To make better wine on earth, China recently launched Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir grape vines into space aboard the Tiangong-2.
Platt Sunrise OCCIDENTAL, CA: Sunrise at the famed Platt Vineyard near Occidental, California. Once a land of redwoods, apple orchards, and ranches, western Sonoma County has become one of the hottest growing regions for Pinot Noir and...Show More Summary
Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and pinot noir vines sent into orbit to develop strains that can survive country’s harsh climates In its bid to produce a world-beating wine, China has looked to the lush foothills of the Tibetan plateau, the...Show More Summary
The wine harvest has begun in (most of) France. Here's exactly what goes into that Pinot Noir you're going to have with dinner.
Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Two (A2), a tête de cuvée represented by only 2,333 bottles Only 2,333 bottles will be released of the new expression combining three vintages of 100-percent pinot noir… Viju Mathew
Many places outside of Burgundy aspire to make great pinot noir. The Willamette Valley succeeds.
Joe Wagner is not one to shy away from bold and fruit-forward winemaking, and with his latest release, Boen, he is continuing the traditions of Belle Glos and the other wines in the Copper Cane collection. Bold vanilla and fresh… Continue reading ?
I visited Folding Hill, in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago, back in January 2014. It’s the project of two medical folk, emergency doctor Tim Kerruish and his wife Nikki, a bio ethicist. The wines are really good. Here’s my review of a couple of recent releases. Folding Hill Pinot Noir 2014 Bendigo, Central Otago, New [...]
This is our second spin through Oregon’s Left Coast Cellars’ offerings, and today we look at two white wines, a chardonnay and Left Coast’s signature white pinot noir. Let’s taste them both. 2015 Left Coast Cellars Truffle Hill Chardonnay… Continue reading ?
There isn’t a lot of Gamay in Australia, but there are two or three examples that get written up very highly by the critics. This is one of them: the Gamay from Bass Phillip, better known for exceptional Pinot Noir. The plot this wine was made from is in the Leongatha vineyard in South Gippsland, [...]
So the name of this winery is tricky. Solena was a side project that Laurent and Danielle Montalieu worked on while their vineyards matured. The plan was to eventually start making wines as Domaine Danielle Laurent, which is the name...Show More Summary
Resonance Vineyard is a sleepy property in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where it’s been selling fruit to various local vintners for decades. That changed in 2013, when the property was sold to famed French wine operation Maison Louis… Continue reading ?
Live video is something that freaks authors out … me included. But with a cheeky Chilean pinot noir in hand, this intrepid author attempts to answer your questions on Facebook Live! Here’s the replay from last Sunday 14 August where I get into ad stacking and other book marketing tips, as well as writing habits, […]
Comstock Wines Estate Vineyards conveniently pairs the two with Yoga in the Vines. Can you do Downward Dog while sipping Sauvignon Blanc? Extended Puppy with Pinot Noir, or Cow Face with Chardonnay?
"I was always a hobby person as a kid, but I I would push them beyond where anyone would normally go," chuckles winemaker Jamie Kutch. The last real hobby I had was DJing. We're not just talking about playing music, we're talking turntables, mixing, blending, scratching and shredding. Show More Summary
Résonance 2013 Pinot Noir Résonance Vineyard This Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has European heritage… Brett Anderson
Emeritus began in 1999 when the irascible Brice Cutrer Jones, founder of Sonoma-Cutrer, bought a coveted 115-acre apple orchard in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley. Apples went out. Pinot noir grapes went in. The goal: Craft an all-estate-grown Burgundy-style wine “from… Continue reading ?
Mac Forbes is a bit of a legend. He’s been a pioneer of lighter, lower alcohol, naturally made wines from the Yarra Valley. As well as his regular wines, he makes small quantities of ‘EB’ (experimental batch) wines. This is one of those, and just 3000 bottles were made. It’s three Pinots together: Noir, Gris [...]
The Change HEALDSBURG, CA: MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir grapes pass through veraison, gaining a purple color while ripening near Healdsburg, California. Many vintners across Northern California are reporting the beginnings of veraisonShow More Summary
After he says he was stood up by a moving company, Tituss Burgess did not take a breath and a sip of pinot noir. Rather, the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actor very publicly lost his cool on Frank's Express with a scathing Yelp review on Wednesday, giving the New York City...