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I recently attended a private tasting of Louis Roederer Champagne at my favorite wine store – K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City. It was my first taste of Louis Roederer Champagne. The House Louis Roederer Champagne is one of the last great independent and family run Champagne houses. The family has been managing the business since 1833.
blogging ethics,Wine,Wine Blogger,Wine Business Whomever said, “You can’t ride two horses with one behind,” never saw the circus act where the pretty, young girl is riding two horses while standing up. You can ride two horses, but you have to be on your feet to do it, not on your behind. That’s where I am… I’m riding two horses, and I’m standing on my feet.
By the time I post this I will no longer be a partner in the investor group that owns the Westwood Winery and Estate vineyard. I have stepped aside as winemaker, general manager, vineyard manager, and head of marketing and PR — all the hats I have worn for so many years here — and have sold my interest in favor of a new investor.
Following on its Elijah Craig Single Barrel 21 Year Old expression, Heaven Hill is jumping straight to 23 years old for this increasingly improbable yet clearly popular series. I guess 22 was an unlucky number. Old bourbon, living in the shadow of Pappy Van Winkle, remains a dominating force in the whiskey business.
The theme of the 7th annual Digital Wine Communications Conference (Montreux – Switzerland, October 31–November 2, 2014) is “Wine in Context”. Besides that, the conference features brand new DisruptWine talks and guest “outsider” speakers.
Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, who has died aged 80 in Paris, pursued a successful acting career before launching herself into the family wine business in a move that would maker her one of the wine world's most renowned figures. The funeral cortege of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild.
More than 1,000 people attended the funeral for Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, which has taken place at Chateau Mouton-Rothschild under perfect blue skies. 1,200 mourners attended Baroness Philippine de Rothschild's funeral in Bordeaux.
Brother Laube comes out swinging against In Pursuit of Balance, in the Sept. 30 issue of Wine Spectator. (Sorry, no link. The Spectator has one of the best firewalls in the business. No subscribe, no read.) I’d been wondering how long it would take him. After all, Jim is famous for giving high scores to ripe, plush wines that can be high in alcohol—which is exactly what IPOB is against.
A refreshing new take on an old theme I’m intrigued by the idea that nothing happens in a vacuum—especially when it comes to Vancouver’s dynamic dining scene. This summer saw the closing of one of the city’s longest running rooms, when La Bodega served its last order of patatas bravas to make way for (what else?) more condos.
My favorite food magazine is Lucky Peach, always a fascinating collection of well-written and intriguing articles about all things food. Each issue generally has a special theme, and if you love seafood, then you need to check out their latest issue, which is all about the Seashore.
Photo: Germany’s Grosses Gewaechs – Grand Cru - Vintage 2013 White Wines and Vintage 2012 Red Wines Pre-release Tasting in August 2014 in Wiesbaden, Germany (Photo: Weinkaiser) Germany’s VDP.Grosse Gewaechs – Grand Cru - vintage 2013 white wines and vintage 2012 red wines were released on September 1, 2014.
I don't think there is an actual collective noun that is specific to a group of Grenache wines. I just like gaggle and Grenache together, although bevy (as in quail), or bouquet (as in pheasants) might be more appropriate. But I digress. Vinomaker has been on a bit of a Grenache binge of late.
SPONSORED POST September is California Wine Month and the Wine Road, Northern Sonoma County asked me to share some the resources they have available to visitors to Northern Sonoma County. The Wine Road is an association of wineries and lodgings in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys of Northern Sonoma County.
Cambria shining bright over Labor Day Weekend.With a remarkable Labor Day Weekend behind us, September has arrived on the scene and promises plenty more excuses to enjoy life in San Luis Obispo County. With our Indian Summer just getting started, more warm, sunny days are ahead of us, and I for one am ready for the merriment.
Hey there, everyone – long time no hear, I know… Apologies to all for the long dry spell, which has been due to work being absolutely crazy intense over the past couple of months. Just so you know, activity is going to be fairly slow for a while longer here as I am not out of the woods yet. Apologies also for not being able to participate in your wonderful blogs: I just can’t keep up right now.
Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog. By L. M. Archer, FWS Follow binNotes | a wine blog: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest “He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.” ~ Henry David Thoreau ⚜⚜⚜ e-po-lu: sumptuous food, banquet or feast. I finally know what the sin of gluttony feels like. Or, rather – what it tastes like.
We already fought this war! Hey, hey TCA: how many wines did you spoil today? by PHILIP WHITE There's a lot of excited popping around the cork business lately. The bark merchants can smell money. Because China still thinks wine is a quaint and old fashioned luxury, its merchants and sommeliers insist on wine being corked.
The four wines below were served by PB this past weekend as part of an incredible wine dinner ...