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By the Glass: Unlucky in Love but Lucky in Wine

Verona is home to many things, like an authentic ancient Roman arena that’s still hosting events after two thousand years and a not-so-authentic Juliet’s balcony, modeled after Shakespeare’s tragic heroine. The city is also...

Champagne Bollinger Names New General Manager

Société Jacques Bollinger (SJB) announced this week that the company has named Charles-Armand de Belenet as the general manager of Champagne Bollinger, effective Sept. 5. de Belenet, 46, brings with him 20 years of experience in...

Why The 2015 Beaujolais Vintage Could Be The Best Since 1947

The King of Beaujolais liked what he tasted from 2015. Legendary French winemaker and merchant Georges Duboeuf was on hand Wednesday to present his company’s 2015 Beaujolais vintage of small-batch Domaine and Chateau Cru wines....

Don And Sons Custard Chardonnay

Don and Sons has announced a new wine, their 2013 Custard Chardonnay. This "comfort wine" is rich and creamy on the nose, according to the company, with flavors of toasted almond and vanilla derived from six months of French-oak aging. Predominant tasting notes...

The State of Merlot, 15 Years After ‘Sideways’

It has now been 15 years since the release of the Alexander Payne hit film “Sideways.” Many credited this movie with killing merlot sales when Miles Raymond, played by actor Paul Giamatti, proclaimed “If...

9 Trends Driving Wine Sales in 2016

This year in wine will be determined by a number of emerging and established trends. Most notably, perhaps, is the rise of Millennials (especially women) as a major demographic of wine drinkers. But so...

Doña Paula Wines Add Red Blend

Doña Paula Wines today announced the launch of the Doña Paula 2012 Black Edition Red Blend from Mendoza, Argentina, under the brand’s Estate tier of wines. This red blend joins a line-up of four...

J. Lohr’s Pinot on the Patio

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines announced a new sweepstakes running through June 21, inviting entrants to vote daily on photographs showcasing Pinot on the Patio moments. From the press release:   San Jose, CA – May...

Frankland Estate: Changing How Americans View Riesling and Australian Wine

Americans can have misconceptions about Riesling. Some believe that this varietal is only ever sweet. Drinkers who do not like sweetness may never try and enjoy a dry Riesling. Reversing this misconception takes consumer education. Australian winemaker...

4 Overlooked, High-Value French and Italian Wines

France and Italy are renowned for their wines. Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne from France; Chianti, Barolo, Prosecco from Italy. But those famous names merely scratch the surface. Both countries are also home to numerous underappreciated...