Beat what remains of the summer heat with a classic, refreshing Chenin Blanc! Chenin Blanc is a full-of-life, aromatic white wine. It can be vinified in a multitude of styles from dry to sweet, from still to sparkling, and highly [...]
Blind Ambition, the story of Zimbabwean refugees turned thriving sommeliers, has won the Documentary Audience Award at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. Even if you are a wine novice, the narrative of pursuing a better life for the well-being of [...]
Elevate any Champagne stockpile with Champagne Billecart-Salmon, one of the world's most premier and prestigious Champagne houses. Calling yourself a historic, family-owned business is easy... but they have receipts! The birth of Billecart-Salmon began with the marriage between Nicolas François [...]
Now that we can not travel, I am looking back at some of my favorite trips of 2019. This is part three of a five part summer vacation in 2019 where I traveled various parts of Italy and France. I have had a fantasy of visiting the Amalfi Coast since the first time I saw a postcard perfect photo that took my breath away. The opportunity presented it's selt in 2019, and the story goes something like this.
Our readers and clients often ask, “How do I incorporate wine and spirits into my new lifestyle?” You’ll be happy to know that you have options! Many of the popular diets like keto, Weight Watchers and a vegan lifestyle allow [...]
Wine: 2017 Chateau Rocher Calon Montagne St. Emilion Region: St. Emilion Bordeaux, France Price: $20 Grapes: 95 % merlot 5% Cabernet Franc Taste: The wine has a velvety, plush mouthfeel, soft tannins with dark fruit, chocolate and herbal notes. Fun [...]
Wine: Domaine Pierre Guillemot SAVIGNY-LÈS-BEAUNE BLANC “DESSUS LES GOLLARDES" 2015 Region: Burgundy, France Grapes: 70% Pinot Blanc and 30% Chardonnay Price: $45 Taste: This wine has an appealing chalky texture with flavors of papayas, lemons and apricots. Pairs with: This wine is [...]
Looking for a delicious and affordable sparkling rose? Try the Langlois Chateau Cremant de Loire Brut Rose (Average price $25) 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Pinot Noir. This wine has a pretty pale pink color with ripe raspberries on the [...]