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Wine of the Week: DAOU Vineyards of Paso Robles with a Master Sommelier

One of the crippling effects of the current pandemic has been the closing of many tasting rooms and the near collapse of the wine tourism industry. To counter its effects, wineries have been reaching out to their loyal fans and ...

Wine of the Week: Ricci Curbastro Franciacorta

Franciacorta is one of the most beautiful and legendary territories of the Italian wine-growing region of Lombardy. The name literally means 'short France'. With its rolling hills and rich glacial soil of gravel, sand and limestone, it is ideal for ...

Wine of the Week: Milano Wine Week goes digital for 2020

Necessity is the mother of invention. That old adage has borne new fruit in the age of the pandemic. Wine producers around the world have taken to the Internet in order to not only sell their wine, but to hold ...

Wine of the Week: The Hess Collection 19 Block Mountain Cuvee 2016-$25

A carefully crafted blend of Malbec, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from some of the most favored vineyard blocks on Napa Valley’s storied Mount Veeder, The Hess Collection 19 Block Mountain Cuvee 2016 ($25) is a wine with layered complexity to ...

Wine of the Week: Ferrari-Carano, An historic Sonoma brand spreads its wings

Ferrari-Carano, the well-respected historic Dry Creek Valley winery, which is one of the original historic wineries of Sonoma County, is on its way to bigger and better things. In a record-setting deal, estimated to be at nearly a quarter of ...

Wine of the Week online series raises profile of Oakville, Napa Valley Wine Makers

Oakville is one of the most celebrated of wine districts within Napa Valley. Some of California's most famous coveted labels are located within its confines, most notably Robert Mondavi Vineyards. The other big names that you will recognize are Screaming ...

Italian Wine Fair Week-Online

Italian Wine Week is that country's biggest showcase in the United States to promote Italian wines in America. Each year, hundreds of producers descend on US soil for two days of tastings, seminars and food demonstrations to promote the best ...

Wine of the week: Sicily’s top winemakers online showcase in time for Memorial Day

Sicily is one of the most beautiful locales in all of Italy. The region has been declared a UNESCO protectorate and with its volcanic mountains, lush valleys and dramatic shorelines, it has some of the richest soil to create beautiful ...

Wine of the week: Prosecco DOC mounts international virtual tasting to highlight versatility

Five producers of Prosecco DOC region mounted a massive video outreach to the media to highlight the versatility of Italy's most popular sparkling wine. Arranged by Colangelo and Partners, who have, for the past ten years been the industry leaders ...

Illinois Craft Brewers Guild Passport At Home program

The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, the nonprofit trade association that supports the state's craft beer industry, has announced the launch of Passport At Home, a program designed to celebrate and reward consumers for supporting Illinois craft breweries. Passport At Home ...

Wide World of Wine: Mionetto “Prestige” Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut-$13.99

Spring into the new season with Mionetto Prosecco DOC Brut ($13.99). Exceptionally versatile and appealing, this is a refreshing all-around sparkling Italian wine. With its light straw color and vivid yellow color and aromas of golden apples this wine gives ...

Wine of the Week: 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Gold Rush Red -$18.99

The Covid-19 virus lockdown has made us all a bit stir crazy, but, thankfully, the weather is heading for a spring thaw and there is ample opportunity for outdoor grilling. Also fortuitously, there is an abundance of fruit-forward, smoky, oak-aged ...

Wine of the Week: Pedroncelli of Sonoma presses on in COVID crisis

Pedroncelli family winery in the Dry Creek region of Sonoma County has been making wine for more than 90 years. The winery has survived Prohibition, the Great Depression and several wars. Now the winery is continuing to rise to the ...

Wine of the week: Winemakers answer lockdown with online innovation

Taste a new wine with a famous winemaker by visiting your favorite winery's tasting room or sample the latest release from their cellars. It’s all still possible, even with the current COVID lockdown. Even though wineries have shuttered their tasting ...

Wine of the Week: Duckhorn Vineyards NAPA Valley Merlot 2017 - $56

Napa Valley wineries are finding creative ways to deal with the COVID-19 calamity and still make available their award winning wines. Many have closed their tasting rooms and are offering pickup and online sales and deliveries only. The tasting rooms ...

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