Wine

Wine Buzz: November 2014

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

CRIMSON WINE GROUP LAUNCHES UNIQUE MULTI-SOURCE AMERICAN BLEND Literally pushing the envelope for red blends across state lines, Crimson Wine Group (CWG) has released Luminary, a wine using fruit from three renowned wine regions in California and one in Washington. “Our goal was to embody the pioneering American spirit with a wine concept that is ... read more>

The Beverage Network’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Text by Cara McIlwaine | photography by Samuel Bristow ‘Tis the season to give and receive good things, and when it comes to value-added packs, these good things come in all sorts of packages, shapes, colors and flavors. There are velvet bags tied with ribbons, decorative canisters and window boxes showcasing products paired with accompaniments ... read more>

When American Somms Venture Into Cariñena, Discovery Is On The Menu

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Wine names can be tricky. To much of the wine world, Cariñena is a Spanish wine grape known by its more familiar French translation, Carignan. But Cariñena is also a place. And like many of Spain’s up-and-coming wine regions, this is Garnacha town. It’s also a splendid collage of rolling stones, bucolic tradition and red ... read more>

French Brand Revolution

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

With focus, creativity and affordable quality, suppliers of new Vin de France brands take aim at American wine ... read more>

The Grüner Pendulum

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Late in the 1990s, a new generation of winemakers threw themselves at the task of producing great wines from the indigenous Grüner ... read more>

Great Wine, Greater Cause

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Tigner Family launches 4 Foxes Sonoma Chardonnay to support Parkinson’s research Describing his journey into the world of Parkinson’s Disease and the creation of his 4 Foxes wine brand, Rick Tigner recalls, “It all started with a tremor.” From 2003 to 2006, Tigner’s wife, Wendy, began experiencing slight tremors and frozen muscle sensations. Like many ... read more>

Trading Places

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The siren call of the vineyard has influential somms launching their own labels. One rarely hears of car salesman leaving the lot and going off to design and make their own cars, but it’s becoming increasingly common for sommeliers to make their own wine. GREG HARRINGTON Gramercy Cellars Some leave the restaurant business to do ... read more>

Spotlight on France’s Sunniest Region

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Roussillon has quietly emerged as one of France’s most exciting wine regions. Finally, the word is spreading. Which French wine region features the sunniest, driest climate? (No, it’s not Provence.) Which is home to the lowest-yielding vines, the largest concentration of AOC regions and the most organic and biodynamic viticulture? (Nope, not Burgundy or Northern ... read more>

Wine Buzz: October 2014

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

This Halloween, try something with a bite! Red blends slide toward the 'dark' side for October and ... read more>

Sicily Erupts

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Sicily lies in the Mediterranean at the toe of Italy's boot, an ancient crossbreed, geographically and culturally, of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Vineyards and the business of exporting wine have flourished here for ... read more>
 
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