You Say Rosato, I Say Rosé

Layne Randolph, Napa Valley Register, August 2017 Technically, it’s the French who say rosé; the rest of us have adopted their usage of the word. It’s right that we use the French version; France is the indisputable land of rosé wine. From Côtes du Rhône to Provence, rosé has been a French favorite since long […]

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James Suckling | Roma to Sonoma

James Suckling believes millennials will change the way the world approaches wine. The members of his small staff of innovators are all under 30, and he relies on them heavily to influence the look and feel of his brand.  These days, James Suckling does more than write wine reviews, he produces wine-related documentaries, puts on international […]

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You Say Rosato, I say Rosé | Roma to Sonoma

Technically, it’s the French who say Rosé; the rest of us have merely adopted their usage of the word. And it’s right that we use the French word because France is the indisputable king of Rosé wine. From Côtes du Rhône to Provence, Rosé has been a French favorite since long before the recent international boom […]

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Tormaresca | Roma to Sonoma

“The Tormaresca project began with the dream, now a reality, to discover and enhance the precious native varietals of Puglia, leading the wine renaissance of the region.”  Tormaresca Website We actually cheered when we finally saw a building in the distance.  We had been driving for hours across Italy from Rome and in the last […]

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Lambert Bridge Winery | Roma to Sonoma

  The Lambert Bridge The Lambert Bridge Cruising through the vineyards on narrow, curved roads, we come to a sudden stop in front of Lambert Bridge. It’s only wide enough for one lane so we have to wait for the car coming from the opposite direction to pass through.  Once over the Lambert Bridge straddling […]

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Carmel-by-the-Sea | Roma to Sonoma

If you happen to see Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger behind a bar pouring his family’s almost 300-year-old label’s champagne, with a Black River Caviar bar on one side of him and a Hog Island Oyster bar on the other, either you are dreaming or you are at the first night Welcome Party of the GourmetFest Carmel 2016. […]

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