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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).

America's Test Kitchen celebrates 20 years with commemorative cookbook that offers tried-and-true recipes plus insights from the show's chefs.

Deep berry and inky in the glass, Langmeil Barossa Orphan Bank delivers on its 70+ year old vines. It provides some licorice and herbaceous notes on the nose followed by plum, pepper and hints of tobacco and leather on the palate. This medium body Shiraz is mildly dry and is best accompanied by a savory dish to complement its subtleties.

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.

From lean and mean to big and bold - Italian reds for fall drinking.

Two-time finalist for James Beard “Best Chef: South,” Chef Isaac Toups, launches new hot sauce line.

Premium single-note fruit purées and expertly-layered blends gives flawless consistency and endless creative opportunities behind the bar.

Your glass will emanate aromas of plum and blueberries followed by a big berry blast and rhubarb on the palate. Tart and tangy notes with hints of tobacco and black pepper. Well balanced, this silky smooth Pinot Noir will delight you this season. Priced at that sweet-spot where price and quality meet.

How will you be celebrating International Sherry week?

Bar managers must master the following tasks before they can properly hire and train their staff.

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