For Table And Cellar: Warm Up With Italian Wine

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…

How To Bring French Holiday Traditions Home

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.

Outfit Your Holiday Table With German Wines

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…

A Festival of French Crémant

Eight French regions have achieved an appellation to produce crémant. Over half of crémant is produced in Alsace; the rest comes from Bourgogne (Burgundy), Limoux, the Loire, Jura, Savoie, Die and Bordeaux.

Inside the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction

The Hospices de Beaune estate (most of it Grand Cru and Premier Cru) and its prestigious wines produced by 22 hand-chosen winemakers are utterly famous. The wines are sold annually at auction on the third Saturday of November in an event conducted by Christie’s auction house.

Lirac: Five Star French Wine And Travel

Though Lirac was officially recognized as such in the 1940s, the area has been known for quality vineyards since the middle ages, famous for fresh, aromatic and structured wines.

Two French Wine Trips To Take This Fall

I’ve recently written about two extraordinary travel opportunities for lovers of French wine. Both dive deep into culture and experience while keeping wine front and center.