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Curvature: Wine with a Purpose

Christie Kerr's Curvature

One of the most successful professional female golfers of all time, Cristie Kerr has two additional passions: fine wine and fighting breast cancer. Touring the world on the pro golf circuit, Christie developed a unique love affair with wine and would one day like to become a sommelier. After watching her grandmother, mother and aunt fight breast cancer, Cristie sought ... Read More »

Chillable Reds Tasting: Chateau Ollieux Romanis Cuvee Capucines and David Renaud Irancy

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Chateau Ollieux Romanis Cuvee Capucines 2011 Chateau Ollieux Romanis was established in 1860 in the Languedoc region of France. The current owners Jacqueline and Francois Bories took over the estate in 1978 with the intention of producing Corbieres wines. The estate boasts nearly 70 hectares under vine, of which 21 hecatres is planted to Carignan. The Carignan vines on the ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Baroness Philippine de Rothschild

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In great sadness, the Rothschild family announced the passing of the family matriarch, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild on Saturday, at age 80. The grand dame of Bordeaux and a wine-industry powerhouse, Madame de Rothschild – as she preferred to be called – was president of the supervisory board and controlling shareholder of the house of Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Included ... Read More »

Producer Profile: Wind Gap Wines

Wind Gap Wines

A sommelier turned winemaker, Pax Mahle first garnered attention for his bold and muscular red PAX wines. Drawn to the pure expression and easy to drink style of wines produced from grapes grown in cooler vineyards, Mahle began to seek out new vineyards and opportunities. Striving not for the “perfect wine” but rather an honest, authentic and compelling wine, the ... Read More »

Unique Summer Whites Tasting: Hofer Gruner Veltliner, Domaine Skouras White and Tres Palacios Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

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H. & M. Hofer Gruner Veltliner 2013 The Hofer family began producing wine on their farm in the early 1980′s. At that time the production was small, but after recognizing the quality of grapes they were producing, Hermann Hofer decided to increase production. Today they have 20 hectares planted to grapes with a focus on Gruner Veltliner. In 2011 Hofer ... Read More »

Producer Profile: Domaine Sigalas

Domaine Sigalas

Archeological evidence shows that the Greek island of Santorini has been home to viticultural efforts since the 17th Century BC. Home to over 53 indigenous varieties of grapes, this region’s modern wine making dates back over 3000 years to 1200 BC. Forming the economic, social and cultural heart of the Island, the winemaking efforts here are blessed by vines that ... Read More »

Producer Profile: Domaine Jacques Puffeney

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The son of a vineyard worker, Jacques Puffeney began making wine at age 17. But for many years as he worked to develop his reputation and expand his holdings, he supported himself as a cheese maker. Today known as the “Pope of Arbois,” Jacques Puffeney is acknowledged as the most prestigious, engaging and easily recognizable winemaker, due to his rotund ... Read More »

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