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Wines of Alsace: Discover the Refinement of Older Vintages

The wines of Alsace hardly need an introduction. Known for white wines like Riesling or Gewurztraminer (among others), this region also has 51 Grand Cru vineyard plots, each one with a unique terroir and strong identity. Alsatian wines are of course wonderful when drunk young, fresh, lively, and full of fruit. However, certain top vintages have incredible aging potential, like ... Read More »

La Rioja Alta: Defining Great Spanish Wine

La Rioja Alta

The history of La Rioja Alta can be traced back to a single day in history. On July 10, 1890 five prominent families came together and founded the Sociedad Vinicola de La Rioja Alta to be lead under the leadership of Doña Saternina Garcia Cid y Gárate and a French winemaker Monsieur Vigier. Shortly thereafter, in 1904, one of the founders, ... Read More »

Chateau Musar: French Inspiration in Lebanon

The View from the Chateau Musar Winery

Chateau Musar is a winery steeped in tradition. Part of the Fertile Crescent, Lebanon has played home to wine producing grape vines for more than 6000 years. In fact, the high-altitude Bekaa Valley is home to some of the most elaborate and best preserved temples of the Roman god of wine, Bacchus. Perched along the 34th parallel, this rich valley ... Read More »