I like to introduce my guests to interesting wines, wines that you might not otherwise try with a holiday dinner. So no Pinot Noir or Chardonnay here, just my top 10 recommendations to try along with the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.
Beaune, 8 o'clock in the morning, streets start to live again. You already feel the agitation that will come during the the next few days brought by the long expected Week end of the Hospices de Beaune Sale.
Who ever thought that French wines would need American defenders? At this year's Wine Experience, I found myself in a very strange position. Allow me to explain. At the Wine Experience in New York I presented three Pinot Noirs from the extreme, westernmost Sonoma Coast: 2009 Littorai Hirsch Vineyard, 2009 Peay Vineyards Pomarium and a barrel sample of 2010 Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge.
The world's biggest, busiest, most practical wine research facility isn't in California, France, Italy or Germany. It's the Australian Wine Research Institute in Adelaide, surrounded by many of the country's key wine regions.
If Thanksgiving is an American holiday, why do so many people break out the French and Italian wines? Good wine is produced all over the US, with many varietals natural fits for game meats and holiday sweets.