With International Merlot Day being celebrated, it’s a good time to enjoy a glass of these three fine Okanagan Valley merlot wines.
Collavini brings together two apparently contradictory practices: making wines in pioneering styles and drawing on indigenous varieties that have grown in Friuli for centuries, perhaps millennia. Call it blending innovation with history.
If an in-depth understanding and wholesome appreciation of a thing is dependent on juxtaposition and cross-examination, then no winery knows and loves Roussillon like Res Fortes.
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 …
At this historic Spanish winery, distilling the essence of the surrounding landscape into remarkable wines is of paramount importance.
While many wineries tout themselves as such, true destination wineries are those that wine tourists, and sometimes wine nerds, put at the top of their must-visit lists.
Does the physical environment that grapevines grow in, especially the climate and soil, imprint itself the wines they make?
The season’s go-to drink is champagne on the rocks.
While Mont Rochelle’s vibe is relaxed and rural, playful yet sophisticated decor makes clear that this isn’t your grandmother’s country manor.