Monthly Archives: August 2019

  1. Château d’Yquem and the Sweetness of Laying Down Wines for Children

    Château d’Yquem and the Sweetness of Laying Down Wines for Children

    "We’ve spent 20 years writing about wine – and more than 46 taking notes – and Yquem might be the only wine we find indescribable, though of course that never keeps us from trying." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
  2. Campania: Volcanic Wines from Pompeii to Present Day

    Campania: Volcanic Wines from Pompeii to Present Day

    Literal hotbeds of minerality, nutrients, and flavor, volcanoes provide both the basis of many great wines and the occasion for their consumption.
  3. Dan Matthies of Chateau Fontaine on the Success of the Traverse City Michigan Wine Industry

    Dan Matthies of Chateau Fontaine on the Success of the Traverse City Michigan Wine Industry

    "My philosophy of winemaking is this, it's my partner in winemaking. Her name is Mother Nature. If Mother Nature helps me grow good grapes, we are going to make great wines." Dan Matthies
  4. Italian Wines Born in the USA: Passion, Purpose and History

    Italian Wines Born in the USA: Passion, Purpose and History

    "Bernard Orsi, 75, made his money in beer – he was a top executive of a company that at one time owned brands like Falstaff and Pabst Blue Ribbon – but turned into a winemaker later in life." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
  5. A Chef's Tale: How Charlie Palmer Built His Empire From New York to Sonoma

    A Chef's Tale: How Charlie Palmer Built His Empire From New York to Sonoma

    "Once the wine is in a bottle, it is what it is. Whenever we're doing a wine dinner, it starts with wine and then we create a dish for each one of the wines that we think really works well together and we create a pairing that's hopefully magical." Charlie Palmer
  6. Vitalie Taittinger Brings New Vitality to the Champagne House of Our Memories

    Vitalie Taittinger Brings New Vitality to the Champagne House of Our Memories

    One reason we’ve come back to Taittinger so often is that we find it just plain pleasing. It has all of the great attributes of Champagne – lovely bubbles, brioche, minerality, great acidity – and it’s wrapped seamlessly into a package that we can enjoy all night.
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