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 …

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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
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