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WINE OF THE WEEK: Mary Taylor 2018 Beaujolais Villages by Marine Descombe

This week, we feature a textbook blue stone Brouilly style Beaujolais-Villages from one of the great women winemakers in France. The beautiful purity of gamay noir fruit – meets cement aging – showcasing the unique expression of Beaujolais that cannot be reproduced anywhere – but here! “I created Mary Taylor Wine because I don’t think […]

La Marca Prosecco

Enjoy your Easter Sunday brunch with La Marca Prosecco, America’s favorite sparkling wine! The makers describe it as opening with aromas of fresh-picked citrus and honeysuckle blossoms with a crisp, clean palate. It has fruity flavors of green apple, juicy peach and ripe lemon, framed by hints of minerality. This pairs well with orange juice […]

Wine of The Week!

Principe del Sole Sangiovese Toscana 2017 Principe del sole features a bright and rich ruby-red color. An elegant and vibrant complexity is revealed on the nose, giving way to fruity aromas such as blackberry and plum which are balanced out wonderfully with notes of vanilla and licorice. The wine is silky and enveloping when it hits the tongue, with […]

The Ethiopian Wine Industry

Probably the best known – at least in international markets – African wine comes from South Africa, with its distinctive Chenin Blancs or Steens, and Pinotage. However, vineyard cultivation in South Africa can trace its history only back as far as European colonization. Ethiopia has a domestic wine tradition with roots going back to ancient […]

Vintner Profile –

Matthiasson Village Cabernet To call Steve Matthiasson’s knowledge of the history of wine and wine growing “encyclopedic” would be a massive understatement. A few years ago, several of us were lucky enough to sit in Matsuhisa one afternoon as Matthiason shared his deep knowledge of his profession as one of the leading vineyard managers in […]


It is the King of Grapes, the undisputed heavy-weight champion of the world, the most widely planted varietal in the world, gracing vineyards in every wine-growing region in the world. Its ubiquity can be attributed to a number of factors. It travels well both in vine form and when vinified. It adapts to a wide […]

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