Wines

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...
In no field of endeavor is the friction between tradition and innovation more evident than in the making of fine wine; and no label presides more completely over past and future than Dom Pérignon,...
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...
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...
In the world of fine wine, no name is more pervasive than that of Michel Rolland, the oenologist from Bordeaux who has not only profoundly influenced the style of winemaking in that region but also...
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...
Take a clsoer look at the William Cole Vineyards Ten Cabernet Sauvignon and the Expresiones del Corazón collection.
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...
In the cellar and in his life, Richard Geoffroy manages to blend contrasts and contradictions into graceful unities. Born in Champagne’s Côte des Blancs region to a family whose members had been...
The Heidsieck name has been intimately associated with Champagne since 1785, when Florens-Louis Heidsieck established Heidsieck & Co. in Reims. Champagne Charles Heidsieck was founded in 1851 by...
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...
Unlike other collecting categories, where a newcomer might already have an appreciation for the most sought-after items, fine wine is a category closely linked to collectors’ previous experiences and...
Water, barley, and yeast are not especially valuable ingredients; but, when combined at the Bowmore distillery, they can be transformed into something extraordinary. Such a miraculous metamorphosis...
In 1755, when Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, third Duke of Richelieu and marshal of France, was taken ill while in Guienne, a physician prescribed liberal doses of a certain red wine from Bordeaux...

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