It's something like a phenomenon. How to explain the sizzling popularity of Rosé in our nation? From Tacoma to Wichita to Hoboken, Rosé is on everyone's lips. How did we get here? Are we just becoming more European in our everyday behaviors when it revolves around food and socializing? There’s plenty of statistics to support... Read more →
Sitting around talking about N.W.A., Sam Cooke, gospel music and jazz—not to mention the occasional scene-stealing appearances of their dog Bella—that’s what you get when in the company of the Kenwards in their Napa Valley home. We are drinking some of America’s finest wines, those of Tor Kenward, and it dawns on us . . . is it crazy... Read more →
The wines of Tor Kenward are essential to the fabric of the American wine story. Napa Valley is synonymous with great American wine, and to understand why, one must understand the greatness of Napa’s vineyards. In this winegrowing region, it’s not so much about diversity—it’s much more about personality and the depths of complexity... Read more →
The Loire rocks. The white wines they make in this part of France are unlike anywhere else in the world. Once you get used to the names, and they’re not easy—Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé, Vouvray, Anjou, Muscadet, Montlouis-sur-Loire and Savennières, to name a few—the rewards are great. There is nowhere else in the world where you can find... Read more →
Where in the world does a winery have to deal with a war being fought across the border from their vineyards? If not for the miracle of a cease-fire declared just one day before harvest, they would have lost everything. This is not a story most wineries would tell. But this is the story of Flam. And this is a story of Israel. I meet Gilad... Read more →
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