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Carnasciale & Caberlot

The Caberlot Grape and its Story Podere Il Carnasciale Tuscany, IT The original estate “Carnisciale Vineyard” where Caberlot was first planted commercially by Wolf & Bettina Rogosky. One of the top visits to a wine producer that I have... (more...)

Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: Montevertine

Visiting Montevertine Radda in Chianti The Montevertine Cantina Tasting: 2014 Le Pergole Torte, 2014 Montevertine, 2015 Pian del Ciampolo On a recent trip to Tuscany, I had decided to focus on the wine producers in and around the Chianti Classico region... (more...)

The Old Vines of To-Kalon: MacDonald & Detert

A Visit to MacDonald & Detert Oakville, Napa Valley Alex MacDonald For the longest time, I have wanted to see for myself the To-Kalon vineyards, to be surrounded by its treasured vines and walk its hallowed soils.  I wanted to experience first... (more...)

E. Guigal

Guigal Spring Tasting New York City April 2017 Recently I had the pleasure to taste some of the most heralded wines from the Rhone valley made by the Guigal family of Ampuis, in the heart of Cote-Rotie.  Legendary #Syrah wines have been made by 3... (more...)

Linden Vineyards

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... (more...)

C.V.N.E.

Compañía Vinícola del Norte del España La Rioja, Haro The CVNE badge decorates one of the original limestone building that dates back to the late 1800s. My last visit in Rioja was to one of the old stalwarts back in the courtyard in Haro at CVNE. ... (more...)

Artadi

“The Rebel of Laguardia” Laguardia, Rioja Alavesa                                                  The entrance to the Artadi facility just outside Laguardia. On a beautiful October morning, we made our way to Laguardia... (more...)

Lopez de Heredia

Haro, La Rioja October 22, 2015 In a courtyard along the Ebro River in Haro, one can visit many of the old Rioja stalwarts like Lopez de Heredia. The first appointment that I made for this trip was with a Bodega many in America consider the greatest... (more...)

Bodegas Vega-Sicilia

The First Growth of Spain Ribera del Duero October 21, 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Wine Solutions Tom & Lisa! When I was planning our trip to Spain, one Bodega stuck out as one I had to get on my itinerary: Vega Sicilia.  Arguably the most important wine... (more...)

Bodega Contador

The Wines of Benjamin Romeo San Vicente, Rioja The “Big 3” from Bodega Contador, the famed and controversial San Vicente Rioja producer. Our first actual visit to a wine producer in Rioja was to Bodega Contador in the village of San Vicente... (more...)

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