Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sunset Hills Vineyard: Reviews of a Top Virginia Winery

Established in 2008 by Mike and Diane Carney, Sunset Hills is located in Loudoun County, just outside of Washington, DC. Their goal has been to produce premium quality wines following sustainable viticulture practices. Sunset Hills sources the grapes for its … Continue reading

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Freeman 2013 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Releases from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast

Freeman Vineyard and Winery is a boutique winery in Russian River Valley owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Ken and Akiko Freeman. Founded in 2001 it produces five thousand cases annually of super premium Chardonnay and … Continue reading

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Superb Values in Italian White Wines

Italy produces a wide variety of white wines that are unbeatable for spring and summer drinking. Fermented in stainless steel,  they are refreshing and fruit forward with crisp acidity. They also offer the opportunity for wine enthusiasts to taste a … Continue reading

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Top Israeli Kosher Wines

On February 9, the International Wine Review attended the 9th annual Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE 2015) at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.  The event welcomed more than 700 industry professionals and included an impressive lineup of Israeli … Continue reading

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Virginia Wine: Finally Realizing Thomas Jefferson’s Dream

Over 200 years ago Thomas Jefferson dreamed of producing quality American wines from vitis vinifera vines in Virginia.  Today his dream is rapidly coming to fruition, as we show in our just-released report on the wines of Virginia. The numbers … Continue reading

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South Africa’s vineyards in the Cape Town area appear to have survived the wild fires of the last week relatively unscathed, although one of our favorite Sauvignon Blanc producers, Cape Point Vineyard, in Noordhoek suffered some damage.  Eagles’ Nest, which … Continue reading

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