It was a wine grape that was never quite at home in its native country. It always took a back seat to other Bordeauxs and was lucky if it got to be part of the blend. Today, it’s taken on a whole new life.
All across America—scratch that— all around the world, countless wine lovers with a desire to learn more about winemaking or simply participate in the process of this age-old art, volunteer their services in vineyards and wineries with passion and pride. Now, labor laws with a very different original purpose are being reinterpreted and used to
Oktoberfest is right around the corner and though the holiday is best known for beer drinking libations, wine drinkers can “prost” with the best of them.
Some things just seem to go together… Tequila and lime, Champagne and OJ… but wine and Coke? Yep, it’s rapidly becoming the other real thing… around the world.
Fall is on our doorstep and the standard time is not the only thing that we’ll be falling back to. If you’ve been savoring crisp, refreshing white wines all summer, I’ve got some fall back suggestions for you.
Billionaire Bill Koch has spent a lot of time in the news after discovering that a half-million dollar wine investment turned out to be fake. Wait until you hear just how much he’s spending to assure authenticity!
I love watching Gerard Depardieu on the big screen. He’s an excellent actor. But I don’t know if I could bear to watch him do what he apparently does best! A case a day? No way!
We’re all familiar with sparkling wine, but there’s a new entry that sparkles like no other. The problem is, if you want some, you’ll probably have to travel to Dubai.
The average American opens a bottle of wine within a day of taking it home. To those less than patient wine drinkers, I’ll simply say, this one’s not for you. But if you’re keeping wine around a while, let’s get the rules straight.
Remember when your parents said, turn down that music or you’ll ruin your hearing. Well, if you’re still cranking up the volume, there’s a good chance you could ruin your wine stash. Break out the headphones for this one.
Veteran Burgundian winemaker Christian Roguenant perfected his craft making bubbly in the Champagne Region of his native France. Today he oversees winemaking at the Niven Family Wine Estates, which produce several premium labels, including Baileyana, Tangent, Trenza, Cadre and Zocker. http://www.grapeencounters.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=3583&action=edit On this edition of Grape Encounters, Christian joins host David Wilson and explains the