Posted: May 19, 2006 By James Molesworth
I met with Thierry Germain this week, who is on his first-ever trip to the U.S. Germain, 38, has turned his Domaine des Roches Neuves , located in Saumur-Champigny, into a benchmark estate for Loire Valley reds.
Posted: May 17, 2006 By James Molesworth
Wine geeks and insiders know the Vouvrays of S.A. Huët well. Alas, limited distribution, combined with the under-the-radar profile of Loire Valley Chenin Blanc, means they are often overlooked by the general wine loving public.
Posted: May 16, 2006 By James Molesworth
Posted: May 15, 2006 By James Molesworth
Posted: May 12, 2006 By James Molesworth
I recently read a story by Stephen Yafa on The San Francisco Chronicle website. The story was an interesting interview with four San Francisco-based sommeliers and their opinions on how to order wine in a restaurant.
Posted: May 11, 2006 By James Molesworth
The other day I sat down with Santiago Achával, owner of Argentina’s Achával-Ferrer, to taste a few samples of his 2005s. The wines are settling in tanks and are slated for bottling in the coming weeks.
Posted: May 7, 2006 By James Molesworth
What a coincidence, that with all the back and forth on tipping on wine , that I would have a so-so wine experience at dinner this week. Normally my wife and I (both of us have worked in the restaurant industry previously) always tip 20 percent on food and wine (pre-tax).
Posted: May 4, 2006 By James Molesworth
Running a winery isn’t easy, especially when quality is your goal. It’s even more difficult coming in mid-stream and trying to effect change at a winery with a lackluster history. That’s the mountain that Juan Marco, 34, is attempting to climb at Argentina’s Navarro Correas.
Posted: May 2, 2006 By James Molesworth
With the NFL draft a slowly fading memory (I’m still trying to figure out why my Jets drafted down with Chad Jackson and LenDale White still on the board) I thought I’d try my hand at a “wine draft.
Posted: May 1, 2006 By James Molesworth
Winemaker Susana Balbo (who along with her husband, viticulturalist Pedro Marchesvky, owns Dominio del Plata in Argentina) has taken over as president of Wines of Argentina, the trade organization which handles public relations for Argentine wineries.
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