I was admittedly more than curious to see the effects of regime change at Château-Grillet. The sleeping ghost wine of the Rhône had been purchased by the Artemis group (which owns Bordeaux first-growth Château Latour) in 2011 and the new team, led by the intenseFrédéric Engerer and property manager Alessandro Noli, rolled up their sleeves and got to work.
Imagine you were asked to make a fruitcake when there was a shortage of dried fruit. That was the sort of challenge facing winemakers in the southern Rhône in 2013. But the results are rather delicious, and I suspect that many wine lovers will find
For the men and women who make wine, perhaps no word is more packed with nervous anticipation than "harvest." After months of spending time, sweat and money in their vineyards, it's the moment to see what nature delivered.
What does a celebrity who already has everything do? Buy a winery, of course. We rounded up celebrity winemakers, some whom have invested in their own vineyard and others who have teamed up with an already established winery to create their own unique collection.
Greece recently celebrated its “Ohi Day” (“No” day) on October 28 to mark the time when in 1940 the then Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, rejected Benito Mussolini’s ultimatum to march troops through Greece. In 2014, much is being said about how Greeks need to say “no” to corruption, which has contributed to the country’s on-going economic crisis.
Are the premature oxidation woes that beset white Burgundies from the mid-1990s now threatening red wines? A study now casts doubt on the longevity of super-ripe, oaky, low-acid reds. Jane Anson reports
I run into Pigott every few years when he comes to Seattle to serve as master of ceremonies at the Riesling Rendezvous meetings that Chateau Ste Michelle and Dr. Loosen organize and his passion for this wine is beyond question. He writes about Riesling a lot on the web and in books, but it has been a while since he’s published a book in English (he lives in Germany these days). You can see that he wanted to make up for lost time here.