Andrew Chalk visits English wineries with stops at Chapel Down, Hush Heath Estate, and Woodchurch.
Monthly Archives: November 2019
- "Cru Beaujolais ... just the smell of that wine would make me feel so happy ... jolly right down to my bones and that was the source of the play on Beaujolais, the Bone-Jolly thing" -Steve Edmunds on how he came up with the name for his gamay-based wine.
- "...we were at Per Se to hear the Newton folks talk about how they are recommitted to elegant wines that express a sense of place. They talked passionately about preserving the past while moving forward, in concert with nature, as the Newtons had stressed."
- Georgia’s increasing presence on the global stage can largely be attributed to the fact that it boasts the title of Inventor of Wine. Georgia received a record number of 8.7 million international visitors in 2018, of which nearly 5 million were tourists.
- Warren Winiarski, whose the 1973 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon bested famous French reds in the 1976 Judgment of Paris, has become the first winemaker to receive the Smithsonian’s James Smithson Bicentennial Medal.
- "The idea is always to be a grower of crémant, because everybody knows about Champagne, and nobody ever talks about growers of crémant, and this is what I am doing." - François-Xavier Chaillou
- Matt Horkey and Charine Tan of Exotic Wine Travel discuss their latest book on Hungarian wine.
- "I think balance makes a great cider. Probably a lack of too many flaws. Too much sweetness. And I think a depth, where you are kind of intrigued by just like wine, the different flavors kind of, as they reveal not appliness but other things." Ezra Sherman
- Virtuosic terroir expression, impressive longevity, opulence without excess — all from a co-op.