Wine & Spirits

The Winning Wines of the 2015 En Primeur Campaign

August 10, 2016

Now that all the excitement and anticipation of the 2015 En Primeur campaign has diminished, merchants, collectors and even consumers have had the chance to more clearly reflect on what is truly a vintage of mixed reviews. While many hoped that this would be the year to correct previous market detriments—particularly in the form of unreasonable price points—the rollout of 2015 offerings did little to genuinely change the market landscape. But all was not lost. Optimism hung on the fact that 2015 was, at the end of the day, considered more than merely competitive. […]

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Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Diana Garcia Gonzalez From France’s Chateau Teynac

May 29, 2015

  Photo Credit: Serge Dore Selections  There may be a large gender divide in many workplaces, but in the realm of wine, women have been steadily rising to the top. Not only do female consumers outweigh that of men, the number of female winemakers and sommeliers continue to rise every year. There are probably countless reasons as to why women are reigning supreme on the vineyard, but we’ll leave reasoning to the 10 talented ladies we recently spoke with. From California to Italy, from winemakers to sommeliers, these women’s stories are funny, touching, kismet, and inspirational. […]

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Sotheby’s NY To Auction 50-Year, Single Owner Cellar

April 11, 2015

One of America’s greatest Burgundy collections is to be offered at auction next month in the highest-value single owner sale staged by Sotheby’s New York in almost a decade.  The sale includes 120 lots from Wall Street financier and philanthropist Don Stott who spent 50 years putting the collection together, starting with his first visit to France in the early 1960s. The Don Stott Cellar: 50 Years of Collecting, will be staged on 8-9 May in New York, and includes an array of mature Burgundies spanning more than 50 years, with the top lot […]

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Chefs Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud & Jerome Bocuse Cook Up a Good Cause with Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival

April 5, 2015

Being held April 9-12, the Eighth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine continues to outdo itself as the signature West Coast culinary event, with more than 100 prominent chefs and 250 acclaimed wineries and distinguished winemakers from around the world coming to the beautiful Pebble Beach Resorts on the northern California coast for a four-day, first-class display of epicurean splendor and unrivaled access. The pinnacle moment of the weekend will surely be the special Ment’or BKB Foundation evening of intimate dinners and culinary demonstrations by Team USA’s young masters, trained by their ment’or BKB […]

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Chivas Regal Releases its First New Whisky Blend Since 2007

March 15, 2015

Eight years is the charm for Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky, which has just introduced Chivas Regal Extra, its newest blend to hit the U.S. market since 2007. Featuring intensify spicy flavor notes, Chivas Regal Extra is the newest, richest, tasting blend in the Scotch category, created from Chivas-inventory malt whiskies matured in Oloroso sherry casks. “Chivas Regal Extra brings together the renowned smoothness of the Chivas house style, using Strathisla Single Malt at the heart of the blend, with a fuller taste profile coming from a higher proportion of malts matured […]

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label ‘Smart Bottle’ To Debut

March 4, 2015

Scotch whisky maker Johnnie Walker has developed a connected smart bottle capable of delivering personalized messages like promotional offers and cocktail recipes to consumers with the use of printed sensor tags and NFC technology. Set to debut at Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona, the Johnnie Walker Blue Label ‘Smart Bottle’ taps into Near Field Communication-enabled smartphones to bring an additional layer of security to products. The technology will also be used as an additional marketing strategy. Consumers who read the printed sensor tags that come affixed to the bottles with their smartphones […]

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10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

March 1, 2015

Wine’s transporting experience is one of the reasons we continually come back for more. Taste a great Rioja, and you’re instantly taken to the sun-drenched, rolling hills of northern Spain. Pop the cork of a Tasmanian sparkler, and boom—you’re standing in the crystalline water of Cole’s Bay. Tasting wine is a trip unto itself. Yet there’s something to be said for the connection made when we travel to the place in which great wine is made, and the insight that experience can offer us regarding what’s in the glass. Each year, our editors traipse […]

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