A Case For German Riesling

Recently, a friend asked me to discuss German wines with him. He seemed to have a particularly difficult time understanding their labels. I told him the parable of good news and bad news. The good news is that there is a lot of information on a German wine label. “What about the bad news”, he asked. “That there is a lot of information on the label,” I answered.

3rd Annual ChampagneDay 2012

Hi Champagne Friends, I wanted to personally remind you that tomorrow is Global Champagne Day!!  There are many exciting events happening around the world from the heart of the Champagne region to Japan to Australia to South America and of course right here in the USA.  You can locate an event near you by visiting [...]

Trading wine for coal (The destruction Hunter Valley, a great gift to the wine world)

Jancis Robinson, MW once said of wine from the Hunter Valley in Australia “Hunter Semillon is Australia’s great gift to the wine world…” I would agree with her, however this treasure is at risk from the likes of the coal industry. You see there is coal in them ther’ hills and coal mining is far more profitable then grapes.

Changes in Tuscany (Chianti Classico revamps its denomination)

A few days ago I reported that there were changes a foot in Chianti Classico, well the changes has been officially voted on by the Chianti Classico Consortium after they voted by a wide majority to approve the measures proposed by the board of directors to revamp the denomination

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A Case For German Riesling

Recently, a friend asked me to discuss German wines with him. He seemed to have a particularly difficult time understanding their labels. I told him the parable of good news and bad news. The good news is that there is a lot of information on a German wine label. “What about the bad news”, he asked. “That there is a lot of information on the label,” I answered.

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3rd Annual ChampagneDay 2012

Hi Champagne Friends, I wanted to personally remind you that tomorrow is Global Champagne Day!!  There are many exciting events happening around the world from the heart of the Champagne region to Japan to Australia to South America and of course right here in the USA.  You can locate an event near you by visiting [...]

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Trading wine for coal (The destruction Hunter Valley, a great gift to the wine world)

Jancis Robinson, MW once said of wine from the Hunter Valley in Australia “Hunter Semillon is Australia’s great gift to the wine world…” I would agree with her, however this treasure is at risk from the likes of the coal industry. You see there is coal in them ther’ hills and coal mining is far more profitable then grapes.

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Not all Chianti is the same, some are indeed Classico (and others should be)!

I have just returned from my trip to the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany…What struck me most on my trip, was not the beautiful sun-kissed rolling hills covered with vineyards, forests, and ancient hilltop villages. No, as impressive as they were, it was the people, their history, and their culture that struck me most. It was the people and their culture that provide the wines of Chianti Classico with their nerve, their balance, and their approachability.

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The Stories Behind Wine Episode 2 – Oslavia – Drinking History

Inspired by the book, “Ribolla Gialla Oslavia: The Invisible Part of a Wine,” we travel to a little village in Italy called Oslavia that has been gaining popularity in the wine world for producing non-traditional, original wines with the Ribolla Gialla grape. The battle ground for both 20th century world wars, this area experienced complete destruction only to have strong independent winemakers return to replant its vineyards and rebuild. With Ribolla Gialla, you can drink Oslavia’s history.

The Stories Behind Wine Episode 1 – Port

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History-Science-Party

We talk to Nick Poleto Director of wine education for Kobrand Imports. Get out your smoking jacket, light up your cigars and kick back to the soothing tales of Port.

Wine Soiree- An interview with Andrew Lazorchak

ChrisO, from vintuba.com, interviews Andrew Lazorchak from Wine Soiree, the man behind the latest wine aeration innovation. Watch as wine is spilled, decanters hugged, and millionaires made.

Podcast 23-Value from Bordeaux

We are particularly excited about this podcast because we get to discuss a topic that is not usually associated with this region, and that is value. Join us as we taste through 3 wines; a white, rose, and red wine from the broader appellations of Bordeaux. All of the wines we taste are in the sub $15 range and deliver on the promise of good QPR (quality price ratio).

Rhone where you want to – An interview with John Alban

Ever wonder why the annual Hospice du Rhone event is held in Paso Robles California and not the Rhone Valley of France? Well so did we! We asked John Alban, the founder of and chief evangelist of the Hospice du Rhone movement, this very question and many others and got answers that may surprise you. Who would have thought that you would hear Rhone wines mentioned in the same sentence as Baskin Robins, 80′s big hair glam rock, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. What are some of your favorite Rhone style wines?

On the Verge at Hospice du Rhone 2010

ChrisO interviews Jay Kell from Verge Winery at the 2010 Hospice du Rhone Grand Tasting. Find out what this wine has in common with Queen Latifah and Burning Man.

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