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Articles in "Wine"

Our first tranche of seasonal sparklers comes from six countries.

Randall Grahm, founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard, received the American Wine Society Award of Merit at the organization’s national conference in St. Pete Beach, Fla., earlier this month.

In an acceptance speech, Mr. Grahm humbly and humorously discussed several particularly vivid career failures over the past 35 years, as well as plans for the future at his estate vineyard in San Juan Bautista, CA.  But the audience of 600 applauded him for his decades of innovation and successes.

Bertani Winery produces an array of wine to please all palates.

For the holidays, rediscovered this purloined French grape at its source - Cahors 

Wines that are “green”, or earth-friendly, are wines made in one of these three regulated tiers, Sustainable, Organic, and Biodynamic, or SOB.
A hot new category is “natural” wines, the idea being wines free of any harmful additives, but unfortunately the term “natural” on wine has no legal parameters.

When one thinks of German wines, most often it is Riesling that comes to mind. And if asked to name a few wine regions in Germany, the answer is usually Rheingau, Mosel, Rheinhessen, and Pfalz. However, there are 13 wine regions throughout Germany, some lesser-known than others.

Pinot Noir is perhaps the most-versatile red wine for the holidays.

There are more options than choosing either or wine. Try both!

I had the pleasure of attending an intimate tasting of some older Spanish wines on November 12, 2019. Justin Berlin of Spanish Wine Exclusives was the host at Tia Pol in NYC. About 20 wines were poured that were purchased in Spain from several collectors' cellars.

Some of our featured wineries have been reinvented by their new owners.

Don't forget to add these easy drinking wines to your holiday list from the first and largest winery in Israel.

Spain is synonymous with Tempranillo, though many wine lovers are unaware of this because of its numerous and confusing aliases. The best and most famous regions are Rioja and Ribera del Duero (where it is known as Tinto Fino and Tinto del Pais) but fine examples can be found from Toro (as Tinta de Toro), Valdepeñas (Cencibel), and the Penedes (Ojo de Llebre and Ull de Llebre).

A hilly corner of the Veneto in northern Italy was awarded Unesco World Heritage designation this past July, and odds are you are already familiar with it. It is the area known as Conegliano Valdobbiadene in the heart of Prosecco country.

How will you be celebrating International Sherry week?

We start the late fall season with lots of bubbles for celebration, dark reds for contemplation.

Start thinking Merlot when it comes to Tuscan wines!

Master Sommelier, Catherine Fallis, (aka grape goddess) details her top 10 Greek wine picks for Fall 2019.

But don't miss two blockbusters, one from Tuscany and one from Sonoma.

Character in a wine or spirit is hard to define, but you know it when you taste it.

An intro to Le Marche wine region and one of its top wine producers.

Aussie WIne Month goes on a six-U.S.-city trade roadshow to drive awareness of Australian fine wine.

The Russian River Valley (RRV), one of California’s cool grape-growing areas, is a hot place to make wine, especially Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 

Just when you think you've tasted every Italian variety, Campagnia comes a-callin.'

Annual beverage conference features informative seminars and networking over great wines.