• Wines from Alsace

    In a Challenging Season High Hopes for 2023

    By: Alcase - Oct 20th, 2023

    For many regions, 2023 was a difficult vintage, torn between heat waves often coupled with heavy rainfall, and drastic drought. In view of this record, Alsace is in a privileged position, and 2023, at a time when the wines are still fermenting (the harvest ended on Thursday, October 12), looks like a miraculous vintage.

  • Two Great Sustainable Wines From Chile

    The Vineyard Is Next To The Pacific Ocean

    By: Philip S. Kampe - 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 Species

    By: Philip S. Kampe - 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.

  • Sea Slopes

    Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

    By: Philip S, Kampe - 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: Philip S. Kampe - 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 Vintages

    By: Zachary Marcus Cesare Harris - 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 Valley

    By: Alexandre Caso & Nicolas Jaboulet - 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 Harvest

    By: Domaine - 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, 2022

    By: Hospices - 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 MIRAVAL

    By: Miraval - 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 Under

    By: Australia - 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 Summer

    By: BMD - 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 Hiatus

    By: Duplin - 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.  

  • Gimme Gamay

    Underdog Wine Poured at Mezze

    By: Mezze - 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. 

  • Bubbles for Oscars

    FLEUR de MIRAVAL Will Flow for Celebrants

    By: Mirval - 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.

  • Maison Henri Giraud

    World Heritage Site

    By: MHG - Jun 14th, 2023

    Henri Giraud is a family-owned Champagne House located in Aÿ-Champagne since the 17th century. It combines a unique viticultural heritage, rooted in exceptional Champagne terroirs where Pinot Noir reigns supreme, with remarkable expertise in blending and aging, making it one of the most amazing players in Champagne.

  • Inama Releases I Palchi

    Wine from Terraces of Monte Foscarino

    By: Inama - Oct 19th, 2023

    On its third release, I Palchi 2021 follows the path of research created by the Inama family: constantly improving in order to pursue ever more ambitious goals, in search of the highest purity of fruit.

  • Bobal a Grape To Learn About

    Great Wines From Utie-Requena

    By: Philip S. Kampe - 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 Rose

    By: Philip S. Kampe - 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 Lisbon

    By: Charles Giuliano - 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 Two

    By: Charles Giuliano - 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 Tour

    By: Charles Giuliano - 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 America

    By: Philip S. Kampe - 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 Tour

    By: Charles Giuliano - 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 Chiaretto

    By: Philip S. Kampe - 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.

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