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…
Languedoc wine star Gérard Bertrand has significant reach a stone’s throw from major hotspots in Herault and Aude: Carcassonne, Narbonne and Montpellier.
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.
Maricruz Antolin is the winemaker and agronomist at Krontiras in Argentina’s Mendoza, the first winery in Mendoza to process organic and biodynamic grapes in their own certified and organic winery.
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.
An exciting château and vineyard renovation in Burgundy reveals tales of forgotten bottles of Pommard, Thomas Jefferson visits, a luxury hotel and sheep in the biodynamic vineyards.
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…
Joško Gravner’s vineyards and cellars in Oslavia—in the Friuli region of Italy, stitched to the border of Slovenia, where one of Gravner’s vineyards exists—are infused with the philosophy that “nature offers everything we need.”
“Organic certified 35 ha, cultivated according to the biodynamic method: vineyards, wood, arable land, olive grove and natural truffle-ground. That’s the Fongoli farm.”
The SAUREL family runs a completely biodynamic shop. “Our farm evolved progressively towards farming which respects more and more the environment, the vines, the land and the quality of our wines,” says the family.
Mere are 18 bottles of merlot — all from California — that present their own stand.
Variety is the spice of Italy, and here are 15 fall reds for the fall season… something for everyone as we do everything fall.
Alsatian Riesling from four soils — the same variety and the same slice of the world, but different land composition.
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.
The Alpilles Region Natural Park is also home to one of France’s most authentic wine appellations: Les Baux-de-Provence.