Affairs of the Vine presents Romancing the Rhones: A Seductive Rhone Experience, at The Old Mint in San Francisco, a National Landmark on July 14, 2012. The public is invited to sample Rhones from California, Oregon and beyond at the Grand Tasting, featuring 40+ Rhone-producing wineries, many very small and as yet undiscovered. The Grand
Merlot (Mair-Low) Once upon a time, there was a little known chateau, just east of Bordeaux that lived amongst the shadows of many impressive French castles. Owned by the Arnuad family for over two centuries, this tiny 17 acre parcel sat on top of a plateau at the highest elevation in the region of Pomerol.
Pinot Noir (Pee-noe Nwahr) Luscious, rich, complex, integrated, austere, and complex are all words describing one of the noblest grapes in the world: Pinot Noir. Its wide-sweeping appeal reaches throughout all of the United States and France and across the Atlantic to far-away regions such as Chile, New Zealand, and Australia. Worldwide, winemaker’s try in
As the sun begins to warm us up from winter’s chill, barbecues across the country are firing up and the palate-pleasing sizzling of meat cooking on the grills becomes an all too familiar smell wafting through the air in any neighborhood on a summer afternoon. From the beginner to the expert BBQ pitmaster, no matter