Monthly Archives: March 2012

Where Nothing Is Left to Chance

New Zealand has emerged as the Sauvignon Blanc capital of the wine world, and among the best-known makers of the variety in that island nation is Oyster Bay. In fact, Oyster Bay was named “one of the world’s most admired wine brands” by the indust…

Posted in Wineries of Distinction

Easter Brunch in Wine Country

There is no more beautiful portmanteau in the English language than “brunch.” While brunch can be enjoyed on any day of the week, it is most commonly offered by restaurants on Sundays. Historically, the idea was to give revelers who stayed out a l…

Posted in Wine Buzz

Happy Birthday, Chateau Julien!

Over the years, the wines clubs of Vinesse have featured the fine wines of Chateau Julien on a number of occasions. Actually, “a number of occasions” doesn’t even begin to describe it. I don’t have the figures in front of me, but it has to number …

Posted in Wineries of Distinction

Cakebread Is Top Restaurant Wine

The results of Wine & Spirits magazine’s 23rd annual Restaurant Poll are in, revealing who’s drinking what and how much they’re spending when they dine out. 2011 was a year of improving wine sales as the economy began to put the Great Recession be…

Posted in The Wine Business

Seeking a Companion for Casado

Can winegrapes find happiness in a country where the climate is tropical all year long? Kerry Damskey intends to find out. The man behind Terroirs Incorporated—a consulting firm for wineries—has vast experience growing grapes and making wine from …

Posted in Wine Buzz

Navigating a Wine Tasting

There is no better way to learn about wine than to taste it. That’s why belonging to a wine club can be so educational…not to mention enjoyable. Another way to fill your vinous knowledge bank is to attend wine tastings, which can range from info…

Posted in Wine in the Glass, Wine Tips

Restaurant Wine Service and Tipping

“Do I need to include the price of wine when figuring out how much to tip at a restaurant?” We get that question—or a variation thereof—quite often. So, as people start to plan their summer vacations, I thought it would be a good time to re-visit …

Posted in Wine FAQ

2 Things I Don’t Understand About Wine

A number of my friends refer to me as a “wine expert.” It’s a nice compliment, but I’ve always felt that an “expert” at anything is simply someone who clearly understands that there’s always a lot more to learn. With that in mind, we’ve decided to…

Posted in Editor's Journal

Hong Kong: Wining & Dining in Style

Hong Kong is among the culinary capitals of Asia, helping to fuel a wine boom in China that could end up being unparalleled. One of the stylish destinations in Hong Kong is The Excelsior. It’s the largest hotel on the island, and in addition to a …

Posted in Vinesse Style

Wine Touring in the Grand Canyon State

Vast, magnificent and inarguably beautiful, the Grand Canyon is easily Arizona’s most distinguishable landmark. It’s a natural wonder that you simply have to see to believe. And in recent years, that natural beauty has been complemented by another…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log
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