New Zealand wines, especially signature sauvignon blancs, have of late gone from benchmark to caricature - exploiting the natural acidity to the point that you could pour them in your car battery or melt fish bones.
For 3 years, Château Gruaud Larose has invested in a strategy to develop wine tourism, with a dedicated team of 3 people who speak 7 languages (English, French, Chinese, Brazilian, Spanish, Danish and German) and an offer of various and innovative programs adapted to the demand of an increasing number of visitors. As Jean Merlaut, owner of Château Gruaud Larose, believes strongly in this activity, he did not hesitate to rank it among the château’s priorities...
Querciabella is a Tuscan producer of fine wine with 74 hectares (183 acres) of biodynamic vineyards in Chianti Classico (Greve, Panzano, Radda and Gaiole in Chianti) as well as 32 hectares (79 acres) in coastal Maremma.
If a lot can happen over coffee, a lot more can happen over a chat as Swedish sommelier Cecilia Oldne discovered after striking up a conversation with the owner of one of India's largest vineyards eight years ago.
Le Fooding, the French groupand event that touches down in New York once a year, is and isn't your average food carnival. There are the long lines for charcuterie, yes, but there's also Mike D of the Beastie Boys playing a nighttime DJ set for people drinking whiskey by a campfire.
Sometimes a fine bottle of wine needs to be taken in the back and spanked for a little aeration.Okay, that may sound out of place—but not when you’re dealing with Torbreck Vintners. Unquestionably one of the world’s finest wine producers with one of the most likeable winemakers we’ve ever met, David Powell. He’s got an uncanny palette for fine wine and an incredibly authentic Aussie sense of humor.
The headline of a news report in The Australian-‘Julia Gillard schmoozes leaders in pursuit of UN seat’ made me wonder once again that while the world uses wine even as a part of the diplomatic armoury, we in India are too dogmatic not to allow it being served at the official functions...
The world of wine is vast and rich. To celebrate California Wine Month, HuffPost LA had the chance to chat with one of the very top vintners in the state –- who just happens to live here in sunny Los Angeles.
Europe is in the midst of another crisis: not debt, but grapes. Yields are sharply lower, down nearly 40 percent in some of parts of Portugal, which means winemakers will have fewer grapes to blend and, in the end, fewer bottles to offer.
French fears of competition from a flood of U.S. wine bearing the word "chateau" on the label eased on Tuesday, after EU officials delayed a decision on a plan that has left Bordeaux winemakers seeing red.
THE rivalry between the Clare and Eden valleys about which makes the best riesling in the land is hotting up. Last month, Eden Valley winemakers brought out a special proprietary bottle with a small Eden Valley stamp moulded into the glass.
CG: “The only way to keep our wines in good condition is to keep them in oak barrels. We source the best oak from the Argonne forest and use the oak trees from here to make the barrels for the storage of the wine...
English wines have long been the butt of international jokes. By conventional wisdom, England lies too close to the northern edge of the 30°-50° latitude range where wine flourishes in the northern hemisphere.
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