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 […]
My girlfriend (now wife) and I had invited both sets of parents to visit our new apartment. We had recently moved in together and felt it was time for our parents to meet. The only question: what would be the best setting for such an occasion? After a lot of brainstorming, we decided that a […]
We first encountered Gundlach Bundschu, or GunBun as many call it, in 2011, when we were producing our Vivo in Vino music and wine series. Our intimate little NYC series was starting to get some attention, and many people started telling us about a winery out in California that also loved pairing music with wine, […]