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Guigal Spring Tasting New York City April 2017 Etienne, the “E.” in E. Guigal, was the grandfather of the current head of the enterprise, Philippe Guigal. ...Read More
Weingut Knoll: The Classicist
Weingut Knoll Unterloiben Wachau, Austria September 2016 The iconic Knoll label depicting Saint Urban – the patron Saint of vineyards and winemakers. Of all the wine producers in the Wachau, maybe none more than Knoll sets ablaze the attention and desire of the sommelier set and the wine geeks, and for very good reason as these are very special wines. ...Read More
The Genius of Soalheiro
Quinta do Soalheiro Melga ...Read More
Weingut Josef Jamek
JJJ – Weingut Josef Jamek The Doyen of the Wachau Joching, Austria September 2016 Landmarks like this one for “Ried Klaus” mark the border or start of a “Ried” or “Cru” Vineyard in the Wachau The late Josef Jamek is known in the Wachau, and in the greater part of Austria, as the pioneering leader of quality wine production and the father of the modern-day style of dry Wachau wines. ...Read More
Weingut Rudi Pichler
The Sage of Wosendorf Wosendorf, Wachau, Austria September 2016 The outstanding 2015 Riesling lineup from Rudi Pichler. When you have a connection to a wine producer from a special moment in your wine life, and when you finally visit him and he makes you feel like you are coming home, that is truly a special moment. ...Read More
Austria: An Overview
The Wachau Valley & Vienna “Now We Are Three” ...Read More
Middleburg AVA Northern Virginia Wine Country Greenstone (left) and granite are the two main soil types in the 3 Linden vineyard sites. Jim Law founded Linden Vineyards over 30 years ago and seems like the kind of guy that has his priorities in the right place. ...Read More
A Day Visiting the Toro Castilla y Leon, Spain Looking south from the village of Toro over the river plain of the Duero river. My first stop in Spain was to the most obvious place to go if you are leaving the Douro from the east, the Toro in Castilla y Leon. Toro is home to the bull, the iconic black coated cattle beast that is Spain’s national animal. Tinta de Toro, a variant of the Tempranillo grape, is the dominant grape planted in the Toro. And like the bull, Tinta de Toro ...Read More