Eat and sleep amongst the clouds, overlooking the sleepy lakes of Switzerland or bathe in wine for your health at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort.
In southern Napa Valley, Darioush Khaledi owns and lives at his namesake winery, where his Persian heritage influences everything from the travertine interiors to the hospitality and intricate labels from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection of Persian art. Khaledi deems the wine business his “third career,” but Khaledi’s connection to wine, he says, was always palpable. In 5,000 BCE …
Jazz pianist Steve Byfield is the only listed Black owner of a winery in Canada.
CheckMate wines are made from only two varieties: chardonnay and merlot, an odd combination.
Pinot noir from the Willamette Valley established Oregon’s wine reputation by the 1990s, and ever since there have been the inevitable discussions about how it compares to pinot noir from Burgundy, considered the grape’s benchmark region.
For decades, many distinguished wineries have pitched their high-end wines as sourced from a single vineyard and even from selected parcels of vines from a particular vineyard. This has contributed to the mantra that their wines have a “sense of place,” already a hackneyed phrase in wine marketing. The thinking seems to be that the smaller the area grapes are sourced from, the better the wine they produce.
It’s all part of the intimacy with nature offered on a small, secluded slice of the 30 acres of Relais & Châteaux’s Manoir Hovey in Quebec’s Eastern Townships
The ability to age is one of the transformations taking place in vinho verde wines. Largely the work of a new generation of winemakers, a range of wines in a new style have been heading our way in the last few years.
In Canada, the main pinot noir regions are Niagara Peninsula and Prince Edward County in Ontario and Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, but there are plantings elsewhere in those provinces as well as in Nova Scotia and Quebec.