Champagne André Jacquart, under the lead of Doyard, represents a modern-style of Champagne de Vigneron.
This month I’m hosting a wine writer’s event centered on the Island Wines of Italy. In researching for the event I’ve learned that there are more than 450 Italian islands. 350 of them are in the sea, either as an element of an archipelago or a singleton. There are 100 lake and lagoon islands, of which Venice comprises 32 of them.
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.”
Like any other wine region, simply covering “Provence” isn’t adequate. To remedy this blanket thinking, we’ll dive into a very unique appellation: Bellet.
Tannat and Parilla––meat cooked over an open fire––is very much a thing. But, it turns out Tannat from Uruguay is packed with freshness. To a wine, Uruguayan Tannat is not harsh––based on my recent tasting of around 120 wines from Uruguay, a large portion of them Tannat.
I’m hosting a wine writers’ collaboration event—Wine Pairing Weekend—during which a group of wine, food and travel bloggers zoom in on a particular topic. On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 10am that topic is Uruguay!
“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.”
It’s a 9+hour flight from Miami to Uruguay’s capital city, Montevideo. It’s worth it if you love wine, excellent food, natural beauty and enriching conversation. Sure you do, right? But if a ticket to Uruguay isn’t in your airline reservation app just yet, join the Wine Pairing Weekend group as we report back. Featuring wines…
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.
An American upbringing saves heritage cider for discovery, but now is the ideal time to experience the revitalization of this age-old drink.
While it is true that Malbec may be a signature grape in Argentina, it isn’t all that grows there.
Italian red wines always have a place in one’s cellar. There is such a wide range to choose from, why not have a few on hand? While not all wines are meant to age, many Italian reds have the bones to sit in the cellar until called upon—meanwhile, many can be enjoyed whenever, albeit with…
Sauvignon Blanc from Uruguay over-delivers on value, freshness and flavor. It’s affordable, interesting, food-friendly and delicious— balanced white wine for any season.
Take each sip and reflect on the earth that gave it life, the hands that gave it style, the families that earned a living and now sit in their homes, enjoying the benefits of the sale.
Looking for a suitably sophisticated wine selection to serve during winter holidays? Head to Germany, a source of inspiration. Similar to many western European wine regions, winemaking techniques were carried to Germany by the Romans, along with their other tools of conquest as they set out to claim the Alps over 2,000 years ago. It…