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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...

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...

Trendspotting: How I Grew My Wine Business Using a P2P Loan

With more than 1,300 wine and liquor stores doing business in New York these days, standing out from the crowd in the city that never sleeps can be pretty tough. In the past few...

Retailer Wine Reviews: American Cabs

We asked members of our panel to review their favorite Cabernet Sauvignons from the U.S. (California as well as other states). As always, these selections include brief tasting notes, a rating and the wine’s...

Moët & Chandon Launches New Brand Platform and Film, ‘THE NOW’

Winemaker Moët & Chandon this week unveiled a new brand platform called THE NOW, which includes a film by the same name. The brand film was created by the studio We Are From LA, and "captures the moments...

Interview: Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, The King of Chardonnay

Note: This interview is from our sister publication, Cheers Magazine. Croatian-born winemaker Miljenko “Mike” Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated 1976 Paris Tasting, a.k.a the Judgement of Paris. At the now-historic blind tasting,...