The idea was simple enough when it first began, Matt Baldassano wanted to make some wine at his apartment in Manhattan to carry on the tradition of his grandfather, and maybe meet a girl or two in the process.
Fall is a great time to visit wine country. The leaves are changing, the air is cooling and grapes are finally getting picked and turned into wine. While the obvious activity of bouncing from tasting room to tasting room is a ton of fun, that’s not the only way to experience wine country in the […]
After pining over beautiful, but alas, fictional wine labels, we turn our attention to some actual architectural stunners you’ll find around the wine world. From monstrous cellars to postmodern wineries, we survey some our favorite examples of truly stunning architecture. And wine angels. One cannot overlook the wine angels! Many of the projects below were designed by […]
When Thomas Jefferson first envisioned a robust Virginia wine industry, while we believe he probably thought those wines would be well regarded in his home state and country, it’s hard to imagine he thought that in the twenty-first century, not only would those wines be well regarded in the US — with many labeling the […]
From the depths of the caldera of a recently active volcano and up nearly 10,000 feet above sea level, there doesn’t seem to be anywhere we won’t try to grow wine. After spending thousands of years planting vines and transporting finished wine around the world, the places you’ll find wine growing today will surprise you. […]
While founding father Thomas Jefferson always believed his beloved Virginia was capable of creating wine on par with that of Europe, we think were he alive today, he’d still marvel at the fact that a mere hour and a half drive west from the White House, his prediction has now truly become a reality.
What used to be a visit to a farmer’s simple vineyard followed by the tasting of their wine out in the field – have no fear, this still exists in many places – have become high-end affairs in many locales, with each winery attempting to outdo the other in opulence. Across the world, architects have […]
I’m guessing you have some form of idealized wine scene. Maybe it’s watching the sun glint off of Brad Pitt’s hair as he saunters shirtless up a hillside in Provence with a basket of Grenache (this could really happen btw). Or maybe you can just picture all of the elegant, educated, polyglot winemakers in corduroys […]
When you ask the owner of a winery or a vineyard how they got into the wine business you tend to hear three familiar stories. For many, especially in the Old World, the vineyard has been in the family for generations. Other people, after success in the traditional business world, seek out what looks like […]