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May 25, 2018

“If your wines are not concentrated enough, you’re morally deficient. This drives me shit-fucking mental. It’s ridiculous. It’s like evaluating music based on how loud it’s played.”

Click on the header above to learn more about Randall Grahm in a superb New Yorker profile. That’s Grahm in the picture above (photo by Julie Cahill Photography) with his cellar master/GM Nicole Walsh, who makes wine under her own label Ser. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/21/a-vintners-quest-to-create-a-truly-american-wine

May 21, 2018

Lime Rock’s Rosie Butler

Lime Rock’s Rosie Butler was profiled in an article on inspiring women winemakers in the Grape Collective magazine. Read the article here. Pictured above is harvest time at Lime Rock in March–the picking of the Pinot Gris.

May 7, 2018

John Gilman takes a view of Domaine Joseph Voillot!

This was my first visit to Jean-Pierre Charlot’s Domaine Joseph Voillot, but I had intended to make an appointment here for several years now, as I have always liked the domaine’s wines when I have had a chance to drink them- often at the neighboring restaurant of le Cellier Volnaysien, which sits just next door…

April 19, 2018

Mélanie!

In the world of wine, women are gaining the recognition they have long deserved. Many of you may not know that Alsace’s Mélanie Pfister is president of “Les DiVines d’Alsace” and “Le Cercle des femmes de vin,” both associations which make the voice of women heard in the world of wine. Mélanie is pictured here…

March 29, 2018

The 2008 Lieux-Dits Dosage Trials

Written on February 28, 2018 by David Searle, UK-based representative for Jacquesson. Yesterday I was chez Jacquesson in Dizy for the tasting to determine the dosage for the 2008 single vineyard wines for release in 2019: Dizy Corne Bautray, Avize Champ Caïn, Ay Vauzelle Terme. The wines are tasted in flights of four at different…

February 27, 2018

V59 Road Show

Come meet some of our favorite producers at the V59 Road Show. SAN FRANCISCO 26 March ’18 — SFJAZZ Center 201 Franklin St. 1:00 – 5:00 NEW ORLEANS 28 March ’18 — Calcasieu 930 Tchoupitoulas 1:00 – 5:00 Sorry, trade only.

February 9, 2018

Great Primer on Oregon Wines

This article is a great primer on Oregon Wines. Two of Vintage ’59’s Oregon wine growers are mentioned in the article: Goodfellow Family Cellars/Matello Wines and Walter Scott Wines.

January 31, 2018

Focus on Champagne

Peter Liem writes an interesting article about dosage, “A Seasoning for Champagne,” in Wine & Spirits. He argues that “the issue is not more or less dosage, but finding the dosage that’s correct for a particular wine, no matter whether it’s 2 grams per liter, 10 grams, or none at all.”

January 16, 2018

Jacquesson and Selosse in La Revue du Vin de France, Feb 2018

If premium cuvées from a single lieu-dit or vintage cuvées constitute the height of the champenoise production, it is the simple brut non-vintage which incarnates the spirit and style of each domain or house. Most of the time these bruts non-vintage come from the last year’s harvest blended with vins de réserve. They are usually…