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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...)

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...)

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...)

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... (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, when you finally make the visit to them and... (more...)

Austria: An Overview

The Wachau Valley & Vienna “Now We Are Three” Patron Saint Urban watching over us here at Weingut Knoll.  When we travel for an extended time in a wine region I like to post a short overview of our experiences.  When planning this trip... (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...)

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...)

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