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Franz Hirtzberger

The King of Spitz Franz Hirtzberger Wachau, Austria The 2015 Riesling lineup that day with the Steinporz Weissburgunder. My first ever official wine producer visit in the Wachau wine-growing region of Austria took place at the venerable Weingut Franz... (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...)

Graham’s & Dow’s

The Symington Dynamic Duo Graham’s Port Lodge, Porto & Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim, Pinhao, Douro Valley In February I made my first wine-related work trip to Portugal and third overall. I had the chance to check out the newly renovated... (more...)

The Genius of Soalheiro

Quinta de Soalheiro Melgaço, Portugal Quinta de Soalheiro On a sunny and cool spring-like day in the middle of the winter we headed to the northernmost reaches of Portugal to the Minho River which forms the border with Spain in Melgaço.  Looking... (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...)

Toro

Toro A Day Visiting the Toro Castilla y Leon, Spain Tinta de Toro bush vines are planted this way as an adaptation to the climate. The Tinta de Toro grape has adapted thicker skins and an uncanny ability to thrive in these harsh growing conditions.... (more...)

An Eagle Soars over Ribera

Dominio del Aguila Burgos, Spain October 20, 2015 Jorge Monzón of Dominio del Aguila Near Burgos, in the north eastern part of Ribera del Duero, Dominio del Aguila quietly has started making some of the best wine in all of Spain. Near Burgos, in the... (more...)

Esporao: The Gentle Ecological & Viticultural Giant

Esporao   Reguengos de Monsaraz Alentejo, Portugal   Vineyards and the estuary at Herdade Esporao      Our last appointment of the day was deep in the far southeastern section of the Alentejo region at the enormous Herdade Esporao. We were... (more...)

Quinta Vale Dona Maria & Lemos Van Zeller

A Drive Through The Torto River Valley  Douro Valley  Portugal   Arriving at the front gate of Quinta Vale D. Maria As we rode the twisting and winding road through the Torto River Valley to our next Quinta, the narrow and mostly guard... (more...)

Gigondas

Grenache Purity  Gigondas: The Grand Tasting New York City, November 18, 2013 The Dentelles de Montmirail peaks that tower over the Gigondas region. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to attend a tasting of Gigondas... (more...)

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