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A "Wine Hero" Story

Apr 15th 2020

A "Wine Hero" Story
When times get tough--like, now!--it can be reassuring to reflect on examples throughout history, when courageous men and women faced huge odds and won.This is one of my favorite "wine hero" stories—i … read more

Maison Noir lands James Beard Nomination!

Feb 28th 2020

Maison Noir lands James Beard Nomination!
Maison Noir just received the James Beard nomination for Best Producer 2020!Kudos to the visionary, winemaker, label designer, practically one-man-show, André Mack!!For more than a decade now, Maison … read more

La Massa Carla 6 (100% Sangio)

Feb 3rd 2020

La Massa Carla 6 (100% Sangio)
Even though his La Massa estate is situated in the heart of Chianti Classico—right next to Fontodi and Castello dei Rampolla, Giampaolo Motta waited a long time to introduce a Sangiovese bottling. He … read more

Deovlet Wins Top 100 Winery!

Jan 11th 2020

Deovlet Wins Top 100 Winery!
Like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.And this photo explains how Ryan Deovlet just won the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Winery for 2019! In fact, it's the third timeDeovlet has won Wine &a … read more

A Pinnacle Fiano

Jan 11th 2020

A Pinnacle Fiano
For any program that prizes pinnacle expression of world-class varietals, I recommend picking up some Quintodecimo Fiano d'Avellino, "Exultet".Not just for lovers of the varietal, the wine is as subst … read more