We all want authentic wines, or at least it’s currently fashionable to say so. But do we really want wines to taste authentically of their place instead of aiming for the flavors we value the most?
Let me get this straight: Budweiser bashes craft beer lovers as “fussy,” then Budweiser boasts of their own “beechwood aging.” Feels like it’s 2005 again, and I’m listening to Pope Benedict loudly oppose gay re...
The Vineyard in the Middle of the Lagoon: Grapes Recovered from the Gilded Age of the Venetian Republic
If you happen to be there, you will witness a unique spectacle: vines which seem literally born of water, their images reflected in the still surface of the lagoon.
“I love the wine business and I think that’s the important thing. My whole life ... I spent my whole life in the wine business. And I still go in the office every day. That’s my love for the business.”
Two years ago I happened upon a terrific story about a post-Communist comeback, of a family reclaiming its heritage after a Marxist dictator took it away. I'm sorry it took me so long to tell it, but better late than never.