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Gary Farrell Harvest Part One – In the Vineyards

June 26, 2020

Gary Farrell Winery harvesting Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wine grapes in Russian River Valley. Part 1 of 2, “In the Vineyards” showcases a night harvest at Bacigalupi Vineyard.

Next Round: Chateau Montelena Winemaker Matt Crafton on Reopening Napa

June 25, 2020

Vinepair featured Chateau Montelena in an episode of their “Next Round” podcast series. The segment highlighted an interview with Winemaker Matt Crafton as he discussed Montelena’s reopening plans, navigating reservation-only tastings […]

Oregon Gains Two Wine Appellations

June 25, 2020

Wine Spectator reports that Oregon has gained two new wine appellations: Laurelwood District and Tualatin Hills. Both AVAs are located in the northwest corner of the Willamette Valley, with Laurelwood […]

Vineyard Manager Wine Career Tips

June 25, 2020

Wine Enthusiast interviewed Miguel Ortiz, Vineyard Manager of Ponzi Vineyards, about his role at the winery and how others can follow in his footsteps of becoming a vineyard manager. He […]

Vintage Retrospective: The 2001 Napa Valley Cabernets

June 25, 2020

Stephen Tanzer, critic and editor at Vinous Media, recently published his second Napa Valley Retrospective of 2020, this time focusing on the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignons. Wedged between the three cool […]

Allison Levine, Please The Palate: Everything’s Coming Up Rosés

June 19, 2020

Allison Levine, owner of Please the Plate, freelance writer, and host of the podcast Wine Soundtrack USA, shares all the pink wines that have been keeping her happy this summer […]

12 Of The Best Rosé Wines You Can Enjoy Way Beyond Summer

June 19, 2020

Forbes Magazine senior travel and food contributor Karla Alindahao rounds up twelve of the best rosé wines to enjoy this summer. As a self-proclaimed lover of amber-hued spirits and Old […]

Introducing “The Back Label”

June 19, 2020

In our very first episode, Jesse Levine sat down with Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena. Having been at the forefront of the winemaking scene in Napa Valley since the 1976 Judgement of Paris, Bo had plenty of stories to share about the history of the estate and explains why it took just about fifty years to figure out he was “doing it right.”

10 Bottles Of Rosé Under $50 You Should Uncork This Summer

June 19, 2020

Forbes Magazine includes Minuty Prestige Rosé 2019 in its latest round-up of the 10 best bottles of rosé to enjoy this summer. Chateau Minuty, which is the epitome of Saint-Tropez […]

10 Eco-Friendly Alcohol Brands to Know, and What Makes Them Sustainable

June 19, 2020

Business Insider features Dog Point Vineyards in their latest publication highlighting sustainable alcohol brands. The New Zealand based winery not only proudly has the largest number of organic vineyards, but […]

Italy’s New Normale

June 19, 2020

As summer progresses and nations around the globe begin to lift their quarantine restrictions, restaurants have thankfully reopened their doors. Wine Spectator’s Robert Camuto reports on Italy’s New Normale dinning […]

The 16 Best Wines of the Year

June 18, 2020

Leading luxury publication Robb Report included two gems from the VINTUS portfolio in its annual Best of the Best issue, Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2008 and Masseto 2015. In comparison […]

Ponzi Vineyards Celebrates 50 Years of Innovative Winemaking in Oregon

June 16, 2020

Anna Maria Ponzi, second generation vintner for Ponzi Vineyards, chatted with blogger Wine with Wanda about Ponzi’s 50th anniversary in her latest Instagram Live Session. The two cover a lot: […]

10 Top-Rated Cabernet Francs from Around the World Worth Seeking Out

June 12, 2020

Decanter’s regional editor, Georgina Hindle, reports that “outside of the Loire, Cabernet Franc often gets overlooked for the ‘other’ Cabernet, but this light, fresh and juicy grape is proving its […]

Think Pink

June 12, 2020

OK! Magazine features Chateau Minuty 2019 Prestige Rose in its spread Things We’re Obsessed With: The Trends A-Listers Are Loving. The review suggests that by indulging in a pristine glass […]

Rosé Simplified: Your Easy Shorcut to the Best Wines of Summer

June 12, 2020

Forbes contributor, Larry Olmsted, provides the easiest shortcut to the best summer wines: drink Chateau Minuty. Everyone knows that rosé is the perfect summer wine; its cool enough for the […]

National Rosé Day 2020: Five Outstanding California Rosés

June 12, 2020

In celebration of National Rosé Day, USA Today highlighted 5 domestic rosés to consider. Before delving into the roundup, the writer acknowledges that Provence sets the bar for rosé and […]

All the Rosé Wine and Champagne We’ll Be Quenching Our Thirst With This Summer

June 12, 2020

America’s most popular newspaper magazine, Parade, does the hard part for consumers and rounds up the most drinkable – and Instagrammable rosé wines to savor this summer. After reviewing thousands […]

The Ultimate Beach Wine

June 12, 2020

Even with limitations still on multiple fronts of our lives, we can still enjoy the warmer weather, sunshine, and the ultimate beach wine – Rosé! In honor of the upcoming […]

Summer: The Right Time for Rosé

June 12, 2020

Orange Coast Magazine, the lifestyle Magazine for Orange County, suggests enjoying a glass of the 2019 Minuty Prestige Rosé to really imbibe in the summer season! The wine receives great […]