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Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Eleonora Marconi From Italy's Castello di Nipozzano

May 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There may be a large gender divide in many workplaces, but in the realm of wine, women have been steadily rising to the top. Not only do female consumers outweigh that of men, the number of female winemakers and sommeliers continue to rise every year. There are probably countless reasons as to why women are reigning supreme on the vineyard, but we’ll leave reasoning to the 10 talented ladies we recently spoke with. From California to Italy, from winemakers to sommeliers, these women’s stories are funny, touching, kismet, and inspirational. Plus, their favorite wines make a pretty amazing shopping list.

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Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Melissa Burr From Stoller Family Estate

May 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There may be a large gender divide in many workplaces, but in the realm of wine, women have been steadily rising to the top. Not only do female consumers outweigh that of men, the number of female winemakers and sommeliers continue to rise every year. There are probably countless reasons as to why women are reigning supreme on the vineyard, but we’ll leave reasoning to the 10 talented ladies we recently spoke with.

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Fifth-Generation Napa Valley Vinter Discusses the Science, Alcohol Content & Outlook for 21st Century Wines

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Some people are drawn to the world of wine by chance and others are quite literally born into it. Joseph Wagner is the latter. Following in the footsteps of four generations of Napa Valley-based winemakers (the Wagner Family of Wine), Joseph got his start in vineyard management before taking what he learned to found his own company, Belle Glos, in 2001.

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Which is the Best, Bordeaux or Burgundy? The Ultimate Wine Rivals Battle It Out

Feb 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Alexander Westgarth

Few topics can start an argument among oenophiles more quickly than the Bordeaux versus Burgundy debate. The friendly rivalry between these two celebrated wine regions has existed for centuries, and both camps are steadfast in their belief that their region of choice showcases not only the best of the vine, but also the very heart and soul of France herself. Is there really a winner in this race? Not likely, as it’s far too easy to fall in love with both.  

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Rutherford Chandelier Room Giltters With the Light of 1,500 Swarovski Crystals

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If glittering lights are one of your favorite aspects of the holidays, you’ll want to visit Hall Wines’ Rutherford Chandelier Room. Sitting underground, below the Sacrashe Vineyard, the cave is considered one of the most beautiful wine tasting rooms in the Napa Valley.

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Talking Wine With Luxury Brand LVMH's Newton Vineyard Estate Director Rob Mann

Nov 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Michelle Winner

Recently, while wrapped in the mist of an early Napa autumn morning, we visited the Newton Vineyard property on Spring Mountain in California's Napa Valley. We were given a tour personally by the recently appointed Newton Estate Director and winemaker Rob Mann, who chatted with us about preparing the foundation for some truly spectacular future vintages.

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From Grape to Bottle: Take Part in La Crema Winery's Virtual Vintner Experience

Aug 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

La Crema Winery is doing something a little different, offering wine connoisseurs the chance to actually be part of the winemaking process. Earlier in the month, La Crema launched Virtual Vintner, which is a unique digital experience that allows consumers to create a wine as a group.

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie's Vineyard Scores a Hit with the Superyacht Set

Apr 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The newly released rosé from Chateau Mirival, the vineyard owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the South of France, has arrived at local wine merchants and is selling like hotcakes. This marks the second release for the wine since the

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Camp Schramsberg: A Champagne Lover's Dream Come True

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Those of us who love to drink our bubbles — or as Dom Pérignon said, we "are drinking stars” — are not only happy, but thrilled to tour producers of sparkling wine. There just so happens to be a number of sparkling wine producers to visit in Napa County, but the possibility of actually participating in the process of making sparkling wine is something we only dream about, right?

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5 European Wine Tours That Are Anything But Stuffy

Aug 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

Wine tours are a quintessential part of traveling through Europe, as its regions hold some of the most famous vineyards, brands and family-run wineries in the world. If youíre a frequent traveler to The Old World you may be looking for something a little different this next time around. Like you, we were itching for that extra twist that made a tour stand out among the rest. Below is a compilation of some of Europeís unique wine experiences.... Read More

75k Ltd Edition Centenary Table Celebrates Robert Mondavi's 100th Anniversary

Jun 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Napa Valley's Robert Mondavi Winery is ready to celebrate their 100th anniversary today, marking the birth of Robert Mondavi himself. Known for helping launch Napa as a world-renowned hot-spot for vineyards, the late Mondavi always appreciated good food, art, and a nice bottle of wine, which is why popular furniture maker Frank Pollaro decided to design a one-of-a-kind Centenary Table to honor the "father of the American fine wine industry."... Read More

Experience A Different Side of Cabo at Los Cabos Winery

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

To many people,Cabo San Lucas represents spring break central, where anything can happen, and everybody gets lucky. Who would have thought that this same place is also where wine connoisseurs can enjoy an aged merlot, while taking in some smooth jazz or light classical sonatas over delectable tapas? Los Cabos Winery offers a veritable cave of wine wonders, where your glass isnít being knocked out of your hand every five minutes by philandering collegiates, and your head isnít pounding from the rave going on next door.... Read More

Ram's Gate Winery's Membership Delivers Wine to Your Door

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Wine. Delivered to your house. Six at a time. Three times a year. Thatís exactly what you get when you sign up for what just might be the best gift this holiday season - the entry level ďSipĒ Membership to Ramís Gate.... Read More

The Sparkling Tastes of Cantine Ferrari

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For many, including myself, fine wine doesn't just stop with the contents of the bottle, it extends beyond to the company itself. If a brand wants to set itself apart from the pack nowadays, not only does the product have to be fantastic and unique, the story behind it has to be personable enough to emotionally invest customers beyond the wine glass. Ferrari knows this and in inviting a select group of writers, reviewers, and editors to a wine tasting lunch at Busalacchi's A Modo Mio in Hillcrest, San Diego with Ferrari Chairman, Matteo Lunelli, they made a point to not only talk about the wine, but about the tradition and passion behind it.... Read More

History, Hotels and California's Wine Country Combine to Make Unforgettable Vacation Destinations

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Thanks to a new partnership, oenophiles can now enjoy some of California's oldest wineries while staying in historic hotels. "These historic wineries were among the first premium wineries in California, says Larry Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels Worldwide.Ē Recognized as one of the world's finest wine growing regions, the history of these wineries is best discovered and the wines are best experienced when exploring from one of Historic Hotels of America's hotels."... Read More

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