Monthly Archives: October 2019

  1. Eduardo Torres Acosta's volcanic wine journey from Tenerife to Mt Etna Sicily

    Eduardo Torres Acosta's volcanic wine journey from Tenerife to Mt Etna Sicily

    Eduardo Torres Acosta took the bold move of moving from his home in Tenerife to Sicily and is a making animated, terroir focused wines on the north side of Mt. Etna.
  2. Pinotage Enjoys Growing Popularity, Even Paired with Winery’s Mascot

    Pinotage Enjoys Growing Popularity, Even Paired with Winery’s Mascot

    “Traveling around the world, we have seen a lot of curiosity around Pinotage. When well made, it is an extremely food-friendly crowd-pleasing wine.” -José Condé, general manager of M.A.N. and Lievland wineries
  3. Wine Pioneer Michael Benedict on discerning the Sta. Rita Hills as a home for world class Pinot Noir

    Wine Pioneer Michael Benedict on discerning the Sta. Rita Hills as a home for world class Pinot Noir

    "The authorities, the academics, had warned us that we would never get red wine grapes ripe in that climate, and way too cool they said, way too cool." Michael Benedict
  4. Glenelly, a South African Terroir with French Soul

    Glenelly, a South African Terroir with French Soul

    "I believe wine in a bottle is capturing the geography and geology of a specific area at a period of time. We try our best to capture the expression of the terroir as much as possible." Luke O’Cuinneagain
  5. Chianti Classico is Not Your Daddy’s Chianti, with Walter Speller and Poggerino Wines

    Chianti Classico is Not Your Daddy’s Chianti, with Walter Speller and Poggerino Wines

    To help me explain why, I asked for help from my friend, Walter Speller. Walter is the Italian Wine Specialist at the Jancis Robinson publication and has great command over Italian wine knowledge, yet he describes his insights with playful banter and intimacy.
  6. Infinite Tastes in a Unicorn Wine: The Story of Navarro’s Dry Gewürztraminer

    Infinite Tastes in a Unicorn Wine: The Story of Navarro’s Dry Gewürztraminer

    "...descriptors do not do this wine justice. It is so elegant, so complex, so precise and so endlessly fascinating to us that John actually called it “infinite,” which is probably the only time he’s used that word in 46 years of tasting." Dorothy J. Gaiter
  7. Matteo Soria of Soria Winery on A Heritage Linked to Moscato

    Matteo Soria of Soria Winery on A Heritage Linked to Moscato

    "We are lucky to be in this place because the land is the point where everything starts." Matteo Soria
  8. Approaches To Grape Growing and Wine Making: Tolosa, Edna Valley

    Approaches To Grape Growing and Wine Making: Tolosa, Edna Valley

    Andrew Chalk explores grape growing and wine making at Tolosa in California's Edna Valley.
  9. Cantine San Marzano: Leading the Winemaking Renaissance of Puglia

    Cantine San Marzano: Leading the Winemaking Renaissance of Puglia

    "Puglia has the attention of the market worldwide and we are focusing on improving our winemaking and viticulture. The best wines are yet to come." Mauro di Maggio, Managing Director of San Marzano Winery
  10. Wine Tourism in Rioja, A Traveler's Playground

    Wine Tourism in Rioja, A Traveler's Playground

    No longer an insular winemaking community, Rioja's wineries are welcoming visitors with experiences that go beyond the vineyard.
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