Wine

Is Pierre Seillan The Happiest Man In Winemaking?

Frenchman has vineyards in Sonoma, Tuscany, France
May 20, 2015 1:00 pm
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Pierre Seillan has one of the wine world’s greatest success stories and boasts a biography that, by the time you finish reading this, will make you either unrelentingly jealous or bursting with admiration. (You’ll also want to try his wines.) 

The Natural-Wine Trend Has Legs! And Mainstream Brands Find That Hard To Swallow.

Industry is split over healthy-sounding label
May 19, 2015 10:00 am

Though the genre is growing rapidly, so-called natural wines remain something of a niche product, accounting for less than one percent of the global wine market, according to one estimate. And yet their surging popularity is already creating tension within the wider wine establishment. What does this mean for the future of viniculture?

Want To Have More Fun With Wine? Try Drinking Pét-Nats.

Sparkling natural wines are a champagne alternative
May 5, 2015 1:00 pm

Warmer days are here, and for most of us, that means that around 5 p.m., our ability to work is severely compromised as visions of a glass of refreshing, sparkling wine claim the imagination. Maybe some of us prefer to splurge on the best grower champagnes out there, but even so, there is always a time and a place for the lovely, simple, low-alcohol wine made in the pétillant-naturel (naturally sparkling) style — known affectionately as “pét-nat.”

What Do Movie Stars Know About Making Wine?

It’s all about storytelling, says Kate Hudson
Apr 1, 2015 1:00 pm

The lifestyle of the wealthy celebrity inevitably leads to all sorts of investment opportunities. Some Hollywood starlets get into profitable but rather innocuous sidelines, like Jessica Alba with baby products. Others opt for more adult diversions, like wine. Indeed, a diverse array of actors and actresses have gotten heavily into the grape in recent years, ranging from romantic-comedy mainstay Kate Hudson to the X-rated-film siren Savanna Samson, both of whom have put out their own labels.

Jamie Kutch Is On A California Winemaking Mission

Low-alcohol reds from California? It can be done.
Mar 5, 2015 3:00 pm

A decade ago, Jamie Kutch made the sort of life-changing decision that many think about but few dare try. He quit a lucrative job on Wall Street and moved west to pursue his dream of making wines. Now, Kutch Wines makes some of the most sought-after Pinot Noir on the market, and the man behind them has become one of the more intriguing characters in the New California wine scene.

Greek Wine 101: A Guide To Varieties, Pairings And Exciting Regions

Wines from Greece have never been hotter
Feb 26, 2015 2:00 pm

When you look at a Greek wine list, it can seem intimidating. And while Greek wine is still relatively unknown, there has recently been a change in how Americans are starting to receive it. Kamal Kouiri, wine director and general manager of New York City's famed Molyvos, breaks down the country's strong wine history and provides tips on varieties, pairings and ordering successfully.

16 Important Names To Know In Natural Wine (Plus An Entire Country)

Looking to try natural wines? Print this list.
Feb 25, 2015 12:00 pm

One of the things we've noticed when ordering natural wines at some of the high-profile natural wine–focused spots is that the sommeliers tend to reference specific producers when recommending new wines. We asked Food Republic wine writer Chad Walsh to break down some important people to know. Here's a good start to increasing your natural wine knowledge.

Uncork These 10 Fine Wine Stories This Weekend

A guided tasting of our latest, greatest wine tales
Feb 20, 2015 3:00 pm

Uncork a great bottle this weekend and dive into one of our most recent wine stories. Learn why this is the winter of Riesling, how Seattle is barreling on and why you may want to rethink Chablis. From the fantasy wine travel of renowned sommeliers to the legendary estates of Burgundy to a full-on blind tasting in your own living room, if you've got a glass, we've got something special to pour. 

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