The Mount Eden Estate The heritage of Mount Eden Cabernet Sauvignon dates back to the 1890s, when the famed viticulturist Emmett Rixford, obtained selected cuttings from Chateau Margaux and planted his famed La Questa Vineyard. He planted in the same manner as found at Margaux; high density and trained low to the ground. In the late 1940s Martin Ray planted his ... Read More »
Cos d’Estournel is a 2nd Classified Growth in the Saint-Estephe appellation. Its strong cultural and...
Futures 2016 : Releases of the day The 2016 vintage in a few words: In spite of inconsistent weather...
History After three generations of vignerons named Simon Bize helming this domaine, Patrick Bize joi...
The Loire Valley “One-hundred million years ago, during the Upper Cretaceous Period, much of the Loire Valley was under the ancient seas of the Paris Basin. It was in this prehistoric era, known as the Turonian, that the chalk layers of Anjou (in the middle Loire) were deposited. Tuffeau, as the rock is properly called, is chalky limestone composed chiefly ... Read More »
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The Mellot Family Since the 16th century, the Mellot family can be found in the local archives as wine makers and wine merchants. Anecdotally, King Louis XIV in 1698, chose César Mellot as his personal wine consultant. It was in the early 19th century Alphonse Mellot created the family home in Sancerre, continuing their expansion of their single vineyard (over 30 ... Read More »
Australian Wine Tasting at Millesima NYC Ben Haines B Minor Marsanne Roussanne 2014 A blend of 60% Marsanne, 40% Roussanne, harvested from vines planted in the 1990s. Grapes are whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented with native yeasts (14% new French oak). Partial malolactic fermentation, aging on lees for three months with monthly lees stirring. A lovely white wine with ... Read More »
Discovering Piedmont Piedmont, together with Tuscany and Veneto, undoubtedly produces some of Italy’s most recognizable wines. Its prestigious nectars, pioneers of the extraordinary Italian wine evolution, led Italian wine to be appreciated and known all over the world, gaining respect of experts and wine enthusiasts alike. There is a large spectrum of wines produced here ranging from red to dessert ... Read More »
Barolo Flying High The story of Domenico Clerico began in Italy in 1977, when his father decided to hand the reigns of the company to his son, Domenico. The small estate, located in Montforte d’Albe in the heart of Barolo, Piedmont, began with only 4-5 hectares of land largely devoted to the production of grapes that were sold to local ... Read More »