Wine

Why a historic wine company has been hit by controversy

On the afternoon of November 16 last year, Christie’s did a very unusual thing. Part way through a sale entitled “Finest & Rarest Wines from a Superb …

Wine & Spirits

Bubbles Along The Willamette: Oregon's Sparkling Wine Renaissance

Over the last several decades Oregon’s Willamette Valley has earned a well-deserved reputation for the quality of its Pinot Noir. A development that has seen explosive growth in the industry and a broad array of winemakers, from California to Burgundy, establish a winery presence in Oregon.<p>Now a …

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Robb Report and Rolls-Royce Pair at 2018 Naples Winter Wine Festival Auction

All proceeds from the celebrated sale will support the Naples Children & Education Foundation.<p>Martin Luther King Jr. opined, “Life’s persistent and …

Luxury

Elegant LEED Gold winery mimics Napa Valley’s curves

Cargotecture has found an unlikely home at a winery in Napa Valley. Local firm Signum Architecture completed Odette Estate Winery, a LEED …

Wine & Spirits

Nasty Woman Wines Exist & They Pair So Well With Smashing The Patriarchy

If you identify as a nasty woman — a leader, fighter, and a strong believer in equality for everyone — there's now a wine that embodies your sense of …

Feminism

‘Wine Spectacular’ banned from New Jersey prisons

US wine magazine <i>Wine Spectator</i> is on a list of publications banned from New Jersey state prisons, along with the likes of <i>Hustler</i>, <i>Booty</i> and <i>50 Shades</i> …

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OW Loeb – a history lesson

<i>In preparation for Jancis's article about London wine merchant OW Loeb tomorrow,</i> <i>we're publishing this history of the venerable company. See also this</i> …

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The NoMad’s Wine Director Shares His Weekend Guide to New York’s Finger Lakes

At 18, Thomas Pastuszak was torn between music and science. Postponing a firm decision, he double majored in classical piano and neurobiology at Cornell, thinking he’d figure out which path made sense by graduation. Medicine won out at first, but as he was seeking to fulfill the “life experience” …

Wine & Spirits

Fine wine investment: sparkling potential

We have been promising our diligent readers a closer look at Champagne partly because that sector had a pretty decent year in 2017 and partly because …

Drinking

Ex-assistant accused of stealing $1.2 Million in rare wine from boss

Business

Goldman's Solomon Is a Victim of Alleged $1M Wine Theft

Bloomberg's Ed Hammond discusses the alleged $1 million worth in wine stolen from Goldman's Solomon. He speaks on "Bloomberg daybreak: Americas." …

Business

10 Thirsty Thursday Memes To Be Laughed At With A Glass Of Wine In Hand

Thirsty Thursday will always be our excuse to start the weekend early. It's a sign that you're so close, you can see it appearing on the horizon of …

Memes

This is Why Scandal’s Bellamy Young Couldn’t Drink White Wine for a Decade

Getting to know a gladiator! While President Mellie Grant may enjoy her moonshine on <i>Scandal,</i> <b>Bellamy Young</b> had to steer clear of white wine for nearly …

Scandal (TV Series)

American offers free beer, wine on flights between NY, Chicago

American Airlines says it will upgrade its daily flights between Chicago and New York to shuttle service starting this spring.<p>That's a highly …

Airlines

Discovering the Wines of Australia

Ben Shewry moved from his home of New Zealand to Australia about 20 years ago. A young chef, he came to study, train, and learn. He was amazed by the …

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Saint-Joseph Silice, Domaine Coursodon 2013

Moderation Policy for Ratings, Comments and Reviews<p>The Wine Society does not pre-moderate star ratings on products. Ratings published without comment …

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Podcasts

• 27 Dec 2017<p>Geoff Kruth and guests Stevie Stacionis of Bay Grape, Esther Mobley from the San Francisco Chronicle, and Kelli White of GuildSomm review …

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Pop These 25 Bottles and Become a Champagne Master

From the classics you know and love to vegan sparklers, here’s everything you need to drink.<p>Champagne lovers, put down that glass (not for long, …

Wine & Spirits

The Texas Town Where Barbecue Stands Still

In Lockhart, beef and history are inextricably linked<p>I came to Lockhart, Texas, looking for a fun pit stop between Austin and Houston. The town's …

Texas

Goldman's No. 2 Allegedly Swindled Out of $1.2 Million of Wine by Assistant

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Co-President David Solomon’s personal assistant has been charged with stealing more than $1.2 million of rare wine from his …

Business

The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2018

7 minute Read<p>It’s 2018, which means there’s a 12-month-long blank slate in front of you. Why not make this your year of wine travel? Nothing beats …

Wine & Spirits

Bursting Bubbles – book review

We are publishing free for everyone three of Tam's 40+ book reviews that so entertained Purple Pagers over the recent holidays. She chose the three …

Wine & Spirits

Willamette Valley Vineyards: An Undervalued Winery Ripe For The Picking

Willamette Valley Vineyards is an under-the-radar winery with a promising growth path.<p>The company is ideally positioned to take advantage of the …

Business

Can You Measure a Wine's Worth in 'Likes'?

WHEN MUCH-LOVED Manhattan wine merchant Jean-Luc Le Dû passed away in his sleep a few weeks ago, social media channels were flooded with expressions of grief. Twitter,Instagram and Facebook users posted photos, poetic tributes, even playlists in honor of Mr. Le Dû. His friend Yannick Benjamin, who …

Lifestyle

Rochester Urban Winery Sees Grapes from Near and (Very) Far

How an urban winery in Rochester is using very different home advantages to create uncommon vintages in both New York and Australia.<p>An hour from the …

Wine & Spirits

DtC Shipment Value Rose 15.5% in 2017

A preview of the “2018 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report” is being presented today in Concord, Calif.<p><i>Concord, Calif.—</i>Direct shipments of wine …

Wine & Spirits

War over planting rights erupts in Champagne

By Barnaby Eales<p>Published: 16 January, 2018<p>A war over planting rights is being waged in France, where Champagne growers want to severely limit new …

France

It’s Time For Massachusetts to Embrace The 21st Century and Authorize Retailer Wine Shipments

<i>—National Association of Wine Retailers Urges Lawmakers to</i> <i><br>Finish the Job of Reforming Massachusetts Wine Shipping Laws—</i><p>(Boston, MASS)—In the service …

21st Century

Augmented Reality Brings Dead To Life On Wine Bottles

Augmented reality is being added to wine bottles.<p>The Last Wine Company is tapping augmented reality in its new The Waking Dead Red Blend and a …

Augmented Reality