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
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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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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
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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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How do experts approach food pairing? Pick up some pointers from Wine Spectator's Harvey Steiman as he visits Michael Mina (the restaurant and the chef) in San Francisco. In this first of four videos, Harvey and Michael discuss the dish.
Posted: March 5, 2007
Looking to taste local wines by-the-glass when you're in San Francisco? The California Wine Merchant is a good place to start -- and it's one of Wine Spectator associate editor Dan Sogg's favorite wine bars.
Posted: February 28, 2007
Heading to San Francisco and looking for a great wine bar? Join Wine Spectator associate editor Dan Sogg as he visits some of his favorites. The first stop is Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, located in the popular and scenic Ferry Plaza mall.
Posted: February 22, 2007
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Starting with it's debut vintage in 1999, Rocca Family Vineyards has released a series of noteworthy wines. Meet Mary Rocca and learn how she started the vineyard with her husband and how they grow their Napa Valley Syrah.
Posted: February 16, 2007
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