To ring in the New Year, the three winemaking branches of the Rothschild family are introducing Champagne to the U.S. market.
In creating the
Perfection always entails a precarious balancing act, and in the wine industry especially, achieving that harmonious state requi
One may be forgiven for assuming that Quilceda Creek is a new player among the world’s elite producers of Cabernet Sauvignon, gi
As the son of oil magnate Jean Paul Getty, Gordon Getty might easily have allowed circumstances to dictate his direction in life
Véronique Drouhin knew she had discovered a special place when, in July 1987, she first crested the remote Oregon hillside that
If the taste of a whisky literally reflected the topography of the place where it was made, then one would expect a dram of Laph
Rich, extracted, full of fresh acidity, and rife with wild-honey, spice, and ginger notes, the Raats Family 2009 Chenin Blanc is
Araujo Estate did not begin with the arrival in Napa Valley of its eponymous owners, Daphne and Bart Araujo.
Family-owned houses in Champagne sadly have become as rare as some of the region’s most exquisite têtes de cuvées as, o
Over the course of the last decade and a half, critics’ preference for bigger, riper wines with higher levels of alcohol has res
During the 19th and 20th centuries, France and Germany vied for control of Alsace, until the Treaty of Versailles made its peopl
Burgundy’s rulers were often as treacherous as the region’s erratic weather.
Though the Chapoutier family traces its roots in France’s Rhône region back more than 200 years to 1808, when the clan first set
The British-named port houses we know today have their origins in trade, not just of wine, but of other necessities as well.
If Penfolds, founded in 1844, embodies Australia’s winemaking past, then Two Hands Wines represents that country’s ever more pro
One of the happiest moments in Italian viticulture occurred when Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, an enthusiastic convert
Though Burgundy’s most fabled producer holds property in seven different grand cru vineyards, the domaine’s identity is
Though Piedmont produces several red and white wines, Italy’s premier region has but one superstar varietal, Nebbiolo, and its t
A long and storied history can imbue an estate with a certain appeal that the imagination of the wine drinker attributes to the
In 1862, German immigrant Jacob Schram bought a good-sized property outside the town of Calistoga, Calif., where he constructed
In 2005, Tim Perr and Scott Knight—insurance executives from Pacific Palisades, Calif., who share an interest in wine—embarked o
A decade and a half ago, Santa Barbara County’s wine industry went through a period of adjustment, as many vintners who had atte
Kenzo Tsujimoto, the chairman and CEO of video-gaming giant Capcom Inc., decided 20 years ago to provide himself with a very dif
After acquiring 160 acres of land in the Adelaide hills west of Paso Robles, Calif., Deborah and Justin Baldwin established Just
Cultivating quality has been a way of life for Jeff Gargiulo.
Success can sometimes be achieved by accident, but greatness requires deliberate effort.
In 1999, epicures Weezie and Launny Steffens succumbed to the disease that strikes so many visitors to Napa Valley: They were bi
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 with Chardonnay.