October 21 is Global Champagne Day! To help you celebrate David White suggests five things you need to know about Champagne.
- October 21, 2016Tags: wine , grape collective , david white
- August 30, 2016Tags: wine , terroirist , grape collectiveOld wine isn’t necessarily better; it’s just different.
- December 08, 2015Tags: wineberserkers.com , w. blake gray , rudy kurniawan"Kurniawan showed how much money could be made with fake wines. At a single auction hosted by Acker Merrall & Condit in 2006, he netted nearly $25 million."
- November 24, 2015Tags: simon bize , savigny-lès-beaune , rullyHow is someone supposed to learn about Burgundy with prices seeming to reach new heights each week?
- So long as one is willing to forgo Yquem, savvy consumers can purchase half bottles from virtually every top producer -- many with a decade or more of age -- for less than $30.
- October 27, 2015Tags: terroirist , st-julien , pauillacEarlier this month, I visited Bordeaux to see what else the region could offer. I learned that, contrary to perception, Bordeaux is home to countless mud-on-their-boots farmers who produce affordable, authentic wines.
- October 13, 2015Tags: then & now , napa valley , kelli whiteWhite profiles both along with 200 other producers, from "the large-scale and the Lilliputian, the cult and the quaffer, the founders and the new wave." Importantly, she also checks in on the arc of every producer's wines, sharing tasting notes on current releases and back vintages.
- September 15, 2015Tags: stony hill , spring mountain , smith-madrone"These wines are reintroducing America to a style of wine that went dormant for a long time," she explained. "They're reminding people that there's a different way to make Chardonnay." - Sarah McCrea
- September 01, 2015If Winiarski hadn't tasted Fay's homemade wine -- and been able to purchase the adjoining property -- Chateau Mouton-Rothschild would have won the Judgment of Paris.
- August 18, 2015Tags: karl storchmann , david whiteMy advice was simple. I urged him to look for off-the-beaten-path varieties from off-the-beaten-path regions. As New York University economics professor Karl Storchmann once explained, "[The market] adds a premium for certain places or grapes."