The Famed Bordeaux Château Malartic-Lagravière https://www.youtube.com/embed/HfQ7dRoJR-M A Bordeaux Château encouraging you to visit! Looking for one of the most diverse Bordeaux tastings? You’ll find it at Château Malartic-Lagravière. Truly one of the most diverse tastings in Bordeaux I’ve had to date. Not only was I sipping one of the top Bordeaux Château, but I was […]
Luxury is a Beautifully Handcrafted Ultra Premium Rum photo courtesy of ARÔME The Origins of Rum It’s hard to think about rum without thinking of being on a beach. Somewhere tropical sipping an umbrella drink, or a mojito, but let’s go a step beyond that. Rum’s rich history began in the 17th century. Sugar farmers […]
The Fantesca Estates Experience A Collaboration with Wine Paths Travel. #Sponsored A glass of Fantesca’s King Richard’s Reserve Located one and a half miles from Hwy 29 in St. Helena and a thousand miles away from the hustle and bustle of Napa Valley. Fantesca Estates is in the Spring Mountain District AVA. This AVA (America […]
Salice Salentino is on my mind, and I’ve only just begun to discover all the jewels it has to offer.
The most important articulation of wine in Montalcino is Brunello di Montalcino. In Montalpulciano it is Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. To confuse them is a crime in some circles. The Wine Siren, Kelly Mitchell
Diminutive and slight, its difficult to imagine Delia Viader taking on Napa Valley with her namesake, Viader Vineyards, in the early 80’s. But take it on she did. Dominated by testosterone & tradition, Napa Valley was a man’s realm. There were few women (if any) starting up a winery and doing their own farming and winemaking. Particularly young female upstart Vintners.
Krug Grande Cuvée Champagne whether by a bonfire at the beach or in the most elegant dining setting. Wine and Spirits Magazine just named Krug Grande Cuvée Brut the single most popular sparkling wine in restaurants across the United States. The Grande Cuvée was first made in 1844. Now in its 166th Edition, Krug swept the honors […]
Wine Education and WSET This was the view from my glass at the Court of Master Sommelier Level 1 Class There are many ways to improve your knowledge of wine. From books to certified courses, even learning online, your options are extensive. It can be a daunting task to choose the right program for you. […]
Global Wine Production is down, Consumption is UP. Damage done to vines in El Bierzo, Spain because of hail. Global wine production took a serious hit in 2017. I just wrapped my commentary on The Weather Channel. Our topic was about the historical drop in wine production. Literally down 8.6% globally as reported by the OIV […]
Rich History and a Star in Win Sensing the history was a bit deeper than I knew of the winery located on Larkmead Lane I began a little digging. Frank Family Vineyards is the third oldest wineries in the Napa Valley region circa 1884. Larkmead Lane, in Calistoga, it has a prominent place in the […]
Rosé brought me to Italy. It was the beauty of the land, the romance of the region of Veneto and the people of Bardolino who made me want stay. This is how you pronounce Chiaretto Italian rosé is romancing wine enthusiasts with their contemporary approach to rosé, Chiaretto. This modern-day dry rosé uses the most […]
Just the 2nd release, the 2014 Cornell Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is already a standout. Made up of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. It was aged for 19 months in 70% new French barrels. The wine itself has an intensity rarely found in a wine this young.