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  • Brunello di Montalcino at Valentino, gin and tonics at Greystone

    Brunello di Montalcino at Valentino, gin and tonics at Greystone
    Chianti may be the best-known wine in Tuscany, but it’s Brunello di Montalcino that connoisseurs regard as the region's king of wines. And Friday night, you have a chance to taste some of the best examples at a special dinner put on by the Consorzio...
  • Hidden pockets of Burgundy that yield great wine values

     Hidden pockets of Burgundy that yield great wine values
    Back when I was a lad, selling wine as a merchant, the most popular white Burgundy was the unpronounceable Pouilly-Fuisse. I most often heard requests for "Polly Foosay." Why a wine was so sought after whose name was difficult to say remains odd to me....
  • Trellis announces wine dinners for 2015

    Trellis announces wine dinners for 2015
    The 2015 Weeknight Wine Dinner series at The Trellis Restaurant in Williamsburg will begin with a “Blind Tasting Challenge” event beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. Diners will be challenged to distinguish between different wines of the...
  • Ste. Michelle Wine Estates CEO gives winemakers freedom to practice their passions

    When Ted Baseler took the reins at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in 2001, intent on growing it rapidly, he looked around at other big wine empires and decided not to follow their example. "Frankly, they were growing big and mediocre," says Baseler, the...
  • Central Florida raises the bar on wine

    Central Florida raises the bar on wine
    When Wine Enthusiast magazine ranked Orlando No. 6 in its top wine-travel destinations of 2015, some scratched their heads as the region was grouped into a list of the "world's most exciting wine destinations." Others reveled in the social-media...
  • The Rocks: New viticultural area celebrates Syrah

    Line up a thousand different Syrah wines from across the world and Steve Robertson is confident connoisseurs would be able to tell which come from The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater. "It's because the wines here are so distinctive," Robertson said....
  • Starbucks gets OK to serve beer, wine at Fashion Island

    Patrons looking for an alternative to coffee in the evening will find new options at the Starbucks' Fashion Island location in coming months. Newport Beach's zoning administrator approved a use permit Thursday afternoon for the coffeehouse to serve beer...
  • What is tannin? And what's it doing in your wine?

     What is tannin? And what's it doing in your wine?
    Michael Twelftree, the proprietor and managing director of Two Hands Wines in Australia's Barossa Valley, describes the experience of tasting a red wine this way: "The fruit is the engine and railcars; the acidity is the rails; and the tannins are the...
  • Wine preferences of 12 U.S. presidents, from a teetotaler to connoisseurs

    U.S. presidents are pretty sophisticated people, we like to think. But how savvy are they about wine? It varies. Wildly. In honor of Presidents Day Feb. 16, let's check some out: George Washington toasted his inauguration with Madeira wine and kept a...
  • Wine review: 2011 Brancaia Ilatraia Rosso

    Wine review: 2011 Brancaia Ilatraia Rosso
    Let's celebrate every bit of cold weather we can muster this winter. Time to light the fire, roast a big hunk of meat and break out a big red. This one comes from Maremma, near the Tuscan Coast, and it's a Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit...
  • Slow Wine: A wine tasting and a book, now in English

    Slow Wine: A wine tasting and a book, now in English
    You’ve heard of Slow Food, right? It's the movement, founded by Carlo Petrini and a group of activists in the 1980s, that celebrates farm-to-table cuisine in Italy and all over the world. And since Piedmont, where Slow Food was born, is home to...