Wild Arc Farm Directs the Wine World’s Spotlight Toward New York

With nothing added, removed or wasted, the farm is becoming one of the nation's most interesting wineries

In 2016, in the palpable heat of a New York City summer, Todd Cavallo and Crystal Cornish shed themselves of a collective 30 years of city living for a new life upstate—one where they’d operate their own farm and vineyard and produce their own wine. Today, the pair runs the four-hectare sustainable farm “experiment,” officially titled Wild Arc Farm, in Pine Bush, New York. Their grapes …

Five Impressive Oregon-Made Sparkling Wines

Elegant and elevated bubbles from an unexpected region

Oregon is known for its award-winning Pinot Noir, but its success with sparkling wine might very well change the conversation. The numbers speak volumes (as sparkling wine sales from the state grew more than 50% in Nielsen-tracked channels in 2018) but there are, of course, far more impressive and interesting factors at play here. Andrew Davis, owner of Oregon’s Radiant Sparkling Wine Company (a company …

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Extra Brut Extra Old

A new cuvée made entirely from vintage reserve wines

From the elegant packaging to the silky sips sparkling post-pour, Veuve Clicquot’s forthcoming Extra Brut Extra Old champagne embodies the best of brand’s capabilities. This is a wondrous, well-priced premium cuvée and the result of internal invention. Cellar Master Dominique Demarville developed Extra Brut Extra Old, blending reserve wines drawn from 1988, 1996, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010. A composition of 47% Pinot Noir, 27% …