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Napa Valley Vintner Jayson Pahlmeyer has released three exceptional wines from two of California's best recent vintages: the iconic Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay, the opulent Pahlmeyer Sonoma...
The vibrant and deep notes of these wonderful white wines and brilliant rosé Champagne marry beautifully with delicate filets of fish, sweet lobster and scallops, and briny oysters.
Vintner Jayson Pahlmeyer and daughter Cleo will release the first estate grown Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay from their Wayfarer Vineyard this fall, 16 years after purchasing the remote parcel on the...
The Numanthia 2010 Termanthia Toro ($206, www.numanthia.com ), which comes from Tinta de Toro vines planted in the 19th century, hides its muscle beneath a glossy coat of black currant, vanilla, and...
Founded in Napa valley in 1862 by the German immigrant Jacob Schram near the town of Calistoga, Schramsberg was an early benchmark of quality in the region and even figured in the writing of Robert...
Those who contend that Chardonnay grown in the sacred precincts of Chablis and the Côte de Beaune makes the best white wine on the planet can certainly find plenty of liquid evidence to support their...
The Haag family, which practices its craft in Germany’s Middle Mosel region, enjoys a reputation for producing white wines of the highest quality with astonishing consistency.
In 1834, when Antoine Jaboulet established himself as a grower and négociant, he more than likely never imagined that he was founding one of France’s most notable viticultural dynasties.
Like so many legends, the house of Dom Pérignon is the subject of numerous tales.
Leslie Rudd’s quest for quality is steadfast. His roles as owner of Standard Beverage Corp., chairman of Dean and DeLuca, and owner of Rudd Oakville Estate in Napa Valley have attuned his eye to...
The Darioush winery on Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail is utterly unique, and not only for of its architecture, which combines a romantic vision of the ancient Persian capital of Persepolis with the...
Many wineries in California include the word family on their labels—a descriptor intended to suggest not only that the contents of the bottle are the result of a multigenerational labor of love but...
The past several years have witnessed significant changes at Burgundy’s Maison Louis Jadot.
In 1807, when John Blandy arrived in Madeira, the Portuguese archipelago (though remote from the centers of European civilization) had long been producing what, in the 18th century, came to be...
With the warm summer months here, many people are entertaining outside or visiting friends, and Eric Goldstein, co-proprietor and marketing president at Park Avenue Liquor Shop in New York, offers...
In an era when so many legendary wine labels belong to multinational corporations, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave stands apart, not only for the decadent beauty of its incomparable wines, but also for the...
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...
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...
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...
Though few acknowledge the fact, California vintners’ reputations tend to rest on their reds, which is perhaps why Sir Peter Michael, who has made a career of taking on challenges, launched his label...
In 1999, epicures Weezie and Launny Steffens succumbed to the disease that strikes so many visitors to Napa Valley: They were bitten by the winemaking bug. The difference between the Steffens and...
Kenzo Tsujimoto, the chairman and CEO of video-gaming giant Capcom Inc., decided 20 years ago to provide himself with a very different form of entertainment from that which fans of Resident Evil and...
In 1862, German immigrant Jacob Schram bought a good-sized property outside the town of Calistoga, Calif., where he constructed an elaborate Victorian home, dug cellars, and planted Riesling—a...
A long and storied history can imbue an estate with a certain appeal that the imagination of the wine drinker attributes to the wine itself. There is a certain reverence and not a little awe that...
Family-owned houses in Champagne sadly have become as rare as some of the region’s most exquisite têtes de cuvées as, one by one, the establishments are absorbed by large corporations. Of the handful...
Over the course of the last decade and a half, critics’ preference for bigger, riper wines with higher levels of alcohol has reshaped the oenological landscape. Even white wines have undergone...
During the 19th and 20th centuries, France and Germany vied for control of Alsace, until the Treaty of Versailles made its people citizens of the French Republic in 1919. Patriotic Frenchmen may...
Burgundy’s rulers were often as treacherous as the region’s erratic weather. In 1440, Louis XI, then the dauphin, joined an uprising that sought to unseat his father, Charles VII, and place him on...
Though the Chapoutier family traces its roots in France’s Rhône region back more than 200 years to 1808, when the clan first settled in Tain l’Hermitage, the esteemed maison we know today was, in...
Since the 16th century, when Leonard de Suduiraut married Nicole d’Allard, the estate in the Sauternes appellation of Bordeaux that bears the groom’s surname has changed hands many times. Despite...

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