Monthly Archives: March 2020

  1. A Napa Cabernet Taste-Off in Lockdown: Do Good While Holed Up

    A Napa Cabernet Taste-Off in Lockdown: Do Good While Holed Up

    "Like a surprising number of people, our own prescription for getting through this involves calming down with a glass of wine – and, in this case, the good stuff." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
  2. What Pairs With ‘Casablanca’ and ‘Shawshank’? Ask a Shut-In Winemaker

    What Pairs With ‘Casablanca’ and ‘Shawshank’? Ask a Shut-In Winemaker

    “We’ve been pairing our wines to our movie selections. First, a 2015 Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and ‘Casablanca’ — Morocco is on the coast so figured we’d have a coastal wine." Lynn Penner-Ash
  3. Interview with Matteo Ascheri, President of The Barolo, Barbaresco, Alba, Langhe, and Dogliani Wine Consortium

    Interview with Matteo Ascheri, President of The Barolo, Barbaresco, Alba, Langhe, and Dogliani Wine Consortium

    "We are carefully planning our activities and strategy for the upcoming months to make sure we make the right choices for when the pandemic ends." -Matteo Ascheri
  4. Marina Marcarino of Punset Winery in Piedmont and the Agronomic Philosophy of Manasobu Fukuoka

    Marina Marcarino of Punset Winery in Piedmont and the Agronomic Philosophy of Manasobu Fukuoka

    "In the year 2007, I fell in love with Masanobu Fukuoka and I decided to add to the agriculture of not doing. The agriculture of not doing is not working. It is just the not impacting with nature, allowing nature to do its own job."
  5. Autumn Stoscheck of Eve's Cidery is Shining A Light on Cider's Potential in the Finger Lakes, New York

    Autumn Stoscheck of Eve's Cidery is Shining A Light on Cider's Potential in the Finger Lakes, New York

    Autumn Stoscheck is described as "the Robert Mondavi character in the Finger Lakes cider story," in Jason Wilson's The Cider Revival: Dispatches from the Orchard.
  6. Phelps Insignia, Jackass Zin and a Vice Bust: How the World Celebrated OTBN

    Phelps Insignia, Jackass Zin and a Vice Bust: How the World Celebrated OTBN

    Wine “has the capacity to lift us out of ourselves by its beauty. The appreciation of that beauty elevates our life through wine.” --Warren Winiarski, on OTBN 2020
  7. The Prophecies of Ze’ev Dunie

    The Prophecies of Ze’ev Dunie

    "I can’t help thinking of Joseph K. the hapless antihero of Kafka’s The Trial. That’s hardly a cool association for a wine, although back in the early 1990s I once got into the Limelight night club in NYC by telling the doorkeeper I was Joseph K." Stuart Pigott
  8. Roberto Felluga of Marco Felluga and Russiz Superiore on How The Collio Area is Making Italy's Most Serious White Wines

    Roberto Felluga of Marco Felluga and Russiz Superiore on How The Collio Area is Making Italy's Most Serious White Wines

    The hills of Collio give birth to some of the most complex and interesting white wines, including Pinot Grigio.
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