The New York Wine and Grape Foundation (NYWGF) announced this year’s impressive roster of judges for the annual New York Wine Classic competition. Lorraine Hems, Lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology and teacher at the New York Kitchen in Canandaigua is this year’s head competition judge accompanied by … Read the rest
Frank Family is celebrating over 25 years in the wine business, a feat owner Rich Frank might not have thought possible given the fierce competition out there. But what their 2017 Carneros Pinot Noir shows is that truly wonderful wines always have an audience. I’ve had Frank Family wines over … Read the rest
Cavit Collection Wines is transitioning its still white wines to screwcap closure. Cavit’s iconic packaging, emphasizing the brand’s commitment to quality, modernity and authenticity, will remain otherwise unchanged. The range of high-quality, approachable and food-friendly whites includes Riesling, Oak Zero Chardonnay, Moscato and Pinot Grigio. The decision to move to … Read the rest
Malbec is a well-known wine practically synonymous with Argentina. But who knew Malbec is named for Sieur Malbeck, an 18th century Bordeaux vintner who gained commercial fame with the grape?
“In France, most people know the birthplace of Malbec is Cahors, only a two-hour drive east of Bordeaux,” said Alexis … Read the rest
BACA Wines, a modern California Zinfandel brand spearheaded by Director Jennifer Brown and Winemaker Alison Frichtl Hollister, has announced the launch of the wine portfolio’s newest wine, 2018 BACA Ring Around the Rosé, a Rosé of Zinfandel.
“We believe the bright fruit flavors and crisp acidity make this debut vintage … Read the rest
Armit Wines released of its Gran Reserva 904 2010 from La Rioja Alta S.A. Rioja Alta’s Gran Reserva 904 stands out for its complexity and outstanding ageing potential. It is a classic Rioja which is only released in exceptional vintages.
Head winemaker Julio Saenz says: “The 2010 vintage, rated Excellent, … Read the rest
Francis Ford Coppola, proprietor of Inglenook, says the historic winery will mark its 140thanniversary by significantly expanding its caves. The major expansion will accommodate the addition of 122 stainless steel fermenting tanks, each dedicated to one of Inglenook’s 122 vineyard parcels.
“Since it was founded in 1879 by … Read the rest
Judy Jordan, Kathryn Lindstrom, and their experienced team are embarking on a new project by offering a limited collection of wines that fully supports the Wild Goat Edge program, all inspired by gratitude to their agricultural community.
The Wild Goat Edge program offers our agricultural workers gratitude by nourishing the … Read the rest
Cavit Collection wines announced the arrival of Cavit Limited Edition 2018 Rosé four packs following the immense success of the inaugural 2017 vintage. Imported by leading U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International, the four packs are now being distributed to wine and liquor stores nationwide.
With summer … Read the rest
Ménage à Trois — the wine brand widely credited with creating the popular $10 California Red Blend category — breaks the confines of Cabernet with limited release Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon ($15 SRP). A recipe for success, Ménage à Trois Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon is shaking up the rapidly growing … Read the rest
Round Pond Estate has appointed John Donegon Wilson as Winemaker, according to an announcement by owners Miles and Ryan MacDonnell.
Wilson will be responsible for the oversight of all aspects of winemaking for Round Pond’s esteemed portfolio of wines. “We’re thrilled to welcome John to our team,” said the MacDonnells, … Read the rest
Though to “bootleg” means to hide contraband, or illegally make something, the 2014
Bootleg Red Wine offers nothing but transparency. A kitchen sink blend of Syrah,
Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot, the fruit is mainly from Napa
with about 13% of it coming from Mendocino. There’s a … Read the rest
Barefoot Moscato Spritzer: Sometimes, simplicity is best. Barefoot’s line of canned spritzers are in that vein, simple beverages but delightfully executed and quite tasty.
The Moscato uses Muscat of Alexandria and Chenin Blanc along with carbonated water then adds natural flavors of peach, tangerine and honey making this wildly drinkable. … Read the rest
Results of two scientific studies commissioned by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association (LVWA) with funding from the California Department of Food and Agriculture show that there are 12 identifiable growing districts within the 260,000-acre Livermore Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA). Analysis of topography, soils and micro climates across the region … Read the rest