Chateau d’Etroyes

  Chateau d’Etroyes Mercurey The village of Mercurey was an important trading post for the Romans in the days of Empire. Set along the Arles-Lyon...

Chateau d’Etroyes

  Chateau d’Etroyes Mercurey The village of Mercurey was an important trading post for the Romans in the days of Empire. Set along the Arles-Lyon section of the Via Agrippa trade network -built during the...

Ruminantia Noir

Wine of the Week - Le Grand Noir, Pinot Noir Robert Joseph Caveat Emptor; The ‘Le Grand Noir’ is owned in part by Robert Joseph, a great man of wine and letters, whom I very proudly...

From ‘99 Boys’ to 17 Trees

  From ‘99 Boys' to 17 Trees Vittorio De Bortoli hailed from Castelcucco, a small Treviso commune in the region of Veneto, Italy. The village is nestled in the Asolo Hills, under the watchful gaze of...

Penh Folds – The Four Wines of Destiny

Penh Folds - The Four Wines of Destiny “The Ox is slow but the Earth is Patient” Confucius The recent Spring Festival and Lunar New Year heralded in the arrival of the year of the...

Ostra e Vino – Old Vines, New Seas

  Ostra e Vino - Old Vines, New Seas The Evening: Ostensibly a ‘new dishes’ try-out, at Tim Squires’ epicenter of all things seafood in Phnom Penh. Squires' ‘The Oyster Bar’ is at Ostra Fine Foods...

Stones of Gold

  Stones of Gold Situated near Lyon, at the southern, warmer end of Beaujolais, is a little village called Charnay. On the northwest edge of the village you will find a small area known locally as...

Rueda, Verdejo

Rueda Verdejo Herederos del Marqués de Riscal was founded by Don Guillermo Hurtado de Amézaga in 1858, in Rioja, Spain. Don Francisco Javier Hurtado de Amézaga, like his ancestor Don Guillermo, went to Bordeaux, where he...

Who’s Laughing Now?

Who's Laughing Now? Since 1912 the Osborn family have tended vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Today, fourth generation family member, Chester Osborn is making distinctive wines using traditional methods in the vineyard and the...