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Italians love Champagne. They enjoy an age-old custom of beginning a meal with a conversation and an apertivo. Very often this apertivo takes the shape of an ..
May 29, 2015
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California isn’t the only place that’s been left high and dry.
An Associated Press article published earlier this week by the Bay Area’s ABC 7 News detailed..
May 29, 2015
It’s time to stop playing it safe with your local gnosh-spot wine list.
Earlier today, United Kingdom-based newspaper The Guardian featured the insights and ..
The Rhône holds a large piece of my heart for one big, unctuous reason: the Viognier grape. She’s the first white grape I ever loved. Viognier braved near-ext..
With a bevy of new American Viticultural Areas being approved in the past year, the United States’ winegrowing industry continues to grow.
Earlier this week..
Chef and sommelier Adrienne Smith recently published for Food & Wines of Spain a story about the country's burgeoning organic wine industry, which, according ..
Light raspberry and cherry aromas on the nose with a touch of clay and cinnamon. Cherry bubblegum flavors on the palate with a light mouthfeel, a touch of dus..
May 28, 2015
Pungent licorice, black cherry and raspberry fruit on the nose with a fair bit of heat still in the bottle and a hint of sawdust and earth. In the mouth there..
Light, bright and cheery, this wine has inviting candied cherries and quince paste aromas. In the mouth it's full yet juicy and fresh, with maraschino cherry ..
Oregon’s wine families scoured the state fifty years ago looking for the perfect Pinot Noir site. They found it in the Willamette Valley, The Oregonian report..
May 28, 2015
As the former National Wine Director for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, I love the line, “A slab and a Cab, please.” As a native Texan, I never would hav..
Earlier this month, award-winning wine blog The Gray Report released its list of the 10 best wines from northern Canada, all of which, according..
While California's vineyards and associations have done well to discuss and promote solutions to combat the state’s mega-drought, winemakers in Mexico have su..
The craft-made bandwagon in South Africa has plenty of room.
The country’s wine industry has taken advantage of the extra seats, hopping on with all it’s mig..
How much wine is too much wine for women of a certain age?
According to United Kingdom-based newspaper The Daily Mail, a new study says women in their 70’s ..
May 27, 2015
Hong Kong has long been on the cutting edge of pricey wine auctions and lofty vino ambitions, while China as a whole has lagged behind.
This month South Chi..
The Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland (RASQ) will celebrate 16 years of its yearly wine contest when it kicks off the RASQ Wine Show and Mediterranean ..
In the wine world, consumers judge the books by their cover.
This past Friday, The Wall Street Journal reporter Lettie Teague dove into the world of wine lab..
Claire Suddath’s May 22 Bloomberg Business story reads like an-old school crime novel, and rightly so: “A Pinot Noir”, the story is titled.
May 26, 2015
Popular HBO action/drama Game of Thrones has one winery seeing red over Thrones’ new line of beer titled “Three-Eyed Raven.”
This past week online news outl..
You know it’s bad when Anheuser-Busch, the grandaddy of all beer companies, sounds the alarm.
Morgan Stanley recently released a report detailing the changin..
History would advise against crossing a powerful Russian politician.
The tiny country of Georgia learned this lesson nearly a decade ago when a spat between ..
Seven was the lucky number at the 2015 Court of Master Sommeliers Master Sommelier exam this past week at The Little Nell hotel in Aspen, Co., at which six Un..
May 25, 2015
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