Joachim Splichal has been a master chef for years, helming one of Los Angeles’ most iconic restaurants, Patina, and he currently oversees 65 restaurants worldwide. So perhaps it should not be a surprise that he has turned to making his own wine from his native France, specifically a Provence-style rose’ … Read the rest
The CIVB (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux), the leading French wine trade association, held its General Assembly recently.
Its members, including 25 winegrowers (designated by the Fédération des Grands Vins de Bordeaux) and 25 négociants (designated by the Fédération des Négociants de Bordeaux & Libourne), elected Bernard Farges as … Read the rest
At a time when the global fight against climate change is more urgent than ever, the Champagne region of France remains committed to sustainable development in winemaking. The houses and growers of Champagne are actively engaged in innovative techniques and initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate environmental harms … Read the rest
Maison Perrier-Jouët announced the upcoming arrival of Séverine Frerson, who will be working alongside Hervé Deschamps, the Maison’s Cellar Master, who is preparing for his succession after 35 years at the Maison.
Hervé Deschamps arrived at Maison Perrier-Jouët in 1983. A decade later, he became the seventh Cellar Master since … Read the rest
Wine: Chateau de Fontenille 2014
Variety: 80 Merlot / 20 Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV: 13.5% alc.
Score: 89 pts
Best Enjoyed: Now – 2020
A nose of just-dug-up mushrooms, forest floor, and melted graphite is freshened up with mixed currants that turn to a palate of currants, cherries, and … Read the rest
If wine is about terroir, then Locations Wine is about everywhere terroir. Winemaker Dave Phinney wanted to explore the world of wine by creating blends from the best grapes in various countries. He makes blends from New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Portugal and, in this case, the “F” for France, which … Read the rest
What’s the trendy, affordable, up-and-coming wine of the summer? Muscadet, according to The Absinthe Group’s Wine Director Phillip Acquafresca.
Muscadet is a growing wine region located in the western Loire Valley and is the only region in the world that almost exclusively cultivates the Melon de Bourgogne grape. Today’s Muscadet … Read the rest
Pacific Highway Wines & Spirits received the Whole Foods Market 2017 Supplier Award for Outstanding Innovation, recently. The 6th annual Supplier Awards are Whole Foods Market’s highest honor for producer partners who embody its mission and values, namely outstanding innovation, responsible sourcing and commitment to quality standards.
The Supplier Awards … Read the rest
Multi-award winning rosé wine brand Mirabeau en Provence, takes a bold step introducing premium, appellation-specific Pure Provence rosé in cans this spring. Pure Provence is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Cinsault, sourced from Coteaux Varois en Provence AOC and overseen by Mirabeau winemaker, Nathalie Longefay. The 250 ml … Read the rest