Wine is not just a beverage we all love, it’s science. When it comes to innovation, Chile is one of the most innovative wine-producing countries in the world. In this video we explore some Chilean vineyards changing the way we see traditional winemaking today! This video is sponsored by Wines of Chile. Taste the […]
Santiago is the capital of one of South America’s most famous wine-producing countries, Chile. In this video, take a peek into some of the city’s best bars and hotels where you can experience all the amazing wine the country has to offer. Santiago is a must for your 2019 travel bucket list! This video […]
Chile’s unique terroir causes it to be home to some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon in the world. The South American nation has a rich diversity of environmental influences, meaning that wines are produced in a number of different styles. From super-old vines that are phyloxera- free, to a dry climate that allows for easy […]
Napa Valley visionary Robert Mondavi’s many accomplishments include founding the region’s first new winery after Prohibition, being named the American Wine Society’s Winemaker of the Year in 1982, and being inducted into the California Hall of Fame. In 1996, he even carried the Olympic torch through the streets of Napa in the run-up to the […]
High in the Mayacamas Mountains that divide Napa and Sonoma, somewhere close to the summit of Mount Veeder, sits one Napa’s oldest and most prestigious wineries, Mayacamas Vineyards. Constructed in 1889 by German immigrant John Henry Fisher, who built the property using stones gathered around the estate, grapes have grown continuously at Mayacamas since the […]
The secret is officially out: The world is obsessed with the wines of Argentina. In recent years, the South American nation has become the fifth-largest producer of wine in the entire world, with much of that wine produced in Mendoza, a region nestled in the eastern foothills of the Andes Mountains. With sandy alluvial soil […]
If you’re seeing more Chilean wines on the store shelves, you’re not imagining it: Chilean wine is having a moment. Exports have quadrupled in the last decade and the planted area has nearly doubled to a staggering 130,000 hectares under vine. Today, Chile has an estimated 8,000 producers creating masterpieces with their top four grapes: […]
Beyond the everyday challenges of growing grapes and making wine, Chateau Musar has faced something exceptionally difficult: war. The famed property in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley has survived the many conflicts that have raged around it over the years, producing outstanding wines that are coveted throughout the world, most notably its Chateau Musar Red.
You’ve befriended your butcher, chatted Camembert and chèvre with your cheesemonger, and are on a first-name basis with your fishmonger. Now it’s time to get to know your winemaker. Specifically: McManis Family Vineyards, a team of fourth- and fifth-generation farmers who’ve been working the northern interior lands of California since 1938.