Remhoogte adheres to this certification in the production of their estate Chenin Blanc, from 33-year-old vines (the oldest on the estate). It’s all harvested by hand and I find it interesting that only “exposed bunches on the morning sun side” are harvested for this wine, prized for the golden color they acquire from solar contact.
On a recent trip to Nashville to cover the city’s wine scene for USA Today (you can read about it here) I had poured over lists and menus before making reservations. A couple of things really stood out to me, one of them being the cool by the glass list at Rolf and Daughters in…
Do wine writers really want to be winemakers? Well, when it comes to Brooks Winery that’s probably true. It could be said that well-respected Brooks is a proxy for all that’s right in Oregon wine, the Willamette Valley in particular, Eola-Amity Hills, in super-particular.
Sicilia DOC is a consortium of 300 Sicilian+ wine producers with a rich history of winemaking, discussed by Alberto Tasca, DOC board member and 7th generation vintner.
I’ve had the opportunity to cover several aspects of biodynamic and organic winemaking recently on Forbes. I try to cover biodynamics as much as I can, and I’d like to be sure readers of L’Occasion know these stories are available. Thanks for reading, here or at Forbes, and for sharing your stories with me. Alois…
An American upbringing saves heritage cider for discovery, but now is the ideal time to experience the revitalization of this age-old drink.
It is a coincidence that I published a story on European island wines this week and here I am, writing about Greek wines today. A coincidence, sure, but a fortunate one. Nearly all of the regions I featured had an ancient connection to Greek wines.
This designation is Récoltant Manipulant or Champagne de Vigneron — also, Farmer Fizz or simply, grower Champagne. In this model, the winemaker has control over how the grapes are grown and harvested.
“The wines we create inspire people to think about where the grapes are grown,” says Meyer, winemaker at Murrieta’s Well in California’s Livermore Valley.
Many people, despite the fact that they are told to expect the unexpected, are still surprised to find that the first officially recognized American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the United States was awarded to Augusta, MO. 35 miles from Saint Louis along the verdant bluffs of the Missouri River Valley, this growing region is home to approximately 15 wineries. The tone is peacefully Midwestern — cozy communities and farmland dressed in nature along ride-em-slowly roads.
French wine producers are now allowed to hold back more stock, following recent losses caused by extreme weather conditions.
Alsatian Riesling from four soils — the same variety and the same slice of the world, but different land composition.
While it’s not easy work, it is rewarding and you may be surprised to discover the scope of potential career paths leading into the wine world.
Monticello AVA wine region in Virginia has Jefferson’s fingerprints all over it and it’s one of this summer’s most exciting wine-tasting destinations.
Côtes de Bordeaux is comprised of Blaye, Cadillac, Castillon, Francs and Sainte-Foy appellations. Look at these growing regions as a sorority of sorts — unique individuals grouped together with a common purpose.