2009

"Time, motion, and wine," the Roman poet Ovid wrote, "cause sleep." One modern admirer of the author of Metamorphoses, however, might argue the opposite—that wine, at least, or the making of it,...
Few properties in California’s Napa Valley boast as impressive a succession of winemaking alumni as Vineyard 29, which Teresa Norton and Tom Paine established in 1989 on 3 acres located just...
Serendipity played its part in the evolution of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. The first happy accident occurred in 1969, when founder Warren Winiarski met Nathan Fay, the first grower to plant Cabernet...
The Haag family has been producing wines in the Middle Mosel region for 400 years, during which time the reputation of its wines and, for that matter, the prices have steadily grown. Napoléon...
In the early 1970s, when Denis Horgan acquired Leeuwin Estate, now one of Australia’s most important viticultural properties, there was not a vine in sight: It was a cattle ranch. Working with...
Mark Aubert’s career has been a peripatetic one. After succeeding celebrated winemaker Helen Turley at Peter Michael Winery, where for nine years he produced magnificent Chardonnays and ethereally...
One of the first wines of note to emerge from the now-bustling Paso Robles region on California’s Central Coast was a wine called Isosceles, a Pauillac-style blend of Cabernet Sau­vignon, Merlot, and...
From the ages of ancient Sumeria and classical Greece to the present day, human beings have treated wine as everything from a religious totem to an art form. The mystic and romantic connotations we...
Though white wines of epic grace and beauty come from such regions as Alsace, the Rhône, Austria, Germany, California, and Oregon, nowhere does the Chardonnay grape develop the combination of...
Master winemakersMay-Britt and Denis Malbec, the husband-and-wife team previously with Château Latour in Bordeaux, have unveiled a series of reds from Captûre Wines in Sonoma County. “Our new red...
Rich, extracted, full of fresh acidity, and rife with wild-honey, spice, and ginger notes, the Raats Family 2009 Chenin Blanc is powerful, elegant, and uniquely South African. Part of what makes...
This wine, which debuted in 2007, has already established owners Solène and Guillaume Fabre as consummate producers of the luscious varietal. Wonderful scents of honeysuckle and herbes de Provence...