Bubbles for Oscars
FLEUR de MIRAVAL Will Flow for CelebrantsBy: - Feb 20th, 2023
Oscar night will prove to be absolutely Mirvalous. The Champagne poured at the 95th Oscars®, taking place on Sunday, March 12th will be fabulous FLEUR de MIRAVAL.
Two Great Sustainable Wines From Chile
The Vineyard Is Next To The Pacific OceanBy: - Aug 15th, 2019
Five years ago I had my first meeting with winemaker Alejandro Galaz, who produces dozens of wines from Chile. We focused on a couple of wines that he brought to lunch, a Pinot Noir and a Sauvignon Blanc. Both wines were special in 2014, as well, as in 2019. Galaz is known as a cold climate winemaker. The proof is the Kalfu 2017 Pinot Noir, as well as the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc.
El Regajal Winery Is Madrid’s Finest
Home To 77 Butterfly SpeciesBy: - Feb 07th, 2020
When you think of Spain and its wineries, you think about butterflies. Well think again, as you read about El Regajal Winery and winemaker Danny Garcia-Pita. It is a remarkable combination.
Sonoma Coast ChardonnayBy: - Feb 13th, 2020
Some California Chardonnays are often too buttery and oaky for the palate. A little oak is good and not overpowering, as is the case with this brilliant bottle of Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.
Hungarian Cabernet Franc
My Dad's Nickname Was 'Cab Franc'By: - Jul 11th, 2020
Everyone has a story to tell. Not all of us have wine stories. This is one about my Dad and why I went into the wine business.
Wine Distributor Zachary Marcus Cesare Harris
Specialises in Italian VintagesBy: - Oct 14th, 2020
I am the President and CEO of Ikavina Wine and Spirits, LLC and the brand-owner of “Wanna Be” Wines; the meaning has a lot more, just remember that Yahoo and Google made no sense at first. I am essentially the rebel of Black people in the wine industry, and I am one of few African Americans involved in importing and distribution.
2021 Challenging for Vineyards
Les Alexandrins, Rhone ValleyBy: - Aug 25th, 2021
After a mild winter, a dry mid-spring and a July that seemed more like a November, our wine-growers have really been through the mill.
Domaine des Hospices de Nuits
Videos of HarvestBy: - Sep 17th, 2021
This Friday, September 17, the Domaine des Hospices de Nuits begins its harvest on its plots in the heart of Burgundy. Discover in video all the work 1) in the cellar 2) in the vineyard and 3) admire the beauty of the Pinot Noir clusters on one of the Domaine's Old Vines.
Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges Wine Auction
Sunday March 20, 2022By: - Jan 21st, 2022
"After a series of sunny vintages starting in 2018, the 2021 vintage at Domaine des Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges has seen a return to pure Burgundy tradition: perfect balance, clear typicity, small yield wines, and incredible balance," says Jean Marc Moron, Technical Manager of this estate, with its 13 hectares of vineyards.
Champagne Served at the 94th Oscars
Pitt, Perrin & Peter's Champagne Fleur de MIRAVALBy: - Mar 14th, 2022
Check out what your favorite actors and filmmakers will be sipping all night long at the 94th Oscars®. Fleur de MIRAVAL - the only Champagne house exclusively devoted to Rose? Champagne - announced today it will be the Champagne poured at this year's Oscars, taking place on Sunday, March 27.
Wine Australia’s Marketing GM Paul Turale
Looking Up Down UnderBy: - Apr 27th, 2022
Wine Australia has announced the appointment of its new General Manager of Marketing Paul Turale, commencing 30 May 2022.
Berkshire Mountain Distillers Cultural Cocktails
Toasting the Arts This SummerBy: - May 04th, 2022
Participating cultural organizations include Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Berkshire International Film Festival, Berkshire Theatre Group, Community Access to the Arts, The Clark, Hancock Shaker Village, Jacob’s Pillow, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, MASS MoCA, The Mount, Norman Rockwell Museum, Shakespeare & Company, The Trustees and Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Duplin’s Grape Stomp
Returns After Two Year HiatusBy: - Aug 31st, 2022
Duplin’s Grape Stomp returns after a two-year hiatus -- bigger than ever! A jamming concert, plenty of wine from the world’s largest muscadine winery and a chance to taste the family-owned winery’s new, top-secret Christmas wine are just some of the reasons to attend.
Underdog Wine Poured at MezzeBy: - Nov 08th, 2022
Did you hear the one about the time the Duke of Burgundy Philippe the Bold, outlawed the cultivation of Gamay back in 1385? He claimed it was a "disloyal and bad plant." He reserved his region for the more elegant Pinot Noir. You may wonder why we have such an affection for Gamay at Mezze. We often root for the underdog.
Bobal a Grape To Learn About
Great Wines From Utie-RequenaBy: - Mar 25th, 2017
The area near Valencia, Spain is rich in wine heritage. For over 2,500 years wines have been made. Due to the overpowering grape of Boba it has turned this region into a wine area that wine lovers appreciate.
Not All Rose Wine Are Created Equal
La Nuit En RoseBy: - May 22nd, 2017
Rose is a French term that we all associate with French Rose wines from Provence. Well, the world has changed-Roses are from everywhere in the world.
TAP Wine Tour of Portugal
Day One in LisbonBy: - Nov 22nd, 2017
In mid November there was glorious, summer-like weather during the TAP Wine Tour. We were among 70 journalists from the States, Europe and Brazil. Over three days of bus and airplane hops we visited the major regions and quintas or estates in Portugal. Even for experienced food/ wine/ travel writers this was a rare opportunity. There were four daily vineyards or tasting rooms with several wines at each stop as well as five paired with gourmet meals for lunch and dinner. This is a report on day one, a Monday, which previewed the launch of the three day tour that ended with a TAP Gala in Porto.
On TAP in Portugal
Wine Tour Day TwoBy: - Nov 23rd, 2017
The wine tasting officially started in the late morning on the terrace of Quinta da Alorna. Some dozen or so wines later, after an elegant lunch, we flew to another region and Esporao. There was a third tasting and dinner at Monte da Ravasquaira. It was lights out at 2 AM then back on the bus at 9 AM. It was a pace that continued for the three day TAP Wine Tour.
TAP Tap Tap in Portugal
Day Three of a Wine TourBy: - Nov 24th, 2017
By day two of the TAP Wine Tour we were locked into an endurance marathon. We tasted the wines of several regions; the Alentejo, Dao and Douro. Off schedule by two hours we arrived after dark at the venerable and ancient Quinta do Bomfim Symington. After a long hard day I passed on a late dinner that ended at 1:30 AM. The extra sleep helped to get back on track for the third and final day of the program which ended in Porto.
Chiaretto-A Lighter Shade Of Pale Wine
A Chiaretto Revolution Is About To Reach AmericaBy: - Nov 24th, 2017
Rose wine sales have been growing in double figures during the past three years. Provence rose has led the way in sales worldwide, with many countries following. Italy will now enter the marketplace with Chiaretto, a rose made with red grapes.
TAP Dancing in Portugal
Final Day of Wine TourBy: - Nov 25th, 2017
Concluding the TAP Wine Tour after three days and many tastings I'm now a fan and convert. ASAP I plan to find a case of the Alvarinho style of white wine. Hopefully it will evoke ecotic memories of ancient quintas and elegant gourmet meal pairings. Even the best trips, however, have their challenges and pratfalls.
Vigneti Villabella an Italian Estate
Escape To Lake Garda And Sample ChiarettoBy: - Nov 25th, 2017
After a forty year renovation, Vigneti Villabella has transformed into a viable member of the Relaix & Chateaux World Class Hotel group. The property is in the middle of a sustainable vineyard that overlooks Lake Garda, less then an hour from bustling Verona.
Annual Awards Celebration for Wine and TourismBy: - Nov 26th, 2017
For its annual TAP Gala the Portuguese airline pulled out all the stops. It was a spectacular evening of food, drink, awards and entertanment. There were some 350 VIP guests assembled in a vast Porto warehouse. The event ran well past midnight ending with a performance by renowned Fado singer, Ana Moura.
TAP Is On The Move
TAP Re-BrandsBy: - Nov 27th, 2017
TAP Airline of Portugal re-brands and becomes the largest promoter of Portugal in the world. Led by Abilio Martins, VP, of TAP, the airline has invested for the future resulting in great results since 2015. Marketing Portugal through its fine wine and cuisine is an important part of its new image.
Hanging Out With Brad Smith
In Search of Exquisite Port in PortoBy: - Nov 28th, 2017
Brad Smith, a fellow traveler in the TAP Wine Tour is a port authority, reaconteur and comedian. It was a non stop flow of information, insights and humor as we paired up for day trips first in Lisbon and then during the following weekend in Porto. The experience evoked hints of apricot, explosions of flavor, with an aftertaste of Dante and Poe.