Monthly Archives: January 2011

One Good Deed Leads to Others

The Rutherford Dust Society Board of Directors has strengthened its long-standing commitment to supporting local community projects in the Rutherford AVA by increasing its donations overall by over 60% in 2010.

This includes a 95% increase in donations to the historic Rutherford Grange to assist with its restoration project.

Posted in Wine and the Environment

The Hidden Secrets of Italy's Langhe Region

***image2***Piedmont, Italy’s largest winegrowing region, hides within itself the Langhe, a self-contained and unique landscape wedged between the Ligurian Apennine to the south, the Tanaro River to the west and north, and the province of Asti to the east.

The Langhe offers a varied landscape of hills and valleys of remarkable fertility and beauty, which have given rise to a refined culinary tradition. You may come across the “Langhe” name when tasting some of the distinguished products made there: the Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto and Moscato wines; the Piedmont hazelnut and the delicious sweets that it inspired; or the Alba truffle…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

The Wine and Music Connection

***image2***Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the great composers of classical music.

Chris Thile is a mandolin virtuoso who has played in a number of acclaimed “Americana” bands, including the critically acclaimed bluegrass group, Nickel Creek.

Their musical styles and preferences may be quite different, but these two talented men share an appreciation of wine…

Posted in Wine Wit

Love Bubbly? Scan Those By-the-Glass Lists Carefully

Ever hear of Pierre Peters Champagne?

How about Jean Milan?

Or Larmandier-Bernier?

Chances are good that you haven’t, unless you frequent hip restaurants and notice them on the by-the-glass list…

Posted in Editor's Journal
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