Bubble Bathing: A Sparkling Wine Primer

Jun 21, 2018

There is one thing all seem to agree on regardless of aisle preferences – everyone loves bubbles! For serious fans like me, it’s an intense affection.

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The New Sicily Couldn’t Be Much Older

May 08, 2018

For centuries, Sicily was the preferred stomping ground for practically any Mediterranean nation with an army.

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Introducing Domaine de la Solitude, the Youngest 600-Year Old Wine Estate in Europe

Apr 21, 2018

East meets west, what’s old is new and everything that’s over starts again.

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Vineyards on Volcanoes

Apr 02, 2018

Welcome to I Custodi and the “Guild of Vigneri,” the resurrected mythical ancient order of “protectors” of Mt. Etna’s native culture dedicated to preserving the old ways with respect for both the mountain’s land and its’ (hard working) inhabitants.

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Søren Axelsen and the Cabernet Corporation Back Story

Feb 22, 2018

Back in 1952 when 20-year old Søren Axelsen first left his native Denmark bound for a job in New York City, little did he realize he was embarking on a 50-year odyssey that ultimately would see him build a dynamic wine company with sales spread over three continents.

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Paco Yuste: More than a Sherry Merchant

Feb 13, 2018

Sanlúcar native Paco Yuste always has known where he was going and what he needed to do to get there. Determination is one of three-hundred pound Paco’s primary attributes. Physical presence is another. He is not a man one gets in the way of, nor is he one easily dissuaded from his path.

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Bordeaux: We Still Do It Better

Feb 08, 2018

Bordeaux is a tricky place. It’s big, spread out and full of way too many people making entirely too much wine. Piling on, the local food is spotty, downtown traffic sucks big time and parking can be more painful than a root canal.

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Pietro Ratti: He’s a Well-Respected Man

Nov 08, 2017

Director of Fine Wine Rob Griffin Delves into what makes Pietro of Renato Ratti Winery such a Progressive, Savvy Producer

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