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The Yarra Valley: Australia’s Burgundy, Less Than An Hour From Melbourne

I visited Australia’s Yarra Valley in July 2015, and wanted to share a retrospective of my trip to one of Australia’s premier wine regions—a region that was on the rise during my visit, and the wines [...]

Visiting & Tasting Paso Robles, Part I: The Story

Upon hearing Saxum Vineyards would be my next and concluding stop of the day in Paso Robles, my host at the preceding winery, who had lived in the area for their entire life, echoed the same [...]

Winemaker Interview: Mud House Wines, NZ

www.MudHouse.co.nz When I called Nadine Worley, one half of the winemaking powerhouse from Mud House wines of New Zealand, I knew that I was in for a treat: Nadine has the kind of innate knowledge of [...]

St Andrea questions ‘typicity’ in Hungary

If Hungary were to have a “winemaker personality”, Dr. György Lőrincz would be a strong candidate for the title. He received the Hungarian Order Of Merit in 2007 and was named winemaker of the year 2009 [...]

Vino247 Profile: Maxwell Leer of Bestia, LA

The first image that emerged in my mind when wine director Maxwell Leer presented me with the wine list during a recent dinner at Bestia in Los Angeles was the map. This wasn’t a grand map [...]

Sommelier Q&A: Germain Michel of Amélie, SF

The Polk Street corridor of San Francisco stretches from the edges of the rougher Tenderloin District to the bottom of Russian Hill, one of the city’s more elite residential neighborhoods. Somehow Polk Street connecting the two [...]

Schug Winery; 1996 Heritage Reserve Cab

http://www.schugwinery.com/ In 1976 California was celebrating victory at “The Judgement of Paris”.  Their wines took first place not only for white wine, but also for red in a blind tasting; paneled by some of the greatest [...]

Cave Hopping In Hungary: A Visit With Szöllősi Pincészet In Neszmély

Mihály Szöllősi had always considered wine as a hobby. Born in the plain city of Mezőtúr, Szolnok County, in 1949, he started out his professional life with training as a horticultural engineer, working in production control [...]

Very Sad News in the Wine World Today

We are very sad to report that Alexandra Sisseck, daughter of famed proprietor and winemaker Peter Sisseck of Dominio de Pingus in Ribera del Duero, Spain, has passed away in Copenhagen. Only 20 years old and [...]

2000 Bordeaux Tasting

The Wine Tasting Circle of Vancouver Vancouver in August can be a garden of riches; the surf rolling gently into Spanish Banks, the warm glow of fading sunlight bathing West Vancouver in the evening, and of [...]