If you want to taste an acclaimed California winery’s Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, you’ll need plane fare and a passport. Ch.igai Takaha was founded by husband-and-wife team Takahide and Miyoko Sugimoto in 2006. Short for Chateau Igai Takaha, the winery produces cuvées in partnership with Greg Brewer of Brewer-Clifton, and in collaboration with area labels […]
Winemaker by day, winemaker by night? For entrepreneurial grape masters, one label isn’t always enough. Increasingly, wine professionals are launching their own private lines after hours. Free from the restrictions of established management structures or brand identities, these side projects give winemakers the chance to experiment, push boundaries, and, ultimately, create something of their own. […]
We were about 30 seconds into our call when Kyle MacLachlan said he had to ring me back; the 2016 vintage of his rosé, Blushing Bear, was at his door and he needed to bring in the delivery. Having just landed in LAX shortly before our chat, and with the imminent release of the new […]
The South African wine industry is one of those new regions you might be hearing about more and more. It’s ironic, because even though it’s considered New World, South Africa’s wine tradition is over 300 years old. The irony is not lost on young winemakers in the region, who are finding inspiration in the past. Cinsault, […]
Move over avocado toast, there’s a new power breakfast in town. From celeb-status Instagram shots of psychedelic rainbow versions, to the infiltration of Montreal’s small and dense style, to show stopping displays such as Sadelle’s towers, the good ‘ol bagel-and-a-schmear is the hottest dish around (with long lines to prove it).