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. 

Charles Smith Is Bringing His Punk Rock Winemaking To Seattle

Outspoken Washington winemaker is going urban. Big.
Feb 11, 2015 4:00 pm

He's one of America's best-known and littlest-understood winemakers, and now Charles Smith is going where no viticultural figure of note has gone before. Here's the story, in his own words, of how a rock-band manager decided to take up winemaking at 40, grew his company into one of the biggest in the business, and now, this spring, will open one of the largest urban winemaking operations in the world: Jet City Winery in Seattle. 

Could This Be The Winter Of Riesling?

Rieslingfeier takes Manhattan this weekend
Jan 29, 2015 4:00 pm

Thanks to Paul Grieco of Terroir fame, even neophyte wine drinkers might be familiar with the idea of the "Summer of Riesling," but if you really love the stuff, you’ve had your calendars marked for a date in the middle of the winter. This weekend is Rieslingfeier, a celebration of German Riesling in New York City that began in 2012. 

She Wrote The Book On Natural Wine

For Isabelle Legeron, it's about the human element
Jan 28, 2015 1:00 pm

Recently, Chad Walsh had the pleasure of sitting down in New York with Master of Wine Isabelle Legeron, whose beautiful book, Natural Wine: An Introduction to Organic and Biodynamic Wines Made Naturally, was recently released in the U.S. In addition to running the programs of a couple of Michelin-starred restaurants in the U.K., she is working on developing an all-natural wine list for Belle Mont Farm, a fully sustainable new resort on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts.


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