Eco-Committed | 8 Ways Napa Valley is Raising the Bar

Apr 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Over the past few years, the practice of sustainability has evolved from a noble concept to a full-on movement in the Napa Valley. Here are just some of the ways businesses in this leading wine region are stepping up their eco-commitment—improving wine quality and the way we all live.... Read More

Dalla Terra Winery Direct Announces Four Cities for Tasting Tour 2012

Apr 16, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Nineteen Italian wineries will be present in a four-city tour in early May. The cities on the Dalla Terra Winery Direct Annual Portfolio Tasting 2012 scheduled May 1-4 are Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.... Read More

Wine Tasting in St. Clement Vineyards' Historic Napa Valley Estate

Apr 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The short path from the parking lot to the charming Victorian house that houses St. Clement Vineyards’ tasting room is steep, but worth every step. The landmark Napa Valley estate, established in 1878 by the San Francisco stained glass merchant Fritz Rosenbaum, was one of the first bonded wineries in the Napa Valley.... Read More

Meet Some of Washington's Top Wine Makers

Apr 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

The state of Washington is home to an impressive breed of winemaker. Many have spent years, even decades, in other parts of the world, honing their craft.... Read More

Willamette Valley Vineyards' Award Winning Pinot Noir and More

Mar 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was Willamette Valley Vineyards. Its prologue begins in 1961, when winemaking visionary Richard Sommer hired an Oregon attorney to do the legal work necessary to establish the first Oregon winery since Prohibition. The attorney’s son was Jim Bernau.... Read More

Interview With GM and Winemaker Craig Becker of Somerston

Mar 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

High in the hills above Napa Valley lay two pristine valleys that together hold the fertile estate vineyards of Somerston. Allan Chapman purchased the 638-acre Priest Ranch property in Soda Valley in 2004, and the adjacent 990-acre Lynch Ranch in Elder Valley early 2006.... Read More

Gérard Bertrand Awarded European Winery of the Year

Mar 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Up until recently I had no idea what the wines from France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region tasted like. I had my first taste at Tilghman Island Inn in Maryland’s Talbot County during a game and wine pairing dinner. I was impressed by its unique flavor profile. Lo and behold, a few months later I was alerted to the fact that Gerard Bertrand, an innovative and sustainable winemaker based in this same region was awarded European Winery of the Year at Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Annual Wine Star Awards.... Read More

Paso Robles | An American Town Known for Rhone

Jan 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

When Gary Eberle planted the region’s first Syrah vines in the mid 1970s, he knew he was onto something big — but he didn’t know how big.... Read More

Castello di Ama Winery Visits Towne Stove and Spirits for Dinner on February 2

Jan 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Next month, Boston’s Towne Stove and Spirits will host an evening with the Castello di Ama winery showcasing the beauty of the Sangiovese grape from the heart of Tuscany.... Read More

Matanzas Creek Winery of Santa Rosa, California | Award Winning Wines & Impeccable Reputation

Jan 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

Cradled between three mountain peeks in Sonoma County's small, fertile Bennett Valley, Matanzas Creek Winery crafts distinctive wines that speak to this beautiful, singular place.... Read More

B Cellars Winery of Calistoga, California | Old World Techniques Mixed With a Love of Wine

Jan 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Not yet ten years old, B Cellars Winery is already redefining winemaking and modernizing old World techniques. B Cellars grew out of the combined passions of Jim Borsack and Duffy Keys.... Read More

The Chanel Wine Label Designed by Karl Lagerfeld

Jan 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Chanel is of course one of the world’s most legendary fashion houses. But did you know that they also have a celebrated winery?
Founded in 1661 by Pierre de Rauzan, Château Rauzan-Ségla, located in the heart of the Margaux appellation of France’s Bordeaux region, was acquired by Chanel in 1994.... Read More

Etude Wines Made From Eco-Friendly Practices in Carneros, California

Dec 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Aptly named “etude” after the classical music term for a focused study or technical exercise to perfect technique, Etude Wines is dedicated to mastering the craft of winegrowing. The winery was founded 25 years ago by Tony Soter who firmly believes that great wines are grown and not made.... Read More

Italian Sausage Soup Paired With Barrel Select Merlot

Dec 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Linda Kissam

Here’s a yummy fall pairing you’re sure to love. The sausage soup is to die for and when paired with the Château Julien affordable ($15) 2009 Barrel Select Merlot — we definitely have a fall time winner.... Read More

Trione Vineyards & Winery of Geyserville, California

Nov 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

As a tribute to the distinctive grapes of the Alexander and Russian River Valleys, the Trione family founded Trione Vineyards & Winery and started making wines of its own.... Read More

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