Monthly Archives: May 2016

Montaditos, Wine and People Watching in Downtown Las Vegas

The renaissance of downtown Las Vegas has been nothing short of remarkable, as the eastern side of the main drag, Fremont Street, continues to see new development replacing hooker-patronized no-tell motels and other long-shuttered businesses. At the heart of the

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Posted in Editor's Journal, Our Wine Travel Log

5 Tips for Your Tasting Room Visit

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which means summer is right around the corner. And that means tasting rooms at wineries across the country will be buzzing. If you’re not familiar with the tasting room experience… or even if you

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Posted in In the Cellar

What to Do When There’s No Sommelier to Help

I was reading the other day that one of America’s most accomplished sommeliers, Kevin Vogt, was getting out of the sommelier business. For close to two decades, Vogt curated the wine lists for celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s Las Vegas restaurants:

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Posted in Wine Buzz

Summertime Wine Essential: Combo Wine Rack and Carrier

The ZEbag is a designer wine-carrying bag that’s a versatile companion for weekend breaks, boat trips or picnics. It also can provide a stylish gift presentation when offering wine to friends. Originally designed in France, the ZEbag has been described

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Posted in Vinesse Style

What Sets Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District Apart

With fewer than 25 active wineries in the entire Napa Valley in 1968, the Trefethen family rehabilitated a “ghost winery” and began replanting the vineyards. That year, residents established the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve to permanently protect more than 38,000

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles

The Most Interesting Woman in the World?

Now that Dos Equis has launched “The Most Interesting Man in the World” into space on a one-way trip to Mars, there is a great void in the world of charismatic, captivating and fascinating people. Kimmie Noel to the rescue.

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Dutton-Goldfield Introduces Wine-and-Sushi Pairings

Wine may not be the first beverage that comes to mind when serving sushi. When it is, the wine typically conjured is Champagne because of its refreshing mouthfeel. But at Dutton-Goldfield Winery in Sebastopol, Calif., a new wine pairing experience

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Beckham Estate Vineyard: Amphorae for a New Age

In ancient times, large clay amphorae were the aging vessels of choice for wine. Now, Andrew Beckham has brought that tradition back to life, using amphorae that he sculpts himself to age wines at Beckham Estate Vineyard in Sherwood, Ore.,

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Posted in Wineries of Distinction

Remembering Morley Safer’s ‘French Paradox’ Report

Imagine being able to walk into a winery tasting room anywhere in California, and never being charged a tasting fee. I do not know for a fact that Morley Safer could do that, but nor can I imagine the gall

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The Finger Lakes Region: Between Your Winery Visits

Yesterday, we began an armchair journey through the Finger Lakes wine region of New York. Today, we’d like to share a few ideas about where to go between winery visits. In addition to the Watkins Glen raceway and Corning Museum

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