Achaval-Ferrer Winery

Achaval-Ferrer: Expressing terroir with Malbec

  Achaval-Ferrer typifies the new and old world qualities of creating wine that makes Argentina and Malbec stand out. Meeting recently with Achaval-Ferrer’s Global Brand Ambassador, Marcelo Victoria, it became obvious that several key points were paramount to the winery’s success; low yields, the amount of vines per bottle, warmer fermentation, purity and complexity from

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Three Summer Rosés

Pleasurable summer wines part II

As summer’s end is quickly upon us here are some white wines and Rosés to finish out your summertime enjoyment. These refreshing wines are part two of a series of pleasurable summer wines I discovered over the past several months. With about one month to go before we hit the autumn season these summer wines

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Burgundy Wine Tasting Seminar

All about Burgundy: Wines of Bourgogne

When discovering Burgundy it is not about the process or the brand, it is the concept of the terroir. The appellation is a land oriented one and those that cultivate and grow the grapes worship this ground.  The area is known for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir but also its heritage, steeped in tradition that is

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Zuani Collio Bianco Wine

Zuani Vigneti: Bringing out the best of the Collio DOC

I first learned of Italy’s Collio region in 2014 when the president of the Consortium, Robert Princic visited Los Angeles.  Sharing the beauty and wines of this small yet dynamic appellation was exciting so when the opportunity to meet the owners and sample the wines of  Zuani Vigneti I was delighted to further explore Collio.

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Summer White Wines

Pleasurable wines for summer drinking

It’s summertime and what better time to enjoy the refreshing qualities of a nice white wine or Rosé with a summer barbecue or dinner Al Fresco. Here are some of the summer wines I have discovered over the last several months. White Wines: The most unusual was Kettmeir Müller Thurgau from the Alto Adige DOC.

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Vie from Villa Beatrice d'Este

Colli Euganei: Discovering the wines of the Venetian Hills

In the hills above Padua within a thirty-minute drive from Venice is a small wine appellation known as Colli Euganei. Colli Euganie is well worth mentioning because not only is the countryside exquisite but unlike its neighbor, Soave that only produces white wines, they produce some pretty spectacular reds. The region is known for its

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The Primus Room, Bodegas Salentein

Bodegas Salentein: Defining the Wines of the Valle De Uco

When it comes to South American and wine growing, one might consider Mendoza Argentina the epicenter of Argentine winemaking. The Mendoza wine region is made up of several distinct areas; Luján De Cuyo, Maipú and Valley de Uco. Both Luján de Cuyo and Maipú are well-established regions that have been producing wines for well over

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Ouled Thaleb Wines

Ouled Thaleb: Creating new wines in an old world style

One would not necessarily think that Morocco would have a wine industry but the country has an established wine industry that goes back to when the country was a protectorate of France from 1912 to 1956. One such winery that was established in 1923 under this French rule was Domaine Ouled Thaleb, the oldest winery

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Rombauer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

Rombauer Vineyards: Sharing the joy of making wine

For many in the Napa wine industry life began in the 1970’s. You had the Judgment of Paris, which essentially put Napa Valley on the map in the world’s perspective but at the same time, you had many lesser-known pioneers who were forging their way to make their statement in wine. One family that moved

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South Coast Winery Carter Estate Penrose

The perfect wine for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner and it is time to think of wines we can celebrate our dads with. Father’s Day is a perfect day for a barbecue. When thinking of grilled meat, the meal beckons for a red wine. Perhaps a wine with a little more masculine presence or a more meaty

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