Champagne

Champagne Jacquart: Pleasure and passion in a glass of Champagne

Celebrating 50 years, Champagne Jacquart is considered young in spirit, innovation and production for this region of France. To inaugurate this special year the winery is introducing the Mosaic collection, a body of Champagnes that best represents the vitality of House of Jacquart and its head winemaker, Floriane Eznack. To read more…

The Truvee Sisters

Truvée Wines: Sisters unite through wine

The McBride sisters’ story has many firsts and their two wineries are built out of the love they have for each other. Robin and Andréa McBride are not only women winemakers, a challenge in itself, but also they are the first African American women winery owners/winemakers. Their latest endeavor is Truvée Wines, a Central Coast

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Lawrence Dunham Vineyards Tasting Room

Lawrence Dunham Vineyards Wine Gallery: Sharing the Arizona wine experience

As Californians we are spoiled by the selection of wine produced in our home state and often overlook some outstanding choices from other regions in the United States. Arizona is one of those states that has some excellent wineries specializing in the Rhone varietals due to terroir and climate. In 2014 a new regulation changed

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Kimmel Wines

Kimmel Vineyards: From cattle ranch to winemaking

When first meeting Jim Kimmel one immediately senses his commitment to his family, relatives, the Ranch his father and mother, Ed and Lillian Kimmel began in 1963 and the grapes that are grown in the vineyard. It is about continuing the family heritage that is now seeing its 4th generation. It is carrying on the

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Decanting Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne

Nicolas Feuillatte: Champagne with distinction

When you think of Champagne you typically do not think of a vertical tasting or decanting older Champagne to bring out the flavors and the nose. During a recent tasting at Spagettini in Beverly Hills of the Nicolas Feuillatte collection, oenology and quality manager, Guillaume Roffiaen did just that. Besides featuring the most recent releases

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Premier Cru Collection Bordeaux Glass

Premier Cru Collection: Stemware that enhances the wine

The enjoying wine not only encompasses the bottle of wine chosen but also the company you are with, the cuisine you are pairing with each wine and the glass that the wine is served in. The glass can make or break the occasion. Recently at a dinner at Ysabel I had the opportunity to meet

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Mark Horvath, Crawford Family Wines and Cori Solomon

Crawford Family Wines: In pursuit of balance

Each year the wines from Crawford Family Wines get better and better as I have impressively watched the growth and development of this winery. I first discovered Crawford wines at the Sta. Rita Hills Wine and Fire event in 2013. Since that time they have expanded their focus of just Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from

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Michael and Carey Skinner, Skinner Vineyards

Skinner Vineyards and Winery: A family’s legacy becomes a passion for wine

As one explores the world of wines, interesting connections are made between winemakers and owners. These experiences show how small our universe can be. On a tour to El Dorado County I discovered that someone I had known through real estate is now an integral part of the El Dorado wine scene. Carey Skinner with

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Zuccardi Series A Wines

Familia Zuccardi: An Argentine family wine tradition spanning three generations

World Malbec Day has passed but I cannot help but reminisce about my adventures in Argentina. My memories drift to my final day in Mendoza and the land of Malbec where I discovered Familia Zuccardi. This winery combines all aspects of the Argentine wine industry, bringing them together in harmony with excellently balanced wines, gourmet

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Rarecat Wines

Rarecat Wine: Creating distinctive Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and in the case of Rarecat Wines it is the splendor of the wine and the female inspiration behind these wines. For Sharon Kazan Harris, owner of Rarecat Wine, it is about that rare exquisiteness that can be found when you least expect it. Sometimes it does

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