Randall Grahm Terroir Wine
Producers Reviews

TERROIR WINE: The Winemaker’s Holy Grail

Photo credit: Nicole diGiorgio sweetnessandlightphoto.com/ Bonny Doon Vineyards The ambition of many a vineyard-owning winemaker is to craft the finest possible vin de terroir. It is a lofty notion – the story of one vineyard’s specific climate, soil type,…

Drink German Wine
Education Reviews

ITS TIME FOR A GERMAN WINE REVIVAL

Photo credit: Deutsches Weininstitut Cool climate has become a bit of a buzzword for wine enthusiasts in recent years. Marginal climates on the very brink of where grapes can successfully ripen are increasingly being sought out by growers conscience of…

Pomerol wine blending
Education Life Reviews Wines

BLENDING AT CHATEAU PETIT-VILLAGE

After a fabulous dinner in the gracious company of Christian Seely, managing director of AXA Millésimes, and Corinne Ilic, AXA Communications Director, we headed to bed with visions of 2005 vintage Château Pichon Baron dancing in our heads. In…

Pichon Baron Wine Tasting
Reviews

VERTICAL TASTING AT CHATEAU PICHON BARON

Photo credit: Daphne Feng Three weeks ago, I was still bundling my kids up in snow suits. Today, they are sweating in shorts and tee-shirts. There is just no accounting for weather these days. And, according to climate change…

Chateau Pichon Baron Visit
Reviews

A Week in the World of Luxury Wine

Photo credit: Château Pichon Baron, AXA Millésimes It was on a particularly cold and dreary day in January that I sat down to write an essay that would bring me here, today, staring out at the majestic terraced vineyards…

women in wine
Life Reviews Wines

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN WINE

The wine trade, like so many other industries, has long been a male dominated arena. The Greeks banned women from attending their symposiums. It was at these marathon eating and wine drinking orgies that the great political and theological…

Lambrusco sparkling red wine
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The sparkling red wines of Lambrusco

Italy is the largest producer of sparkling wine on the planet. With its delicate bubbles, fruity personality, and affordable price, Prosecco has taken the world by storm. No longer reserved for special occasions, sparkling wine is now a popular…

amarone wine
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The unique, ageworthy wines of Amarone

Photo credit: Tedeschi Wines With so much cross over nowadays, in terms of viticultural and winemaking techniques, it is getting harder and harder to find unique wine styles. Burgundian look-a-like Chardonnay is cropping up through-out Australia. German Rieslings are…