St. Urbans-Hof winery dates back to 1947, when Hermann Weis, the grandfather of current owner and winemaker Nik Weis, established it, and a vine nursery.
29-year-old Baker-Briggs is fast becoming a modern-day trailblazer for minorities in the historically white wine industry.
Vitalie Taittinger took over the business two months before COVID-19 disrupted lives everywhere—and also disrupted patterns of wine consumption.
Christmas is next week, that calls for mulled wine.
The conventional wisdom is that once vines pass a certain age—say, 20–30 years—they are better balanced with their environment and tend to produce fewer grapes but that these grapes make wines with distinctive flavour intensity and textural complexity.
Unlike traditional wine tastings, Grape Witches’ parties attract a young, hip crowd. The convivial evenings begin with lighthearted educational sessions that evolve into bacchanalian dance parties with heavy pours and live DJs.
While Luce plumbs the depth of the fruit each vintage, the second wine, Lucente (about $35 in Canada), is made in a more approachable and modern style.
Wakefield, a family-owned winery in South Australia’s Clare Valley, has added a gauge to the labels of some of its wines that tells you when the wine is in the optimal temperature zone for serving.
The term “flying winemaker” generally refers to winemakers who flit back and forth between the northern and southern hemispheres so as to make wine twice a year.