Daily Archives: June 15, 2019

Napa’s Royal Cabernets: The Wines of Oakville

While often considered a single “place” when it comes to wine, Napa is hardly a monolithic growing region. Each of its 16 established AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) lays claim to a separate identity, characterized by geology, microclimate, and different histories of production. The Oakville AVA has one of the most storied of such histories. It is home to the famed …

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Wine Reviews: Oregon

It’s been a while since I’ve focused on some Oregon wines, but this week I have some special bottles that remind me why I fell in love with Oregon in the first place. I’ve written a lot in the past about Troon Vineyard’s Applegate Valley wines over the years. With an organic and biodynamic approach and a seemingly endless desire …

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NV Casa Farvive Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

I love the shape of this bottle. It’s short and fat and looks like the top-half of a magnum. Perhaps not the best fit to store on a wine rack, but this type of wine can be stored upright for years without compromise. I don’t personally recommend storing this wine for years, however. I usually head straight to the large …

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Behind the wine label: 10 Bordeaux châteaux labels

Château Angélus There are three churches in St-Emilion, and when the Angélus bell is rung, it’s said there is just one spot where all three calls to prayer can be heard. The Angélus rings at dawn, midday and sunset. So the label design was a no-brainer. Fortunately, it’s also a strong image that reinforces the identity of the wine. Since …

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Before the storm | ZeGaby

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Prosecco: Aiming high

The dramatic landscape of Prosecco’s Conegliano Valdobbiadene territory Walking in the vineyards of Conegliano Valdobbiabene, it’s difficult not to succumb to vertigo. You have to catch your breath frequently as much for the steep incline as for the staggeringly beautiful landscape. Michaela Morris’ top 10 picks from Prosecco at its best ‘There is a natural limit between the DOCG and …

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