Monthly Archives: February 2020

  1. The Billionaire’s Sangiovese: Six Questions With Santa Barbara Winemaker Matt Dees

    The Billionaire’s Sangiovese: Six Questions With Santa Barbara Winemaker Matt Dees

    "Sangiovese is like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It goes through extreme changes. In the course of a day or two it does a complete 180. You never know where it’s going until it’s 10 years in the bottle and then you know where it’s going to be." -Matt Dees
  2. Richard Kershaw: The Master of Wine who has Uncovered South Africa's Potential for World Class Chardonnay

    Richard Kershaw: The Master of Wine who has Uncovered South Africa's Potential for World Class Chardonnay

    "Elgin (Chardonnay) tends to have a little bit more flesh on the bones, a little bit more plumpness that kind of gives you that impression that you see really in Burgundy." Richard Kershaw
  3. Roberta Bricolo of Cantina Gorgo Carries on Her Family's Dream

    Roberta Bricolo of Cantina Gorgo Carries on Her Family's Dream

    "Wine must be loved not because our life depends on it, but because it makes it more pleasant, more intense, more interesting." Roberta Bricolo, Gorgo Winery
  4. Open That Bottle Night 2020: Even IKEA Ireland Has Gotten on Board

    Open That Bottle Night 2020: Even IKEA Ireland Has Gotten on Board

    "OTBN is observed on the last Saturday of February, which is Feb. 29 this year. OTBN will be celebrated throughout the world, from Grove, Okla., to Prague..." Dorothy J. Gaiter & John Brecher
  5. Grape Collective Editors Donate Papers to UC Davis Wine Writers Library

    Grape Collective Editors Donate Papers to UC Davis Wine Writers Library

    Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, senior editors of Grape Collective, donated their papers to the library of America’s top wine school, the University of California at Davis.
  6. Paso Robles: A Wine Community Unlike Any Other

    Paso Robles: A Wine Community Unlike Any Other

    The Paso Robles region has become a magnet for those looking to be a part of a dynamic and growing wine scene.
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