May 25, 2018
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 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
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
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
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
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 22, 2018
Great article in the Living Hawke’s Bay Magazine Summer 2017/2018 on Lime Rock Wines. You can read the article here.
February 9, 2018
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
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
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…