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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Nov 11th 2020

How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Europe? No.The beach? Maybe.The couch? Absolutely!The couch could be America's #1 vacation destination this summer.All the more reason to celebrate the season with some charming summertime reds.These … read more

Thrifty Shades of White

Nov 11th 2020

Thrifty Shades of White
Now more than ever, people crave exciting, affordable new experiences they can enjoy at home.And who wouldn't agree withWine Spectator, Lettie Teague, Decanter and others who say that white wines are … read more

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