The Willamette Valley Wineries Association celebrated the conclusion of the third annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction on Saturday, April 7 at the Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Oregon, where 81 lots of Willamette Valley wine sold to the national and international trade for a record setting $737,000, exceeding the 2017 auction totals by 56 percent.
Sake is officially booming in the U.S., says John Gauntner, president of the Sake Education Council (SEC)—an organization created to promote sake education outside Japan. He has studied the drink now for 30 years.
Longtime winemaker at Girard Napa Valley, Glenn Hugo, takes on an added role as winemaker for Sonoma Valley’s iconic B.R. Cohn Winery. Marco DiGiulio, Chief Winemaker at Vintage Wine Estates, who owns both properties, announced that Hugo will assume the reigns at B.
On April 7, the nation’s top wine trade and media will gather for the third-annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction at The Allison Inn in Newberg, Oregon, to bid on one-of-a-kind Willamette Pinot noir from the 2016 vintage.
Charles Krug Winery, home of the oldest winery in Napa and oldest tasting room in California, announced Jim Morris as its Vice President of Estate Management and Guest Relations. The appointment is effective immediately.
The world has changed since the days when servers could rely on the adage that what grows together goes together. It was easy to pair Italian wine with Italian food and French wines with French food, but in a world of increased interest in other cuisines—as well as vegetable-driven dishes—wine pairings have become a bit trickier.
Charles Krug Winery, one of the great family owned wine estates of the world and the oldest winery in Napa Valley, announced a diverse range of programming for 2018 to commemorate 75-years and four generations of ownership by Cesare Mondavi & Family.
Smartly dressed customers at the elegant Charleston Grill toast with Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Rosé, Schramsberg J. Schram Brut, and Mazzocco Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley. The guests are there to enjoy California wines, yes, but there’s a much more important reason why there are 40 of the state’s wines on a by-the-glass list at the Charleston Grill in Charleston, South Carolina, this particular night: to raise money in support of wine-country disaster relief.
Ariel Arce popped open the doors to her very own champagne storyline at the end of June. You might say it’s the 29-year-old’s love letter to her favorite wine. “It’s like you’re walking into somebody’s living room,” she says about the intimate, eclectic, and—above all—approachable wine bar she’s created.
Creating a unique and diverse wine experience with wine by-the-glass offerings is as important to customer engagement as providing a wealth of chef-inspired menu items. Opening the door to greater wine consumption by encouraging consumers to sample a larger number of vintages is a huge opportunity for restaurants.
Late fall’s robust fare, such as root vegetables and cream-based dishes, are a nice pairing with sparkling wines, whether that’s a Champagne from France, a Prosecco from Italy, or a California sparkling wine.