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Fiano harvest at Tommasone

Cantina Tommasone 2015 Vintage Report

Of all the places in the world where one might grow grapes and make wine, the island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples is high on my list of spots to visit during harvest.  Lucia Monti is sharing her shots from Cantina Tommasone on island as they bring in Biancolella, Forastera and Fiano for the […]

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Day Wines, Candid Wines, Oregon, Organic Pinot Noir

Day Winery 2015 Vintage Reports

2015 is a big year for Brianne and Day Wines.  Not only has she dramatically upped her commitment to growers for the total tons of grapes and the total types of grapes that she will by, she has also christened her new winemaking facility in the Dundee Hills. The Day Winery 2015 Vintage Reports will […]

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Cabernet Franc at the biodynamic estate of Pascal Lambert in Chinon

Lambert Mathilde Rosé : 2014

  Lambert Mathilde Rosé : 2014 • Variety : 100% Cabernet Franc.  All grapes at Lambert are the product certified organic (Ecocert)  and biodynamic farming. • Terroir : a mix of gravel with clay and silex in Chinon and Cravant-les-Coteaux. • Vine age : 10 to 50 years. • Yields : 45 hectoliter per hectaire to  à 50 hL/ha. • Harvest : hand harvested, […]

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Organic wine, Magneric, Domaine Sainte Croix, Saint Croix

Sainte Croix Magneric 2012

Domaine Sainte Croix: Magneric 2012 Jon and Elizabeth Bowen’s “Magneric” is a blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah which they believe best represents their appellation as seen through the lens of the 13 hectaires of old vines they farm in the Haut-Corbières.  The wine has earned high praise in France and abroad from the likes of […]

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Biodynamic Bordeaux, Château La Grolet

Jean Luc Hubert on pesticide use near schools

“A vigneron practicing biodynamics since 2000 on more than 100 hectaires (247 acres), I’ve had personal contact with the dangers of pesticides in the past.  And I know that we can certainly do without!  One simply must want to go without them and take a different view of life…  I would add that it is a […]

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Biodynamic weed control and green manure at Cosimo Maria Masini

Salmone al Forno con Daphne: Meatless Monday in Texas

Fox News Austin featured Francesco di Fillipis of Tenuta Cosimo Maria Masini in Tuscany and Daniela Marcone of  Andiamo Ristorante in Austin earlier this month ahead of the pairing dinner they co-hosted. In this clip, Daniela prepares a clean and easy oven roasted salmon while Francesco gives an overview of the biodynamic estate. They chose […]

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Water from the Barra's reservoirs protect their grapevines during spring frosts.

California drought: A veteran winegrower weighs in – Video

Charlie Barra, a veteran of 68 grape harvests in Mendocino County says the 2013 / 2014 drought is the worst he has ever seen, including the the drought of 1978. When I sat down to ask Charlie questions on film for Ask a Winemaker about the drought, I was surprised to learn why he was […]

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Emmanuel Pageot and Attila Gyulai at Embeya.

Embeya welcomes Emmanuel Pageot of Turner Pageot

Chef Thai Dang and Sommelier Atila Gyulai join forces with Emmanuel Pageot from Turner Pageot in the Languedoc for a five course menu at Embeya, one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants for 2013.   Embeya Chef Thai Dang is excited to serve a special 5 course menu that will reflect, highlight and compliment the true […]

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Turner Pageot family

Turner Pageot Wine Dinner at Trenchermen

Winemaker Emmanuel Pageot and Chef Patrick Sheerin of Trenchermen team up to bring you six courses of delicious on October 29th at 7:00 PM. Reserve your space here. 48 Hours (rosé) • Torta espagnole, sun dried tomato • Ortiz anchovy, celery root • Beef tartare, fermented black bean DINNER 1. La Rupture — house smoked […]

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