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The Rhone Valley in California: McPrice Myers

Mac in the Tasting Room

The celebrated genius behind the eponymous McPrice Myers has an unusual story. Growing up in a blue collar family in Southern California, McPrice “Mac” Myers was labeled a troublemaker. Not particularly interested in attending college, he dropped out after he hurt his arm and could no longer play baseball. Instead Mac, once considered a picky eater by his parents, found ... Read More »

Champagne Chartogne-Taillet: Growing Excellence

Chartogne-Taillet Merfy Vineyards

A bastion of the Champagne region in the Montagne de Reims, the vineyards surrounding the village of Merfy were first planted by the Romans. At one point, these vineyards perched in the far North of Champagne, were the most widely planted and renowned of the entire region. But sadly, the region suffered greatly during World War I and today plowing ... Read More »

Mamete Prevostini: Unusual Terroir in Italy

Mamete Prevostini

Over 70 years ago Mamete Prevostini began making wine to serve in the family eatery, Restaurant Crotasc. Based in Italy’s distinctive Valtellina regio, Mamete sourced grapes locally.  Located in northern Lombardy, the stone-walled terrace vineyards of Valtellina are planted on the mountainous border between Italy and Switzerland. Despite a rich viticultural history that dates to the 8th or 9th Century, in ... Read More »