pinot noir

5 Reasons to Get to Know Cavit

5 Reasons to Get to Know Cavit

Some of us are fortunate enough to travel to Italy in this lifetime. We stroll through the vineyards, picking juicy Vermentino grapes, and twirl forkfuls of pasta al limone into our mouths with reckless abandon. And some of us are stuck at home watching “The Sopranos” and eating Sbarro. Now, of course, that’s not a […]

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Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2016, Russian River Valley, Calif.

Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2016, Russian River Valley, Calif.

Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery is a bastion of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, producing dozens of offerings from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County. The company’s website lists no fewer than 18 Pinot Noirs, 11 Chardonnays, and a few Zinfandels, almost all of them “single-vineyard-designate” wines hailing from well-known Russian River properties and spanning […]

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This California Winery is Revolutionizing American Sparkling Wine

This California Winery is Revolutionizing American Sparkling Wine

Nicole Hitchcock, winemaker at J Vineyards & Winery, is feeling pretty bullish about the state of American sparkling wine these days, and for good reason! The perception of U.S.-produced sparkling wine has improved, with many people now viewing it as being on par with Champagne. “There is growing respect for the caliber of wines we […]

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Five of the Best American Pinot Noirs Under $45, Tasted and Ranked

Five of the Best American Pinot Noirs Under $45, Tasted and Ranked

Pinot Noir is equal parts awe-inspiring and infuriating. In cooler climates, it produces complex, elegant wines. When temperatures are too hot, however, or grapes don’t receive enough attention in the vineyard and winery, things can quickly turn jammy and overly alcoholic. In America, Pinot Noir is the third most planted wine grape. It can be […]

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Chilean Wine

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Chilean Wine

Chile may be a New World country, but don’t call its wine industry young. While there has been an explosion of quality Chilean wine appearing stateside over the past 30 years, its first grapevines were planted as early as the 1500s. European immigrants brought more varieties, particularly from Bordeaux, to Chile in the 1800s. Until […]

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A Seattle Tastemaker Wants to Change How You Pair Wines With Vietnamese Food

A Seattle Tastemaker Wants to Change How You Pair Wines With Vietnamese Food

With its robust immigrant communities and booming dining scene, a city like Seattle owes its residents a thoughtful wine list at all its restaurants. At least that’s how Suzi An sees it. An is proprietor of Vita Uva, the first wine shop focused on natural and minimal-intervention wines in Seattle’s International District. The 65-square-foot retail […]

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9 Things You Should Know About Meiomi Wines

9 Things You Should Know About Meiomi Wines

Among a pantheon of seemingly overnight, 21st-century sensations (Cardi B, Instant Pot) lies Meiomi, a 12-year-old California label with $315 million in the bank. Boosted by chart-topping national appetites for Pinot Noir, Meiomi is now a wildly popular label with its fair share of detractors. Love it or hate it, you should know about it. Here […]

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