Brilliant Wine Born From Strange Weather: Cheval des Andes 2014 Vintage

An almost-calamitous change in climate led to a vibrant, elegant and unique blend

After visiting the 35-hectare Cheval des Andes estate a few years ago—just outside of Mendoza, Argentina—we have been anticipating their 2014 vintage. This elegant red wine is unlike almost any other, thanks to the year’s odd climate. It’s also the first vintage that Lorenzo Pasquini (Technical Manager and Winemaker at Cheval des Andes) worked on. The result is, Pasquini says, the most unique in the brand’s history. Regarding the uncanny weather, …

The Legacy of Dom Pérignon’s Chef de Cave, Richard Geoffroy

From the masterful 2008 vintage to developing a worthy successor, Vincent Chaperon

Celebrating a new vintage of Dom Pérignon is always an event, and doing it at its spiritual home in the fields of the Hautvilliers Abbey in France’s Champagne region, all the more so. But this wasn’t a typical release. The adjectives and superlatives of the industry fly around faster than most can keep up with, but everyone is saying that the 2008 vintage will go …

The Rosé Project Dinner at Landmarc Tribeca Events

Proper pairings of the popular wine over a Franco-Italian meal with Chef Marc Murphy + The Select 7

For a wine category experiencing continued explosive growth, information about rosé has not been pouring forth as rapidly as the pink liquid itself. Grabbing a bottle of rosé has come to mean quite a few things: relaxation, celebration, summertime, and even a chilled session drinking all year ’round. And while many people are quick to pick up the same bottle for all of those things, …

Napa Valley’s Second Annual RoséFest at Sterling Vineyards

A picturesque and tasty celebration of pink wine, that also benefits Susan G Komen

For those rosé enthusiasts who have not yet committed to a case or three of pink wine for summer, there is no better way to learn about rosé than at a wine tasting session. And the ultimate rosé event will take place this coming Saturday at Napa Valley‘s Sterling Vineyards RoséFest: a full day of rosé-sipping, vineyard-basking, and appetizer-nibbling. And, while that reads as an …

The Last Drop 1870 + 1970 Centenario “Old Colheita” Tawny Port Duo

Two rare fortified wines from the same estate, separated by 100 years

There’s no exaggeration when The Last Drop Distillers Limited refer to themselves as “the world’s most exclusive spirits company.” For a decade now, the distributor—which actually does not distill—has sought out, discovered, bottled and shared some of the rarest tipples in history. Founded by spirits experts (and friends) James Espey and Tom Jago—who have since partnered with their daughters Beanie Espey and Rebecca Jago—The Last …