Tag: wine review
Latest in Wine Enthusiast: New Hope In Chile
During this time wrought with division and marginalization, it is my humble honor to share a story of taking chances, hope, and trust in unlikely partnerships between Chile’s Indigenous Buchaheuico and Lickan Antay communities and it’s wine industry. Together these partnerships are addressing centuries of dehumanization and abstract poverty through wine production.
Wine Searcher Article: New Burgundy Level Adds to the Chaos
As Burgundy prices continue to rise, the Bureau Interprofessional des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) continues seeking ways to delineate terroir-driven quality wines at more affordable price points.
Forbes Article: A Conflicted Land Produces Consistently High-Quality Wine
“Nestled between Northern California’s Santa Lucia Mountain Range and coastal Big Sur sits a conflicted land. The warm Pacific sun and maritime climate ushers abundance into the quiet farming community. Yet, each afternoon merciless winds driven by the powerful ocean, disrupt the landscape’s serenity. This is the Santa Lucia Highlands.” This conflicted land produces high-quality…
Forbes Article: Six Reasons To Fall In Love With Vermentino
Vermentino is an easy grape to love. A flexible white grape – crisp enough for white wine drinkers, while red wine fans are drawn to its savory, food-friendly nature. Once discovered, you too will fall in love with Vermentino. Learn more in my latest for Forbes
My 1st Contribution to Planet of the Grapes: Funky Bubbles Democratize Sparkling Wine
Pét-nat, piquette, col fondo, and hybrids, a sparkling wine category I refer to as “funky bubbles,” are rising in popularity with winemakers and consumers in the US. In my first article for Planet of the Grapes, I sought to explore why these wines, some dating back to the Romans, are experiencing this sudden surge.
Forbes Article: Fantastic Fourth Of July Wines From Emerging United States Wine Regions
Did you know wine is produced in all 50 states? Well, just in time for your Fourth of July celebration, fantastic wine recommendations from five US emerging wine regions you should be drinking now. Read more in my latest Forbes article.
Forbes Article: Have You Noticed Lodi Is Producing World-Class White Wines
California’s Lodi wine region is home to a hot, dry Mediterranean climate. As a result, it is most often associated with red wine. While Lodi does produce an array of red wines, it is increasingly gaining international attention for its stunning white wines. In my latest article for Forbes learn more about Lodi’s killer white…
Celebrating Biodynamic Viticulture And The Beauty Of The Languedoc With Gérard Bertrand #Winophiles
As concern grows globally about impacts of climate change, viticultural practices take center stage in many wine focused conversations. Pros and cons of sustainability, organic, and biodynamic farming are weighed heavily throughout the wine community in whispers and roars. For winemaker, Gérard Bertrand, who has been farming biodynamically for 16 years in France’s Languedoc region,…
Forbes Article: To Decant Or Not To Decant — 3 Sommeliers Share Their Advice
Knowing what wine to decant and for how long is perplexing. I recently shared a photo on Instagram of a 10 year old Napa Cab that was tight upon opening, but after a 2 hour decant sang like an angel. I received many responses asking me how I knew to decant it and why 2…
Forbes Article: 3 European Wine Regions Producing High-Quality Pinot Noir
Any Pinot Noir fans out there? I adore it, and there are so many wonderful wine regions that produce it well. Of course, Burgundy is the benchmark, but there are a few additional European wine regions that produce lovely Pinot Noir at value prices. In my latest ForbesLife article, I share 3 such regions to…