Chenin Blanc isn't in danger of becoming the most-requested varietal. But, with the right vineyards and serious winemaking, the wine can be outstanding. Learn more about this underappreciated white from Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth.
Posted: May 7, 2007
Although he grew up in Burgundy in a family of grapegrowers, Nicolas Rossignol learned his trade by making wine in a number of famous wine regions around the world. Join Nicolas to get a personal view of the region that called him back home.
Posted: April 30, 2007
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Posted: April 27, 2007
There are two alternate realities: the "happy couple" photo with wine glasses in hand, and what REALLY happens in a small vineyard and winery. Submitted by Nancy Bentley of Kinkead Ridge Winery in Ohio.
Posted: April 26, 2007
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Posted: April 23, 2007
Aurelio Montes and Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth enjoyed a rare vertical tasting of Montes' flagship wine, Alpha M, and discussed the evolution in winemaking that can be seen in the vintages from 1996 through 2004.
Posted: April 19, 2007
Posted: April 18, 2007
Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle purchased an old-vine vineyard in the Colchagua Valley's Apalta region in 1994. Within 3 years, she was making some of Chile's top wines. Listen in as she describes her vineyard jewel to Wine Spectator's James Molesworth.
Posted: April 16, 2007
Join us in New Orleans, where there's music everywhere you stroll and one of America's most extraordinary local cuisines is better than ever. Wine Spectator associate editor Mitch Frank is your guide.
Posted: April 12, 2007
Ernie Els is already one of South Africa's most famous golfers. He's also becoming known for his impressive wines, which are made with Ernie's life-long friend and business partner, Jean Engelbrecht, in South Africa's Stellenbosch region.
Posted: April 9, 2007
Posted: April 4, 2007
South Africa is stepping onto the world wine stage with a trio of strong varietals. Which ones should you look for? (Hint: Pinotage isn't on the shortlist.) Get answers and insights with Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth.
Posted: April 2, 2007
Meet one of Bordeaux's irrepressible garagistes as Wine Spectator senior editor James Suckling talks with Jean-Luc Thunevin about Chåteau Valandraud's main wine as well as the kosher version, one of the few kosher wines made in Bordeaux.
Posted: March 29, 2007
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Posted: March 22, 2007
As in Burgundy, Germany's vineyards were identified by Cistercian monks. The results: precisely defined vineyards and layers of classifications. Here's some instruction to help you decode the labels and enjoy the noteworthy wines of Germany.
Posted: March 19, 2007
Posted: March 14, 2007
Harvey Steiman continues his pairing mini-series at Michael Mina in San Francisco. In this episode, he picks three wines--one to go with each of the three duck preparations--and explains why the pairings work.
Posted: March 12, 2007
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