Jill Barth

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The 9th Annual Uncommon Wine Festival at Vista Hills

While we are visiting the Willamette Valley we will be attending the Uncommon Wine Festival at Vista Hills Vineyard. Vista Hills Winemaker and GM, …

Wine & Spirits

Venice in One Day - An Explorer's Itinerary

<i>“There is something so different in Venice from any other place in the world, that you leave at once all accustomed habits and everyday sights to</i> …

Italy

Cracking Croatian Wine In Istria (Part 1/4)

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>In the Spring of 2018, we set out on a re-tour of Croatia to bring our book <i>Cracking Croatian Wine: A Visitor Friendly-Guide</i> to …

Wine & Spirits

Lavaux: The Best Wine Region You've Never Heard Of

Switzerland is famous for many things, such as its snowy peaks and top-notch skiing, its beautiful alpine lakes, and its picture-perfect villages and …

European Travel

North Fork, Long Island, Is the Coastal Escape You Need

With its local wineries, bucolic pastures, farm-to-table food scene, and oyster-abundant coast, Long Island’s North Fork feels worlds away from New …

Farm-to-table

Paillard quits over Palmer ‘betrayal’

After almost 20 years in the role, Bruno Paillard is to quit his post as president of the Commission for the Protection of Champagne over Champagne …

Wine

A French Investigation Reveals How To Tell Where Your Wine Really Came From

There is a global movement to ensure that a wine’s birthplace is clearly labeled on the bottle. According to Wine Origins, “when it comes to wine, location matters.” This approach is officially supported by producer organizations around the world including Bordeaux, Champagne, Burgundy and 20 other …

Wine

France's Green Volcanoes Wine Region Has Finally Been Recognized By UNESCO

The UNESCO World Heritage List is comprised of nearly 1,100 total properties of outstanding universal value. The majority of the UNESCO list, including French wine icon Champagne’s “hillsides, houses and cellars” and The <i>Climats</i> of Burgundy, have received placement due to their <i>cultural</i> value. About …

Wine

Languedoc Wines Are What To Drink On Fourth Of July

Following a recent trip to the Languedoc, I am convinced that there is a bottle (or two) for every occasion from France’s largest wine region and that summer parties are an ideal environment for these approachable, food-friendly wines.<p>They call themselves the “largest vineyard in the world,” …

Sparkling Wine

A Riesling Experience: Nuanced Terroirs of Alsace

Views and vineyards of Alsace. Courtesy: Wines of AlsaceExploring terroir can be a bit of a mystery — what can we experience of place in a sip of …

The key to pairing wine and grilled food

Summertime may evoke images of a cold brew and a hot grill – but beer isn’t the only drink that pairs with BBQ. From veggies to seafood to red meat, …

How to have a zero waste kitchen: tips from Jamie Oliver, Tom Kerridge, Skye Gyngell and more

According to the campaigning waste charity Wrap, UK households bin 5m tonnes of edible food every year. That is 1.1m tonnes less than in 2007, a drop that, in CO2 terms, is equivalent to taking 2.2m cars off the road each year. But, clearly, there is still a lot that could be done to inspire us to …

Jamie Oliver

This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-notch Wines

Seemingly everyone you meet in Anderson Valley can tell you a migration story that has the flavor of myth — a tale that casts their arrival in this …

Dry German Riesling Grosses Gewächs: Panel tasting results

From the top-rated vineyards in Germany, these dry wines are vaunted as the pinnacle of quality – and the focus is shifting from power to finesse. …

How To Run A Small Winery In 2018: Hire A Permanent Team

On Spring Mountain in Napa County, it’s easy to get distracted by the beauty of the place. But in the vines at Cain Vineyard & Winery, there is work to be done, and this work is performed by the same hands, year-after-year, season after season. When vineyard specialist Enrique Cortés handed me his …

Wineries

Wine for a Summer Cookout

Many years ago I hosted a cookout party for family and friends to celebrate my sister’s achievement of earning her Masters degree in Early Childhood …

Cook Out

The Definitive Guide To Understanding Rosé Wine

Red, white and rosé — the trinity of wine colors. Of every three bottles purchased these days, one of them is rosé, according to the Council of the Wines of Provence. Rosé symbolizes color, of course, but there is much behind the shade. Here’s your definitive guide to understanding the components …

Rosé

Côtes de Bordeaux

For many people, when they think of French Wine regions, Bordeaux is the first to come to mind. Big, bold, age-worthy red wines driven by Cabernet …

Want A Career In Wine? Here Are 6 Now-Hiring Jobs To Consider

Working with wine is a dream career for many—beautiful vineyards, happy customers, daily variety and, well…the wine. While it’s not easy work, it is rewarding and you may be surprised to discover the scope of potential career paths leading into the wine world.<p>Kevin Morrisey, the winemaker at Ehlers …

A Vintner’s Quest to Create a Truly American Wine

Randall Grahm’s iconoclastic obsession will involve breeding new varietals from scratch and growing them where grapes have never been grown before.<p>Many students have been driven to drink by the effort of understanding Martin Heidegger’s “Being and Time.” Only one, perhaps, has been driven to wine, …

Monterey Wines for Summertime

Last fall I had the extraordinary good fortune of a visit to Monterey wine country. From the hotel and dinners in Carmel-by-the-Sea to Hahn Family …

Unique Sonoma Sparkling Wines You Have to Try | The Press

Overview<p><b>Ram’s Gate</b>: A tour of this peaceful, gorgeous Carneros property often begins with a glass of bubbly, either its blanc de noirs or brut rosé, …

Vermentino from Maremma, Land of the Butteri Tuscan Cowboys

Maremma lies south of Florence, north of Rome — a Tuscan region along the Thyrrenian coast. Nicknamed the <i>wild frontier</i>, this spot is home to …

Wine And Science Blend At This Rosé Research Center In Provence

Provençal rosé—and rosé in general—has been riding a popularity wave in recent years. While there are instances of trendy lifestyle marketing involved, many rosés are wines of quality, made by winemakers of skill and terroir of distinction. Behind them lies a secret weapon, hidden in an unassuming …

Wine

Old Vines, New Vision: Lodi Wine Appoints Stuart Spencer As Executive Director

Stuart Spencer has been named the executive director of Lodi Winegrape Commission (LWC or Lodi Wine, for short) this month, filling a vacancy that opened in January 2018. Spencer previously held the role of Lodi Wine program manager for 19 years and with the new appointment, he’ll further his work …

Tannat, the Dark Prince of Paso Robles Wine

Already big in Uruguay, Tannat is settling into California’s Central Coast where the French transplant’s big tannic reds are drawing comparisons to …

5 white wines to drink instead of rosé

Every picnic blanket and beach towel deserves a chilled wine to match. Though rosé has grown synonymous with summer, it’s time to evoke the spirit of …

Burgundy Wine Auction Realizes A Stunning $7M As Collectors Accept Record-Breaking Prices

The April 13-14 Celebration of Burgundy auction from Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. (HDH) in Chicago brought in $7.2 million. This staggering amount exceeds the previous house record for a Celebration of Burgundy auction by $1.5 million. Pre-auction estimates valued the event at $4.4-6.5 million, …

Visit Wine Country: Napa Ag Preserve Turns 50

The Napa Agriculture (Ag) Preserve turns 50 years old in 2018 thanks to the farmers, vintners and residents who saw the value of an agrarian future …