Bonterra Rosé 2017

Bonterra Rosé 2017

The 2017 rosés have been trickling in for a few weeks or so, and one of the early standouts is not from Provence or the Rhône Valley in France, two bastions of pink wine, but from California’s Mendocino County — Bonterra’s Rosé 2017. Bonterra, an affiliate of Fetzer, bills itself as “America’s No.

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Shinn Estate Vineyards Brought Sustainable Winemaking to the Mainstream. So Why Did Its Owners Just Sell It?

Shinn Estate Vineyards Brought Sustainable Winemaking to the Mainstream. So Why Did Its Owners Just Sell It?

Since its first wines were released in 2002, Shinn Estate Vineyards on Long Island’s North Fork has been a force in the region. Until the winery arrived on the scene, the Long Island wine industry hadn’t been shaken up much since the early 1970s when it started. Although there were dozens of vineyards, they were […]

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Back To Bordeaux: 7 Great Bottles

Back To Bordeaux: 7 Great Bottles

Bordeaux can mean greatness. For me, the image was reinforced not long ago when the New York wine collector George Sape invited a few dozen Bordeaux enthusiasts to a dinner at the French consulate to benefit Cité du Vin, an ambitious new world wine center (in the shape of a decanter) nearing completion in the […]

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