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Producer Profile: Domaine Comte Abbatucci

Domaine Comte Abbatucci Vineyards

  Domaine Comte Abbatucci is one of the oldest vineyards on the island of Corsica. The founder, Antoine Abbatucci, dedicated his life to his passion, the study and development of different grape varietals. When his son, Jean-Charles, took the helm of the family estate he continued in his father’s pursuits and converted the estate to biodynamic principles in the year ... Read More »

James Suckling: 2009 & 2010 Crus Bourgeois Report

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American journalist and wine critic, James Suckling started his launched his career with an almost thirty- year tenure at the celebrated magazine Wine Spectator. Editor-in-chief at the European offices, Suckling had unrivaled access to the best of the European wine world. Thanks to his close proximity he was able to constantly refine his palate with the best wines of Bordeaux ... Read More »

“Unique Aussie Whites” tasting: Ashbrook Semillon, Riposte The Rapier Gewurztraminer and Alkoomi Riesling

Australian Vineyard

Ashbrook Semillon 2012 Ashbrook Estate, located in Margaret River, Australia, has been awarded a Five Red Star rating by James Hailliday. This award has only gone to the top 8% of wineries in Australia. Ashbrook has been producing wine since the late 1970′s, and uses only estate grown, hand picked fruit. The grapes foe the Ashbrook Semillon are picked over ... Read More »

Producer Profile: Chateau Simone

Chateau Simone

Likely the oldest wine producing region in France, Provence is highly celebrated for its blended rose wines. Producing fine wines since time immemorial, Chateau Simone creates quality red, white and rose wines, despite the regional inclinations. Located just 4 kilometers outside of Aix-en-Provence, this estate was once the fortified country stronghold of the Grand Carmes d’Aix monastic order; it was ... Read More »

Summertime in Stellenbosch Tasting: Noble Hill Mourvedre Rose and Viognier

South African Vineyards

Noble Hill Mourvedre Rose Five years ago, the team at Noble Hill made the somewhat risky decision to pull up every other row of Mourvedre vines in their Estate Vineyard. The lower yields allowed for more concentration in the fruit. With their now optimal Mourvedre grapes, Noble Hill has crafted a rose modeled after those of Bandol. This medium bodied ... Read More »

Producer Profile: Melville Vineyards & Winery

Melville Vineyards

Originally growing Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon at a Sonoma property purchased in 1989, Ron Melville today is known for producing excellent Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Viognier. Searching for greater distinction and a unique challenge, Ron founded Melville Vineyards & Winery in 1996 with over 80 acres of prime terroir in the Santa Rita Hills appellation of California’s Santa ... Read More »

Producer Profile: Domaine d’Eole

Domaine d'Eole

Located in the heart of the Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence appellation, at the base of the Alpilles mountain range, Domaine d’Eole produces a range of distinctive and regionally traditional wines. A relatively young estate by French standards, it was founded in 1992; Domaine d’Eole nonetheless has established a strong reputation for producing top-notch wines. Utilizing biodynamic farming principles since 1996, when the ... Read More »

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