Monthly Archives: August 2018

  1. Stony Hill Vineyard: A Toast to a Napa Valley Pioneer, With a Glass of Pinpoint Chardonnay

    Stony Hill Vineyard: A Toast to a Napa Valley Pioneer, With a Glass of Pinpoint Chardonnay

    "We’ve seen so many fine wineries become virtual bulk-wine producers after being bought by big companies." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher on the sale of Napa winery Stony Hill Vineyard
  2. Why you should think (and drink) PFALZ FIRST

    Why you should think (and drink) PFALZ FIRST

    If you want concrete eggs and amphora, funked-up pet-nats and glou, go elsewhere. But if you aren’t too cool to love the most achingly beautiful, classical, elegant, full-bodied, extract-rich, earthy wines, above all dry Rieslings from some of the best vineyards anywhere, you’re home.
  3. Disney World Wine, by George: When It Comes to Tasting, It’s a Big World After All

    Disney World Wine, by George: When It Comes to Tasting, It’s a Big World After All

    “You can buy any amount of many of the wines that are on the list,” Miliotes, who became a Master Sommelier in 2007, said. “That’s the fun thing.” -George Miliotes
  4. Rupert Symington On The Fight To Keep Port Relevant

    Rupert Symington On The Fight To Keep Port Relevant

    "The sweetness level in a glass of Port is not going to kill you." - Rupert Symington, co-owner/co-CEO, Symington Family Estates
  5. Francesco Cirelli Is Walking on the Wild Side in Abruzzo

    Francesco Cirelli Is Walking on the Wild Side in Abruzzo

    "In Abruzzo, the king and queen are Montepulciano and Trebbiano, so we have been cultivating these grapes for thousands of years." Francesco Cirelli
  6. Aroldo Bellelli of Bisci on the elegance of Matelica Verdicchio

    Aroldo Bellelli of Bisci on the elegance of Matelica Verdicchio

    "So, if you want to make it very simple you have: Matelica with higher acidity, higher minerality compared to the Jesi area and from the area of Castelli di Jesi, a much easier drinking wine." Aroldo Bellelli, Winemaker Bisci
  7. Giacomo Tincani of La Basia and the wines of Valtènesi

    Giacomo Tincani of La Basia and the wines of Valtènesi

    "Groppello is our grape, it's the grape, and actually our region is defined by its presence. It's a very, very tiny area where this grape still exists..." Giacomo Tincani of La Basia
  8. White House Wines and the Long, Sleepless Night

    White House Wines and the Long, Sleepless Night

    "So back in 1999, we looked into this for our column in The Wall Street Journal. We learned that for state dinners, the White House chooses American wines with a theme appropriate to the guest." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
  9. A Brazilian Marvel: Miolo

    A Brazilian Marvel: Miolo

    Contrary to the typical images of steamy jungles that would come up for most of us, and thereby horrible conditions for growing grapes, Brazil makes some wonderful wines.
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