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This brandy was double-distilled in Alambic Charentais Pot Still from 100% Folle Blanche, the classic grape variety of Cognac, then aged in new French Limousin and Nevers Oak barrels for 27 years. The result is one of the finest brandies you will ever experience. A deep amber in the glass releases mellow aromas of dried fruit.

Some delicious, big and bold feasting reds from around the wine globe.

Watermelon is one of today’s fastest-trending fruits and it's making its way onto menus for cocktails and mocktails.

Increase the business value of your wines by getting them in front of the top Master Sommeliers and wine buyers at the Sommeliers Choice Awards.

Buyers-only judging platform increases visibility of spirits and wine brands at the 2020 Pr%f Awards.

Produced by winemaker Alexia Roberts, this sparkling red, made in the “methode champenoise” with predominantly 3-year old Shiraz aged in French oak barrels, pours with a satisfying deep red frothy mousse. You’ll receive dark berries on the nose followed by rich plum and spices on the palate.

SO MANY WINES, SO LITTLE TIME - Finding great wines to recommend to patrons or share with friends is a never ending process. With so many to choose from, singling out the ones that can attract and hold your attention, from that first exciting hint of aroma all the way through to that sad and final moment when the bottle has been exhausted, can be trying. The good news is that discovering great wines is a globe trotting adventure, rich with intriguing opportunities and sensory experiences.

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.

With her new appointment comes the debut of 14 new seasonal libations spotlighting autumnal spirits.

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

FINAL CALL to Enter Your Wines in 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards

 

Get your wines reviewed by leading sommeliers and on-premise directors of the USA

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.

The 2017 Tayson Pierce Chardonnay is another testament to the diligence and care taken to craft their wines.

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

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

Chicago's newest destination for eating and drinking features top chefs, restaurants and bars as well as arts and culture.

There was a time when wars were fought, continents discovered, and fortunes made all in the pursuit of spices. This is what it is like in Chef Floyd Cardoz’s kitchen. His kitchen is a veritable court of flavor, spices gain a fine measure of their former glory, as well as much of their old-world appearance.

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).