Category Archives: White Wine

Ten Astounding Things We Learned About Chilean Wine

We recently traveled to diverse parts of Chile to learn what’s new in Chilean wine. We saw vineyards being planted in extreme locations, adventurous young winemakers experimenting with new grape varieties and winemaking techniques, and a Chilean wine industry that … Continue reading

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New Releases from Santa Clara Valley: Sarah’s Vineyard and Jason Stephens

The Santa Clara Valley  is  located in northern California at the south eastern end of  San Francisco Bay.  It is  famous for its electronics research and manufacturing  area,  Silicon Valley.   However, it is also known as the Valley of … Continue reading

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Wollersheim Wines of Wisconsin: Links to Haraszthy & Beaujolais

Agoston Haraszthy, a 19th century Hungarian immigrant who created Wisconsin’s first winery and later became the father of California wine, and Philippe Coquard (shown here), a 20th century French immigrant from a Beaujolais winemaking family with four centuries of winemaking … Continue reading

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Rioja’s Unique, Historical López de Heredia Winery: New Releases

Lôpez de Heredia is Rioja’s most traditional winery and one of the most special wineries in the world. It remains true to the winemaking precepts of its founder Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta who founded the winery in 1877, … Continue reading

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Wines of Ferraton Père & Fils

Ferraton Père & Fils is one of the largest and finest producers in the Northern Rhone.   A joint venture partnership of the Ferraton family and Michel Chapoutier, it produces some of the region’s finest wines from a modern winemaking facility … Continue reading

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Viña Ventisquero: Wines from Chile’s New Wine Frontiers

Viña Ventisquero is one of Chile’s top wineries leading the search for new terroirs in the Atacama Desert and elsewhere. We recently sat down with Felipe Toso, Ventisquero’s lead winemaker, to taste several new releases at Washington DC’s Rural Society … Continue reading

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Establecimiento Juanicó / Familia Deicas: One of Uruguay’s Top Wineries

Establecimiento Juanicó is one of Uruguay’s largest and most successful wineries, thanks to the radical transformation, and large investment, undertaken by the Deicas Family after they purchased it in 1979. The winery makes the best-selling line of premium wines in … Continue reading

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Bodega Marichal of Canelones, Uruguay: Current Releases

Bodega Marichal was one of the first wineries we visited on our recent trip to Uruguay. Winemaker Juan Andrés showed us the wines and discussed the evolution of Tannat in Uruguay in recent years. His Tannat wines show the incredible … Continue reading

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New Releases from Wrath Vineyards 2013-2014

Wrath is among our favorite small family producers in Monterey.   Most of the wines are sourced from Wrath’s own 72-acre estate, San Saba, which produces fresh and crisp grapes from a cool site with little rainfall situated just below the … Continue reading

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Boschendal’s Single Varietals from Cool, High Altitude Elgin Vineyards

We’re big fans of the elegant sparkling and white wines that Lizelle Gerber makes at Boschendal. We’ve visited Boschendal several times over the years but first met Lizelle in 2012 while doing field work for our Report #30 The Wines … Continue reading

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