Luxury brand Louis Vuitton Moët & Chandon, whose portfolio of wine and spirit brands includes names like Hennessy, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot and Krug, has released a coffee table book that gives readers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the estates that produce its world famous wines and bubbly.
Lamberto Frescobaldi The Thanksgiving meal inspires more debate than any other on which wine should be served with the roasted bird. I have a very simple solution to this vexing conundrum: drink what you like, lots of it.
By and large, American culture is obsessed with the present, often favoring instant gratification over distant pleasure. But there’s a real beauty and deeper sense of appreciation to purchasing a wine upon release and properly storing it until just the right moment in time. It’s an experience that requires patience...
Sylvie Cazes has announced her departure as general manager of the Bordeaux estates owned by Champagne group Louis Roederer, including the iconic second-growth Château Pichon Longueville Lalande and châteaus de Pez and Bernadotte.
From historic wineries that have stood the test of time to those that have maintained the region's pastoral vibe, Sonoma is rich with classic Wine Country charm. In the tasting room, housed in the 1862 press room, taste five wines for $10.
Interestingly enough, it may be these now Chinese-owned Bordeaux wineries that have the best chance of succeeding in the middle market in mainland China. Leveraging both the prestige of the Bordeaux name and the local business savvy of their new owners...
The white Châteauneuf-du-Pape was the 2009 Château de Beaucastel Vieilles Vignes, "the best white I've had in the past year," said Mr. Parker, who proceeded—in a rapid, stream-of-consciousness fashion—to describe what he found in the wine: "honey, white flower, white apricot, marmalade—it's viscous but elegant."
This past summer I received an e-mail from Zoltán Demeter, a winegrower in Hungary's Tokaj region whose wines I admire unreservedly. I met with him last year in Tokaj and we tasted carefully through his wines, the discussion extending well beyond the usual technical jabber.
SOMM, a new film from director Jason Wise, 32, debuts at the second annual Napa Valley Film Festival in November 2012. This documentary follows four sommeliers as they study for and take the Master Sommelier exam.
Like the growing wine regions in Asia and South America, the demand for vineyard estates in England is increasing, driven by price declines that have endured since the global property downturn and the continuing allure of life among the grapes.
Chateau Haut-Brion 2008, a Bordeaux first-growth wine from the Pessac-Leognan region south of the city, fell to its lowest level since February 2010 in trading on the London-based Liv-ex wine market, according to data on the market’s website.
Coffee, the object of reverential and religious affection. Prayed to by the addict, the aficionado, the connoisseur. They sniff, they swirl and they savour their brews like First Growth Bordeaux or 50-year old Auslese.
For Michel Chapoutier, the most important thing in a wine is its sense of place, its expression of terroir. His home, ancestral, personal and professional, is one of the truly great terroirs of France: the hill of Hermitage.
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