Dwight Shaw

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Duckhorn Wine Company Buys Kosta Browne

Napa's Duckhorn Wine Company announced this morning that it is purchasing Sonoma Pinot Noir powerhouse Kosta Browne Winery. Duckhorn will replace …

Wine & Spirits

Jim Beam's Freddie Noe Releases His Second Blend, 'Little Book Chapter 2: Noe Simple Task'

In 2017, Freddie Noe (son to Jim Beam’s Fred Noe, grandson to the legendary Booker Noe, and the eighth generation distiller of the Beam family) released his first ever batch of liquid gold, Little Book Chapter I: The Easy—a blended straight whiskey. His intent? To make an annual limited-release of …

Stonefruit

Everything But The…..Kitchen Sink

Design

E. & J. Gallo Buys Star Winemaker Dave Phinney’s Locations Wine Brand

Two years after acquiring Orin Swift Cellars, E. & J. Gallo announced today that it has purchased another of star winemaker Dave Phinney's brands, …

Wine

Château Giscours Owner Eric Albada Jelgersma Dies at 79

Dutch tycoon Eric Albada Jelgersma, the owner of third-growth Bordeaux estate Château Giscours and fifth-growth Château du Tertre in the Margaux …

Employment

Fort Ligonier

Enjoying this refresher tonight, De Troch winter gueze. Light and citrus, great after a day of yardwork

Bourbons That are Perfect for Wine Lovers

America is in the midst of a Bourbon boom. Producers are finishing this spirit in wine casks, using hyper-local ingredients and other innovative …

Whiskey

The 2018 Master of Wine exam papers

Last week, several hundred people demonstrated their extraordinary devotion to the study of wine by sitting the Master of Wine exams. Around 100 of …

The Value of Rhone, Amadieu Vinsobres Les Piallats 2014

What Does The Best Wine In The World Taste Like?

What does the best wine in the world taste like and how far would you go for a chance to taste it? Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti is, without much debate, considered to be the best Pinot Noir, if not the best wine, in the world. And, the Domaine’s Co-Director and co-owner, Aubert de …

Wine

Europe's Coolest Cycling - and Wine Tasting! - Tour

Spend your days cycling through one of France’s major wine regions, your nights savoring the fruits—and the feasts!—of the Loire Valley.

Winemaker of the Year Alumni and Where to Taste their Wines - The Press

For nearly two decades, The San Francisco Chronicle’s Winemaker of the Year has been an annual tradition. The designation recognizes winemakers who …

Bordeaux wine guide - Wine regions - Guides - Wine World & News

Bordeaux is the largest vineyard of fine wines in the world. It is a vast region with a great range of wines among the lesser-known appellations as …

The Height of taste…Apex Cellars, 2014 Cabernet

'Unprecedented' hailstorm hits Bordeaux winegrowers

BORDEAUX (AFP) -<p>Winemakers in western France in the famed Bordeaux and Cognac areas were inspecting damage to their vines on Sunday after an "unprecedented" storm saw pebble-sized hailstones cause widespread destruction.<p>The bad weather struck around midday on Saturday in the Gironde area where many …

Hailstorms ravage French Bordeaux and Cognac vineyards | Reuters

BORDEAUX/PARIS (Reuters) - Violent hailstorms ravaged parts of the Bordeaux and Cognac wine regions of southwest France on Saturday, doing major damage to hundreds of vineyards with thousands of hectares of vines destroyed, producers said on Monday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Glass of red wine is pictured at the …

Environmentalism

Vintage 244-year-old vin jaune wine bottle sells in France for record €103,700

A vintage bottle of vin jaune wine from France's Jura region has set a new record at auction. The 1774 wine sold for almost double the previous …

Planeta’s Sicily

Missed flight fifth order of business @planetawinery 2008 #santacecilia #docnotoOn a most recent trip to Sicily I tasted no less than 20 wines from …

Titus Chardonnay

8 Women-Led Wineries You Can Visit Around The World

Historically, alcohol hasn't always been a man's world. In early modern England, the production of ale was exclusively a domain for women, who were …

Now's the time: Three bottles of 1774 vintage wine on sale in France

<b>STRASBOURG</b> <b>(AFP)</b><b>.-</b> Tucked away in a vaulted cellar of eastern France for eight generations, they may be the oldest bottles of wine available for …

4 Facts You Should Know About The Japanese Whisky Crisis

The global whisky community was left reeling by the recent news that well known flagship whiskies Hibiki 17 and Hakushu 12 are going to be discontinued by parent company Suntory.<p>Prized by collectors and whisky lovers, the Hibiki 17 in particular achieved global fame thanks to the film <i>Lost in</i> …

Whiskey

Gallo Buys Historic Santa Maria Valley Vineyard

It’s the second large land purchase in two weeks for the family-owned wine empire.

Ina Garten's Book Tour Kicks Off This Fall in Chicago

The Barefoot Contessa will promote her new cookbook in nine cities around the country.<p>Okay, everyone, this is not a drill: Ina Garten, the one and …

Cooking

The Best Rosé in the World Is Back in Stock (and Did We Mention It’s $8?)

We’re totally on board with sipping on rosé all year-round, but now that the wine’s unofficial season is coming up, we’re ready to stockpile our …

Does Everyone Really Order the Second-Cheapest Wine?

An investigation into happy-hour folklore.<p>It takes a village to sell a glass of wine. A winemaker carefully monitors weather patterns and directs the …

Choose the Right Wine: 7 Tips on How to Shop Smarter

Overwhelmed. Baffled. Bewildered. That’s how most people feel when shopping for wine. Our executive wine editor went undercover as a wine salesman …

Burgundy Is Battering Bordeaux, Says Sotheby’s

Something unprecedented has happened in the world of high-end wines: Bordeaux is on the outs.<p>In 2017, wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France …

Oh So Creamy,…Lloyd Chardonnay