I wondered, as I travelled around Burgundy with a group of people invited by Burgundy Wines and the “Discover the Origin” campaign*, what it was that defined the region and really differentiated it in the minds of wine drinkers around the world.
The last event of the 2013 Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy was a tour of and dinner at Château Haut-Bailly. It was a most memorable evening thanks to our charming host, Diana Paulin, the very special setting in the dining and the living rooms of Château Haut-Bailly, the excellent food of Chef Jean-Charles Poinsot, and – last but not least - the superb Chateau Haut-Bailly wines.
What if I told you there’s a region with 6th-generation family-owned wineries, passionate young winemakers, and distinctive red and white wines that are truly reflective of their terroir? What if I told you these wines can be had for under $20?
Bruno Giacosa is an icon of Piedmont. A guardian of the traditional style, he has made benchmark Barbarescos and Barolos since 1961. I recently had the opportunity to taste 17 vintages of Giacosa's Barbaresco Asili Riserva, Barolo Falletto Riserva and Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva spanning the years 2008 to 1967.
The wine industry is “preventing” the average consumer from fully “understanding and liking” wine as it has no idea how to communicate with them, according to Tim Hanni MW speaking at the Digital Wine Communications Conference this weekend.
In an attempt to make wine with no added sulphur, some new thoughts came to my mind. Are we actually getting so used to sulphur compounds aromas that we actually judge them as a quality imparting to the so-called complexity of a wine?
An identity crisis yields confusion in the marketplace.. Barbera, when you ask most people their initial reaction to the name might yield blank stares, or worse. While Barbera is capable of producing some...