In a not-so-subtle way, South Africa's Western Cape government is asking its winemakers to consider using their low-end wine for something other than drinking.Read more »
This past year gargantuan NBA star Amar'e Stoudamire blazed across the wine-world's headlines when he posted an Instagram photo of his hulking body submerged in a vat of red wine.Read more »
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Varietals Produced in Helen View all
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...
Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...
“With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
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Well. Al, I've found another bottle with a painted label.The problem with ... named for owners Stanley and Helen Cheng, Huh?Hestan is named for Stanley and Helen Cheng?Wait a second, I think it was named for Helen and Stanley.OK, that mystery is solved.They list two winemakers on the web site: Thomas Rivers Brown and Jeff Gafner. Reading bet... Read More
An initial list (just priming the pump) of winemakers and consultants for ... ... beasts:Heidi Peterson BarrettHelen TurleyBob LevyPhilippe MelkaRobert FoleyTony Soter (like his move to Oregon)Mia KleinMerry EdwardsThomas Rivers BrownCathy CorisonSteve MatthiassonAaron PottPaul HobbsMichel Rolland &nbs Read More
I find the assertion that oaked chardonnay is somehow lacking in pure fruit ... in the hands of people like Helen Turley, chardonnay can be fully malo'd, fermented in oak, and packed with delicious ripe fruit flavor. Brewer Clifton still makes a pretty good bottle of wine, most of which I think see both wood and malo; I prefer the Sweeney Cany... Read More
I generally avoid wine clubs of any sort, even at my favorite wineries--I'm ... ... Kristin Scott Thomas and Helen Mirren at Oscar time. Elegant, classy, and knows how to make things happen. As Chuck said, "Your wine comes out at special occasions." Michael: "That's all I can ask." The Filice takes about a year longer than the Estate to real... Read More
Jul 6, 2010
My husbands loves the Marcassin Pinot Noir, how can I get on your mailing list?
I recently (re)watched the movie High Fidelity with John Cusack. The basic ... wines. The label is owned Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer. Arguably the most profound wine maker in California, Helen Turley is the creator of Marcassin Wines. The wines are completely allocated to a very private mailing list. The waiting list for an allocation... Read More
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