After 13 years of collecting wine, Yuri Vanetik has focused his sights on what almost all seasoned wine collectors eventually come to prefer: first-growth Bordeaux and Burgundies.
Like its sweeping 18th-century-style château, which is inspired by Château de la Marquetterie in the Champagne region of France, Domaine Carneros seeks to integrate the terroir of the lower Napa V
The Yeatman hotel in Oporto, Portugal, is cracking open its 25,000-bottle wine cellar for two days—Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1—for guests to taste more than 10
The eponymous owner of Cliff Lede Vineyards in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley has an obvious passion for all things cultural.
The Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek—known for his sustainable furniture made from reclaimed wood, iron, and steel—has designed a limited-edition box for Ruinart’s Blanc de Blancs.
Wally’s Auction House will hold its inaugural New York auction, with more than $3 million worth of fine and rare wines, on November 13 at an exclusive dinner at the Whitney Museum
Louis Roederer has wrapped its Cristal 2002 jeroboam in 23 feet of hand-carved 24-karat-gold latticework ($25,000).
More than one media mogul has been cautioned to slow down and take a break from the industry.
The Flatiron Room, which has one of the most comprehensive whiskey selections in Manhattan, is paring down its 750-bottle list to feature six of its most important, celebrated vin
A collection of 270 Champagnes dating from 1914 to 2004 will make their debut on November 13, when Sotheby’s London auctions off Moët & Chandon’s Grand Vintage Collection.
The old rule among oenophiles was that once you opened a decent bottle of wine or vintage port, you had to finish it within 24 hours before oxidation irreparably altered the taste and bouquet.
The family that owns David Family Wines is not named David.
A good year is worth its weight in wine, according to the Napa Valley winery Domaine Carneros, which has announced that for $20,000, it will stock the cellars of Champagne lovers
On September 25, Daniel Boulud and the sommeliers from each of his New York restaurants will share their favorite wines with 40 guests.
If you’ve always wanted to taste and evaluate wines with some of the world’s top sommeliers, or to savor perfectly prepared food and wine pairings by some of the greatest master chefs, the
Every year on May 1, a line forms outside the cellar door of Penfolds Winery in the South Australia town of Magill for the launch of Penfolds Grange, Australia’s more-than-stellar
"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, u
One of the most respected Cabernet Sauvignon producers in Napa Valley, Araujo Estate Wines, was acquired last week by the French billionaire François Pinault, who also controls Ch
Pedigree, rather than taste, is often the decisive factor in the commercial success of a fine wine. Nowhere perhaps is this more true than in Champagne.
This year, four Northern California wineries are celebrating their 40th anniversaries—a notable achievement in a competitive Napa-Sonoma world constantly buffeted by the vagaries of nature and con
Armand de Brignac is offering its most decadent collection of Champagnes yet.
On July 18, one of the top Riesling producers in the world, Helmut Dönnhoff, will host an exclusive wine tasting at L’Auberge Carmel in California.
Scottish themes abound in the nomenclature of Torbreck, the celebrated Australian winery founded in 1994 by David Powell, who once plied his hand as a lumberjack in a forest in Scotland of the sam
At Sociètè du Vin, a new wine-collectors’ clubhouse in Bridgehampton, New York, members get private cellars and access to exclusive tasting events.
Winemaking for William Ballentine Jr. has always been a family concern.
Since 1842, when the 270-year-old house of Moët & Chandon began maintaining records, it has produced only 70 vintage Champagnes, each one representing an exemplary harvest.
When Joseph Phelps came to the Napa Valley as a construction executive in the late 1960s to oversee a major project, he did not realize that the venture would ultimately lead to a change in career
Four years ago, the Antique Wine Co.
The Amorim family’s fortune had its beginnings among the rambling port lodges that line the hillsides above the Douro River in Porto, but the family did not amass its wealth by making Portugal’s f
Sotheby’s has unlocked the wine cellar of the famed Catalan eatery elBulli to auction more than 8,800 bottles of wine, many of which were produced exclusively for the restaurant,