Wine Buzz

Wine Buzz April 2016: Special Rose Edition

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

PINK-apoCALYPSE NOW Last summer was the tipping season for dry rosé. Cases of pink wine joined stacks of red blends and Pinot Grigio on display. Whispering Angel was seemingly ensconced in every storefront and cooler in the Hamptons. The phrase “brosé” even caught some traction. Provençal rosé in particular showed scorching sales. For the 12th ... read more>

Wine Buzz – March 2016

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

New AVA-Driven Line Reaffirms Kenwood’s Strength in Sonoma  Kenwood Vineyards has held a strong but relatively quiet presence in Sonoma County since 1970 (considering they produce about half a million cases annually). Part of Pernod Ricard’s wine portfolio since 2014, the brand is getting a fresh makeover. SKUs have been trimmed back, and not only ... read more>

Wine Buzz – February 2016

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Zonin Dresses Up a Trio of Blended Bubblies  Zonin is tapping into Italy’s deep connection to fashion with a new limited-edition “Dress Code” Collection, designed both to showcase the blending potential of Prosecco’s signature Glera variety and to communicate different moods via the packaging and character. The White Edition (Glera & Pinot Bianco), with floral ... read more>

Wine Buzz – January 2016

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

 Vergelegen: Sharp Wines At South Africa’s Leading Edge If wine’s “Old World” is Europe, and its “New World” is considered the United States, South America and the Antipodes, where does South Africa fit? It is becoming refreshingly evident that South Africa is successfully bridging both worlds. There is a genuine reverence for terroir; yet winegrowers ... read more>

November 2015 – Wine Buzz

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Forget Boughs of Holly— ‘Light My Bottle’ Turns Empty Bottles into Art This nifty new product—enjoying its first holiday season on the market—has “impulse buy” written all over it. Light My Bottle’s string of micro LED lights turns empty wine/liquor bottles into homey works of art. The string inserts easily into the bottle and a ... read more>

Wine Buzz: December 2014

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

NEW AUTOMATIC RABBIT WINE OPENER IS BUZZ-WORTHY The wine gadget culture has a hot new tool. Er, make that toy? Just remove the foil and pop the Rabbit automatic electric corkscrew on top of a bottle of wine and hold in place… it pulls the cork out and ejects it. The new Rabbit also has ... read more>

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>

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>

Wine Buzz: September 2014

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

REMINDER: Mark your calendar & put up signage: the Jewish High Holy Days begin this month on Wednesday, September 24th at sundown. CHATEAU ST. JEAN LIGHTENS UP WITH ‘BIJOU’ CHARDONNAYSonoma-based Chateau St. Jean, long a leader in California Chardonnay, hit shelves in August with Bijou, a wine with a purposefully lighter touch of oak. After ... read more>

Wine Buzz: August 2014

Friday, August 1st, 2014

FRESCOBALDI LAUNCHES NIPOZZANO ‘OLD VINES’ IN THE U.S. Tearing a page from the American wine label book, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi has gone “old vine.” Nipozzano “Vecchie Viti” is a new wine made from the oldest vineyards surrounding the Nipozzano Castle in the heart of the Chianti Rufina DOCG. (With 700 years of winemaking experience, the ... read more>
 
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