Francis Ford Coppola perhaps will always be best known for
bringing the story of “The Godfather” to life on the silver
But winemaking has been a Coppola family
tradition for several generations.
Francis Coppola’s grandfather, used to make wine in the basement of his
New York apartment building, using concrete vats that he constructed
For the last six years, Mike Lee had been making wine for
Patianna Organic Vineyards in Mendocino County.
Lee, the job was a case of going back to his roots. He had started out
as a “small winemaker,” but his skills in the cellar seemed to dictate
That was the story of his tenure at Kenwood
Do you know where the southernmost wine region in the world
Hint: It’s not in South
Looking for a fun and unusual dessert to serve at your Memorial
Day weekend barbecue or backyard picnic?
MacNeil, author of the best-selling book, “The Wine Bible,” suggests
Weinsuppe, which she describes as “a sweet soup made by adding sugar and
aromatics to red or white wine.”
And she suggests
serving it with cookies.
It has been a long time since the Southern California city of
Long Beach had a place for people to see and be
A “be seen scene” requires a cool atmosphere, a
good location and, of course, good wine.
The Wine Down
Lounge has it all.
Have you made plans for the long Memorial Day
If not, and particularly if you live in the
Midwest, consider attending the 5th annual Music and International Wine and Beer
Festival at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard in northern Illinois.
The event runs this Saturday from 11 a.m. to
11 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
The Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association has
introduced a nimble smartphone app that acts like a personal tour guide
in Monterey Wine Country, providing maps, directions, profiles and
details on Monterey vineyards, wineries and tasting
The Monterey Wine Country app will cull
information from the MCVGA’s online “Find Your Favorite” database…
Downtown Chicago’s cultural scene, already among the most
diverse and vibrant in the country, will become even more so late this
year when New York concert promoter Michael Dorf brings City
Winery to town.
Juice will be shipped from
such revered West Coast appellations as Napa Valley, Sonoma County,
Santa Barbara County and Oregonâ€™s Willamette Valley, fermented on-site
and served on-site.
In the world of journalism, there are numerous topics that
accommodate critiques by presumed experts on the given
Examples: movies, plays, books, TV programs
and restaurants. And, of course, there’s plenty of “wine reviewing”
It’s pretty difficult to get a wine review
“wrong” because virtually every palate is different, and wine is
perceived differently by different people. Ultimately, a wine review
typically is just one person’s opinion.
For more than 30 years, Francis Ford Coppola Winery–named for
the iconic director who brought us “The Godfather”–has been committed
to environmentally responsible business practices.
24 planted acres are sustainably farmed and part of the California
Sustainable Winegrowing Program, and the winery purchases fruit only
from growers who farm sustainably.
As part of the
CSWP, Coppola has become a learning-teaching vineyard…