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Bandol: France’s southern, hedonistic red

For most, Provence brings to mind the famous and elegant salmon-colored rosés that have become the standard for the world across to emulate. While most associate this region tucked alongside the...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Boxed wines: They’re better than you think

For some, the idea of tap wine can seem intriguing. For others, it is appalling. Regardless, it is a countertop fixture that fits both budget and quality. And really, what is so wrong with wine on...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

New world rosés follow their European peers

It’s official: spring is here with all its fury of wind, snow, rain, sleet and sun. Sure, most of us are ready for spring after the chill of winter. But really, it’s summer we are anxiously...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Wine: a vector for conversation and personal stories

Wine professionals spend a large portion of their time studying, tasting, assessing and discussing all things wine. It’s what we do. It’s a passion that takes us around the world both literally and...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

With spring comes Vinho Verdes and rosés

Enter spring. Most of us know that this wave of warmth can quickly return to winter leaving us thirsty for spring and summer. With warmer weather also comes the season of Vinhos Verdes and rosés....

DATE: March 14, 2017 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Nebbiolo: Piedmont’s king of grapes

Moving forward from our last edition about the rich, supple and opulent wines of Valpolicella, we look further west, to the region of Piedmont and its king of grapes, nebbiolo. There couldn’t be a...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Which Valpolicella wine is right for you?

Soft, smooth, supple, elegant and rich. We likely have your undivided attention at this point. These are classic descriptors for the premium wines from the Veneto region of northeastern Italy. But...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Premium wines: Are they worth the money?

It is often asked and challenged as to why the cost of wine can be so outrageous and whether the cost of high-end, premium wines are worth the money. To begin, let’s take a deeper look into the...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Malbec: A grape with a history spanning two continents

The now-famous grape variety malbec has a history that most fans are unaware of. While we love the ripe, lush and rich style of malbec from Argentina, its home in France produces a wine far from...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Four films to ignite your inner sommelier

For many, a new year brings resolutions and aspirations of fitness and a life without wine, or maybe just a few weeks to a few months. However, it is true that gym memberships skyrocket and wine...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

For a successful holiday feast, give wine its due

The holiday feasts are quickly approaching, and most have ordered their turkey, prime rib, rack of lamb, honeyed ham or lobster for their main course. Along with the time and preparation that go...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

A noble fungus creates delicious dessert wines

“Liquid gold” and “nectar of the gods” are just a couple catchphrases that often define the world’s greatest dessert wine from Sauternes, France. Sauternes is a commune in the Graves district south...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

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