The Syrah-based Ermitage Ex Voto capped off a tasting in which Philippe Guigal poured six of his family’s most prestigious wines. Philippe contrasts the Ermitage with reds from Côte-Rôtie and shares his goal for his world-class wines.
Following in the footsteps of men who helped reinvent wine in post-Prohibition Napa, Beaulieu Vineyard's Jeffrey Stambor shares lessons learned from the "dean of American winemaking," the keys to a great vineyard and making an age-worthy Cabernet.
What's it like to grow grapes in a vineyard with a 60-degree slope? Tenacious Lee Martinelli Sr. shares the challenges and dangers of working on Jackass Hill, which his family has been farming since the 1890s. —Tim Clott & Noel Resnick, Yountville CA
The pursuit for individual wines of great character continues. “We are able to take it further with the Single-Berry Ferment,” says Miles MacDonnell, owner of Round Pond Estate in Napa Valley. —Ryan MacDonnell, Rutherford CA
France’s Alsace region is prized for it powerful and distinctive white wines that showcase one of the region's key grapes. Join Alison Napjus and winemaker Olivier Humbrecht as they taste and compare a trio of varietals.
Taste the difference between a regional Brunello di Montalcino and a single-vineyard wine as Riccardo Illy joins Gloria Maroti Frazee. Also discussed are climate change, barrel size and Castelnuovo dell'Abate, the area in southeastern Montalcino.
Why does Sauvignon Blanc grown in neighboring regions produce distinctly different wines? And how do the styles compare? Get the answers as ninth generation vigneron Arnaud Saget joins Gloria Maroti Frazee to talk terroir and wine character.
Today, NZ Sauvignon Blanc is enjoyed around the world, even though the first commercial bottles were produced as recently as 1974. Meet Bill Spence, who (along with his brother, Ross) started the wave -- and continues to offer delicious value.