Wines

More than one media mogul has been cautioned to slow down and take a break from the industry. But when Steve McPherson’s wife, Jennifer, gave the then-president of ABC Entertainment this advice, she...
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 vintages in a 14-...
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 bottles were...
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. That...
The family that owns David Family Wines is not named David. This boutique producer of Pinot Noir based in Santa Rosa, Calif., was founded in 2006 by Michelle Reeves, an entrepreneur from Australia...
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 for the next year...
On September 25, Daniel Boulud and the sommeliers from each of his New York restaurants will share their favorite wines with 40 guests. Now in its third year, the Detour de France event (from $350...
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 Bellagio...
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 answer to the best...
"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,...
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 Château Latour in...
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. No matter how delicate their texture or subtle...
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...
Armand de Brignac is offering its most decadent collection of Champagnes yet. The limited-edition Dynastie collection comprises nine bottles of the house’s Brut Gold Champagne in sizes from the...
Acclaimed French chef Guy Savoy and Krug Champagne, the world’s first luxury Champagne House , ha ve joined forces to offer an unforgettable epicurean adventure with the debut of the Krug Chef’s...
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. A limited number of guests will have the chance to...
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 same...
At Sociètè du Vin , a new wine-collectors’ clubhouse in Bridgehampton, New York, members get private cellars and access to exclusive tasting events. Designed by Hollywood set designer Elvis Restaino...
Winemaking for William Ballentine Jr. has always been a family concern. He began his career tending vines owned by his father, who established Ballentine Vineyards at the foot of Napa’s Howell...
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. But the two latest...
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. ( www.antique-wine.com ) of London unveiled the first installment in its Grand Château Series, a rare release of 18 bottles of the best vintages produced by...
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...
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, across two sales in...
“There’s never been a better time to be a wine collector,” says John Kapon. He is the CEO of Acker Merrall and Condit—the world’s largest auction house for fine and rare wine—and the author of a new...
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...
This year’s Naples Winter Wine Festival —anannual food-and-wine event to benefit underprivileged children in Collier County, Fla.—has an exceptional list of rare wines up for auction, and has...
To avoid the postholiday blues, the Bardessono Hotel and Spa in Yountville, Calif., is offering a food-and-wine getaway for 12 couples from January 24 to 27. Priced at $8,500 per couple, the four-day...

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