There comes a point in every intrepid wine lover's life when the well-traveled road must be left behind. One can only drink so much Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc. But finding one's way out of the multitudes...Show More Summary
Prince William and Kate Middleton on Sunday toured the Amisfield Vineyard below the picturesque mountains of Queenstown, New Zealand. As the duke and duchess sampled the winery's 2011 Amisfield pinot noir, Kate reportedly said she was "really enjoying being able to drink again after having baby George," debunking rumors about a potential pregnancy. Show More Summary
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Formerly known as Breggo, FEL is a new label for this winery, but little else has changed. Perhaps the biggest name, aside from a name switcheroo which now honors owner Cliff Lede‘s mother, is the discontinuation of Breggo’s old Riesling … Continue reading ?
Long overshadowed by the famed wines of its neighbors, Switzerland might just count its delicious pinot noirs and lesser-known gamarets among its best-kept secrets.
Some weekends call for a clutch you don’t have to overthink. You know those weekends when you’re going out to a festive dinner or boozy brunch with a big group and you don’t want to worry about someone spilling Pinot Noir or a Bloody Mary when you set your precious bag on the table. Show More Summary
Once upon a time, among the many criticisms leveled at California wine, there existed the notion that California wines did not age as well as their European counterparts. While such notions are less common these days, I still frequently...Show More Summary
This is a wine I like a lot. It’s from a small 5.5 acre (3 hectare) vineyard on the Martinborough terrace originally planted in 1986, and previously known as the Fraser block. It’s managed biodynamically, and in addition to the Pinots made here, there’s also a lovely Syrah and a delicious Syrah/Pinot Noir blend called [...]
Minday Kaling — who is dry and lightly effervescent, just like wine — guest-starred on Marissa A. Ross's "Wine Time" to review a Pinot Noir from the Coppola Diamond Collection. Mindy names it "Heart of Darkness," and she kinda likes it? "A real pretty red" and "I smell like alcohol smells" are two... More »
Laetitia’s latest from the Arroyo Grande AVA in San Luis Obispo is a a Pinot Noir made from whole clusters of Clone 115 Pinot Noir grapes, aged half in new and half in used French oak barrels. Classic dark cherry … Continue reading ...
It’s official. California is exciting place for Pinot Noir, and there is now now shortage of elegant, detailed, supple, world class Pinot Noir here, if you look in the right places. The In Pursuit of Balance tasting held in San Francisco in March 2014 showcased the top Pinot Noirs from California, and from the many [...]
On Sunday night I was lucky enough to drink two wines that are important bottles in the story of Pinot Noir in California. I was with Raj Parr, Sashi Moorman, Jasmine Hirsch and Jamie Kutch at Zuni, and these remarkable wines were brought out. It was an immense privilege to be able to drink them. Sanford [...]
I'm at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara pouring Cornerstone Oregon Pinots all weekend at the World of Pinot Noir. Hope to see you there! Post by Cornerstone Cellars, Napa Valley.
by Alex Balk "A few weeks ago, over dinner with half a dozen entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, the question came up again. The table, which included a few people already worth more than $100 million, went quiet. One man in his late 30s twirled the stem of his wine glass as he thought. Show More Summary
Every January, unbeknownst to most wine consumers, a group of wine writers, sommeliers, and other wine industry professionals spend many the entire month doing nothing but tasting Pinot Noir. Over many successive days, through rigorous...Show More Summary
I wonder if we should start our own Spectator Blog NekNominations? Open to bloggers and readers. I nominate Daniel Maris to drink a small glass of Pinot Noir while watching… Continue reading The post What shall we do about Neknominate? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
This is a remarkable wine, made by large producer Ventisquero on a very small scale from vineyards in the Atacama desert, in the far north of the country. It hardly every rains here, so the soils are quite unique. I reported on the Tara white a while back after tasting it in Chile; this red [...]
We hear a lot (and I certainly write a lot) about wineries or wine labels that represent the realization of a lifelong dream. Or equally as often they are the expression of someone's ultimate vision, usually something like: "I want to...Show More Summary
AT THE beginning of the film Sideways, Miles, a wine lover, is asked why he is so fond of pinot noir. He replies that the grape is difficult to grow: it is thin-skinned, temperamental and ripens early. It cannot thrive when neglected,...Show More Summary
Good beer comes in bottles, so why shouldn’t good wine come in a can? The Union Wine Company based in Tualatin, Oregon has answered that question by producing their highly praised Underwood Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir in a convenient 12 ounce aluminum can. Pre-orders are currently being taken for delivery in Spring 2014. images [...]