Wine Reviews

CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: August 13th, 2014
header_mendocino_wine_country Mendocino: A Dragon With Two Tails by Laura Ness The Mendocino AVA is huge, more for its climactic variation than its total land area: Wine Institute figures indicate it spans 275,200 acres, encompassing ten distinct sub AVAs, with two more pending. The total area planted to vineyards is currently 17,000 acres: compare that to 40,000
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: August 4th, 2014
Best of the West Sonoma County West of West: Where the Fog Doth Rest: by Laura Ness Think of some of your favorite Pinot Noir producers from the Sonoma Coast: names like Littorai, Dumol, Failla, Flowers, Fort Ross, Hartford Court, MacPhail, Peay, Ramey and Siduri. Then add many that might be new, perhaps Alma Fria, Baker Lane, Ceritas, Freeman, Furthermore, Gros
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Reviews   |   DATE: July 22nd, 2014
Hardys Wine Shiraz 1 Monique Soltani Interviews Bill Hardy of Hardys Wine Curious why Australians call their most well known wine Shiraz, when everyone else calls it Syrah? We get that and a whole lot more straight from the Aussie’s mouth. Not just from any Aussie, but one of the most famous names in Australian wine, Bill Hardy of
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Reviews   |   DATE: June 23rd, 2014
New Zealand Wine Why Kiwi Wines are King in California For many of wine lovers discovering New Zealand wine starts with a sip of Sauvignon Blanc. However, the New Zealand wine region makes a variety of wine styles from Chardonnay to Syrah and they even produce some sparkling wine. New Zealand produces less than 1% of the world’s wine
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Reviews   |   DATE: June 3rd, 2014
Spanish Wine Monique Soltani Alvaro Palacios Learn About Spanish Wine in Less than 9 Minutes I recently went to 1760 to interview one of Spain’s most dynamic winemakers, Alvaro Palacios owner and winemaker of Palacios Remondo. The man partially responsible for revolutionizing the Spanish wine region and for making one of the finest wines made in Spain today, L’Ermita. Palacios energy and
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: June 2nd, 2014
Livermore Wine Vasco Urbano Wines Vasco Urbano: A New Way to Rhone in Livermore One fall afternoon after lunch, young winemaker Collin Cranor of Nottingham Cellars was in downtown Livermore and had a few minutes to burn before returning to the winery. He dropped into the Livermore Heritage Guild’s Carnegie Museum looking for inspiration for a new label. While brainstorming