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Photography by Cordero Studios Styling by Alicia Buszczak Moving beyond the 750 ml bottle, celebrated vintages range from splits to Melchiors. There is an old saying that everything is better in magnum. Certainly that is true of wine. But magnums, or 1.5-liter bottles, are not the only size with advantages. The half bottle, for instance, […]
A seasoned wine expert pulls out his old notebooks and looks at where some past favorites are now…
The 18th-century Swiss writer, composer, and philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote, “I have always said and felt that true enjoyment cannot be described.” Though the celebrated father of modern autobiography and author of Reveries of a Solitary Walker was probably not contemplating the sublime experience of savoring the nuances and subtleties of a glass of Bordeaux […]
As the cradle of all New World and American wine, these two regions in the northern half of the Golden State possess all the attributes of viticultural nirvana: Perfect amounts of sunlight, soils that imbue the fruit with structure and complexity of flavor, and the local populace’s tenacious pioneering spirit that drives the winemaking to […]
At present, the iberian Peninsula is producing arguably the best wines in Europe. The wine industries in Spain and Portugal have undergone significant transformations in recent decades. In both countries, traditional winemakers and the more avant-garde new school of oenologists seem to have struck a harmonious balance in which each group borrows techniques and practices […]
Until the last decade or so, most critics focused on Europe and California as the primary sources of fine wine. Yet the art and science of viticulture have flourished below the equator, and collectors seeking exciting new expressions of established varietals increasingly have turned their taste buds to the tantalizing Shiraz of Australia, the precocious […]