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Reintroducing Champagne Charlie

Charles Heidsieck's champagne house is back again!
Aug 2, 2012 12:01 pm

Most Americans today know Moët, Veuve Cliquot and Krug. But in the 1850s, the bubbly on everyone’s lips – and tongues – was Charles Heidsieck. Named for the man who made it, Charles Heidsieck – both the man and the bubbles, actually – were the total cat’s meow, the toast of New York, New Orleans and every other city worth its salt back then.

Rosé Port: Real Men Drink Pink

What you need to know about rosé port (& 2 Recipes)
Apr 11, 2012 4:01 pm
Pink port

One port wine house recently decided to blow some of the dust off the old port category by breathing some new life into it — specifically, a new type of port: rosé.

What To Know About Oregon Wines

Chehalem's Harry Peterson-Nedry goes beyond Pinot
Mar 29, 2012 12:01 pm
Harry Peterson-Nedry

Way out west in Oregon, Harry Peterson-Nedry has been overseeing his Chehalem wines since 1990—back when most people looked at the lush, rolling, rain-soaked hills between Portland and the coast and shrugged their shoulders, popped their umbrellas and went about their business. A self-described science geek, he saw the possibilities, ran with it, and was among the trendsetters who've turned Oregon wines into an internationally known thing. 

Train Is So Into Wine. Grape Geeks!

That band on the radio knows their terroir
Mar 9, 2012 10:31 am

Jimmy Stafford is the guitarist for roots-rock mega group Train, touring the world and living the rock star life—which includes sipping Cakebread Chardonnay and talking about terroir with his legion of fans. Ladies and gentlemen, times have changed.

Primer: Barolo, Italy’s King Of Wines

Not an entry-level wine, and for good reason
Mar 8, 2012 3:31 pm
Roagna harvest photo

A wine nicknamed centuries ago “The King of Wines” might seem intimidating. Indeed, Barolo is not for the feint of heart—or palate. There are plenty of entry-level wines out there. This isn’t one of them. Barolo is an advanced wine, best enjoyed by those who have long ago done away with their oeno training wheels. Not that we're trying to scare you!

Introducing House Band Wines

Debuting at this year's South by Southwest
Feb 28, 2012 4:01 pm
House Band Wines

“When my wife and I would go to a show, she would get a glass of wine and sometimes I would, too,” says Patrick Krutz of Sonoma’s Krutz Family Cellars in his infectious Mississippi drawl. “And, well, honestly… it would kinda suck.”

8 Walla Walla Wines to Drink Right Now

It’s fun to pair alcohol with alliteration
Feb 20, 2012 2:31 pm
Walla Walla Grapes

It seems like everyone in Walla Walla, Washington knows his geological history. People in the wine industry there are only too eager to tell you that some 15,000 years ago the Walla Walla Valley suffered devastating floods, caused by glaciers moving south from Canada, and that these deluges deposited much of the sand and silt that today make up the region’s...

A Guide To Riesling (It Ain't All Sweet)

Introducing the Riesling Taste Profile
Feb 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Riesling Taste Profile

OK, so there is much more to the Finger Lakes than Riesling. But if the cool-climate white wine, with it’s razor-sharp acidity and nose-tickling aromatics is your thing, then the New York state wine region is right up your alley. The Finger Lakes makes great Riesling. It’s also home to the president of the International Riesling Foundation, Jim Trezise, who helped design the new Riesling Taste Profile, a handy little tool to help people better understand Riesling.

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