Tag Archives: Pinot Noir

The Pinot Noirs of Chile: Continued Progress

Chile is one of the most promising New World producers of Pinot Noir. Today producers are experimenting with growing Pinot Noir in marginal growing conditions, from Limarí in the north to Bío Bío in the south and including the cool … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Wine Pioneer: Omar Zumot and the Wines of Saint George.

It’s rare that one encounters a true wine pioneer. But Omar Zumot is undoubtedly the preeminent wine pioneer of Jordan. He had an early interest in winemaking and received his training in Ardeche while still in his teens, but it … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir of Patagonia: Chacra and "Food and Wine"

Bodega Chacra makes Argentina’s finest Pinot Noir from some of Patagonia’s oldest vineyards in the Río Negro Valley. In preparation for our just released report The Diverse Wines of Argentina, we traveled to Río Negro to learn more about Chacra. … Continue reading

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Humberto Canale: Railroads, Canals, and Wine in Rio Negro

Wine in the part of Patagonia that is now officially called the Alto Valle del Rio Negro has a fascinating history that culminates in today’s excellent and often elegant Malbec, Pinot Noir and other wines. While the region still has … Continue reading

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Llai Llai: Cool Climate Wines from Chile’s Bio Bio Valley

When we were in Chile a few months ago, we visited Vina Corpora (VC) and tasted its growing portfolio of wines from the Bio Bio Valley in the far south of Chile. There’s a strong French influence at VC, with … Continue reading

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Morgan Wine Reviews

The International Wine Review just published a new report on the wines of the Santa Lucia Highlands, one of California’s finest regions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All the top producers like Morgan Winery are reviewed. Here are some excerpts: … Continue reading

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Lucia Wine Reviews

The International Wine Review just published a new report on the wines of the Santa Lucia Highlands, one of California’s finest regions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All the top producers like Gary Pisoni’s Lucia are reviewed. Here are some … Continue reading

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Mariano Fernandez Elected Head of International Wine Academy

The International Wine Review congratulates Mariano Fernandez, Chile’s Minister of Foreign Relations, on his election as Chairman of the prestigious International Wine Academy in Geneva, Switzerland. Mariano Fernandez, shown here with Secretary of State Clinton, has a life-long love of … Continue reading

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Solano Cellars East Bay Winemaker Pair-Off

I had the opportunity to participate in yesterday’s East Bay Winemaker Pair-Off held at Solano Cellars in Berkeley. Five small but prominent East Bay garagiste winemakers showed their wines, which were paired with delicious cheeses, duck pastrami, glazed venison, and … Continue reading

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The Excellent Wines and Super Values of Bottega Vinaia and the Cavit Collection

This past week i-WineReview Editor Don Winkler and Publisher Mike Potashnik lunched at Eric Ripert’s West End Bistro with Andrea Faustini, winemaker for Bottega Vinaia and the Cavit Collection in Trentino, Italy and Massimiliano Giacomini, Export Manager. The luncheon was … Continue reading

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