Leading Aussie winemaker becomes global ambassador

By Caleb Radford / 28th of March, 2017   THE man behind Australia’s most famous wine has been given the task of promoting premium wines from his home state to the world. Penfolds‘ chief winemaker Peter Gago has today been appointed South Australia’s inaugural Great Wine Capitals Global Ambassador a year after South Australia joined the international organisation. The Ambassador Program will see the appointment … Continue reading Leading Aussie winemaker becomes global ambassador

Fun run and Mountain Bike ride in Mercer’s vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills to be held May 20, 2017

Mercer Estates Winery and Survivor Champion, Ethan Zhon have joined forces to create this inaugural event – The Eagle and Plow Race –  5K fun run and 15K/30K Mountain Bike ride in Mercer’s vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills to be held May 20, 2017. Both groups donate all of the proceeds from the day to causes near to them – the Semper Fi Fund … Continue reading Fun run and Mountain Bike ride in Mercer’s vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills to be held May 20, 2017

Sky is no limit for high-altitude wine blend

An Australian winery has taken tailoring products to suit its target market to new heights.    By Andrew Spence / 6th of March, 2017 St Hallett Wines in South Australia’s Barossa Valley has released a Shiraz blend specifically designed to be sipped in the high-altitude cabins of passenger aircrafts. Plans are also in place to not only serve The Duo at altitude but to also … Continue reading Sky is no limit for high-altitude wine blend

Sometimes traffic problems can be a blessing by Paul Rest

The local radio station announced that there was a major accident on the Golden Gate Bridge and northbound lanes were closed. Fortunately, I was still on route, taking a short cut as a snaked my way through the San Francisco’s notorious rush hour traffic. What I would often do in situations like this is find a café or restaurant I hadn’t tried and stop there … Continue reading Sometimes traffic problems can be a blessing by Paul Rest

How I Discovered Wine by Paul Rest

Arriving in California from the Midwest in the late 1960’s, I thought I knew about wine. My wine experiences were, well, here it goes: Rosé wines from Portugal, Lancers and Mateue; inexpensive French wines that were available at the liquor around the corner from the campus that knew what we students would drink (and our budgets); and, some California wines like Christian Brothers and Wente … Continue reading How I Discovered Wine by Paul Rest

A Wine Moment for the Ages by Paul Frederick Rest

My wine adventures reached a pinnacle with a surprise bottle of wine. This happened some years ago on a visit to friends in Tucson, Arizona. By this time I had some real wine tasting experiences under my belt. I had become so committed I took out a subscription to that famous wine magazine and religiously read the stories, interviews and trade ads. Looking back, I … Continue reading A Wine Moment for the Ages by Paul Frederick Rest

Wine Afficionados Enjoy Wine by the Glass From Cunard’s Ultimate Luxury Wine List

Family Owned and Operated for Almost 20 Years, Cruises-N-More Offers Respected Expertise and Superior Deals, Prices & Amenities Cunard Line never disappoints. Cruises-N-More has found that all the Cunard beautiful and luxurious ships capture glamour of days gone by. One way they achieve this ambiance is through luxury offerings, and latest is the option to taste some of the world’s finest wines by the glass. … Continue reading Wine Afficionados Enjoy Wine by the Glass From Cunard’s Ultimate Luxury Wine List

National Chocolate Day 2015: Chocolate and Port Pairings with Tim Gaiser, Master Sommelier

In preparing for National Chocolate Day on October 28th, Tim Gaiser, MS, gives us the lowdown on Chocolate and Port, as he pairs some of America’s most beloved chocolate with a selection of Ports from Sogevinus’ historic portfolio. I have a very difficult job here in front of me. My immediate task is to “taste” chocolates across a wide range of styles—from mass market commercial … Continue reading National Chocolate Day 2015: Chocolate and Port Pairings with Tim Gaiser, Master Sommelier

Vine Buzz with Christie Kiley; Equinoxe Crozes Hermitage 2012

Last week while traveling through France, I came upon a great wine that I must share with as many of you as is possible. Our journey began on motorbike, in Belgium and we made our way down through and around Reims, in the direction of Bourges with our goal to reach the beautiful region of Clermont-Ferrand.  As you might imagine, this took a few days, which was … Continue reading Vine Buzz with Christie Kiley; Equinoxe Crozes Hermitage 2012

Food and Wine Magazine’s Ray Isle Talks BBQ and Civil War Wine on William Shatner’s ‘Brown Bag’

William Shatner’s Brown Bag has been our obsession since its debut on Ora.TV last year. Now in its second season, airing Wednesday’s at 2 pm EST, this series is informative, entertaining and gives us a view of celebrities we do not generally see in standard interviews. The episode we have chosen to highlight  is with Executive Wine Editor of “Food & Wine Magazine” Ray Isle. … Continue reading Food and Wine Magazine’s Ray Isle Talks BBQ and Civil War Wine on William Shatner’s ‘Brown Bag’