A contradiction lies deep in the heart of wine’s globalization. The standard narrative is that globalization leads to homogenization of wine style and increasing monopolization of distribution. The counter-narrative has
Ciabot Berton are new entrants into British Columbia’s wine market. A recent tasting provided an opportunity to explore a range of blended and single vineyard Barolos from various recent vintages.
Champagne and Fino Sherry share two great commonalities. First, they both grow in calcareous clay and limestone soils. Second, they are (generally) both made with uncommon highly reductive wine-making techniques.
Vosne Romanée and Nuits St. Georges: Six Wines from Domaine Fabrice Vigot and Domaine Bertrand Marchard de Gramont
I recently attended a Burgundy seminar courtesy of importer That’s Life which looked at three wines from Nuits St. Georges and three wines from Vosne Romanée from two smaller but
Over the last decade, from the time I began writing about wine seriously, I have been searching for the signal that the Okanagan has (1) interesting terroir, (2) the technical
This is a solid tasting in Vancouver. Though many ‘3 glass’ winners are pretty unexciting, there are guaranteed gems. My selections from this year’s Vancouver tasting are below. Most are
What is the meaning of legacy? There is a rare single moment in the lives of a very few where they break from a life’s work. Our linear perception of
Abe Schoener is right. The greatest legacy of changing sentiments in the “new” California is increased focus on California’s best vineyards – its premier and grand crus. One of the
Since Saint-Joseph expanded from a small wedge of vineyards over 6 villages and 10 kilometres to an expansive region spanning 25 villages and 65 kilometres in 1969, it has been
Hanzell Vineyards are owners of California’s oldest plantings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The 1953 Ambassador vineyard, which I’ve written about before, is one of the most important in the