Highlights From Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Tasting + Auction

187 lots of the region's finest sell to benefit the non-profit Napa Valley Vintners

For the 23rd time, a weekend in February saw key players in the wine world descend upon St Helena, California for an auction of epic proportions: Premiere Napa Valley (PNV). Hundreds gathered within the stony walls of The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone to taste 187 lots and take a chance on their value. All proceeds from the event go to the non-profit Napa …

Union Wine Co. + Marshall’s Haute Sauce: Red Haute Pinot Noir

A mulled wine with a jalapeño finish, from two local Oregon producers

With their “pinkies down” approach, Oregon’s Union Wine Co. is forever releasing fun, forward-thinking products, from an entirely drinkable wine in a can to wine-flavored candies. Their latest offering plays upon everyone’s seasonal interest in mulled wine. Partnering with another local Oregon brand, Marshall’s Haute Sauce, they’ve just debuted a Red Haute Pinot Noir. There’s spice all around and some heat to the finish, but …

Sting Discusses il Palagio’s Message in a Bottle

The iconic musician releases a delightful red wine from his expansive Tuscan estate

The 900 acre il Palagio estate, in the rolling hills of Tuscany, has long produced wine. When musician Sting and his wife, actress and producer Trudie Styler, purchased the land they had no intention of letting the vines go to waste. They brought on biodynamic wine consultant Alan York, revitalized and expanded the vineyard acreage, and bolstered the on-site staff—some of whom have worked the …