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Forbes: Why You Should Explore the World of Sicilian Red Wines – Featuring Feudo Montoni

Forbes: Why You Should Explore the World of Sicilian Red Wines – Featuring Feudo Montoni

Read the full article by Joseph V. Micallef at Forbes Sicily is better known for its red wines, even though they are only about a third of the Mediterranean island’s output. Many a pizza or pasta dinner has been accompanied by Sicily’s inexpensive, ubiquitous red wine Nero d’Avola. The island hosts a large number of red wine varietals. International varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. More interesting are the several dozen, ancient, indigenous red wine grapes, in particular: Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Frappato and Perricone Perricone is grown primarily in western Sicily where it is used predominantly for blending....
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Joseph V. Micallef, October 11, 2019
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Global Traveler Magazine: A Tuscan Tradition – Featuring Biondi-Santi

Global Traveler Magazine: A Tuscan Tradition – Featuring Biondi-Santi

After Seven Generations, Biondi-Santi continues to make magnificent wines "It began in the late 1800s, with Ferruccio Biondi Santi, who built on the work begun by his grandfather, Clemente Santi, and produced the first Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino. Today, seven generations later, the Biondi Santi family still produces the wine at its Tenuta Greppo estate in the Montalcino commune of Tuscany..."
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Eunice Fried, October 1, 2019
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Forbes: Royal Tokaji: Rediscovering The Wine That Communism Left Behind

Forbes: Royal Tokaji: Rediscovering The Wine That Communism Left Behind

  One of the world’s most legendary and beautiful wines, Tokaji Aszú from Hungary’s Tokaj region, was born of violence. It was a volcanic violence, a rough beginning, as upwards of 400 individual volcanoes erupted on the edge of the Hungarian plain spewing a breathtaking array of mineral ash onto what are now the vineyards of Tokaj. The volcanic debris left behind a happy inheritance for Tokaj, becoming an essential aspect of the terroir. Yet, the rubble of two World Wars and decades of communism left a far more negative legacy—one that the Tokaj region and wineries like Royal Tokaji are slowly...
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Katie Bell, October 1, 2019
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Town & Country Magazine: The 23 Best Wines to Serve at Christmas: Featuring Schramsberg, Dal Forno Romano and Royal Tokaji

Town & Country Magazine: The 23 Best Wines to Serve at Christmas: Featuring Schramsberg, Dal Forno Romano and Royal Tokaji

"Whether you're planning a feast for the whole family or opting for a more low-key celebration, choosing the right bottles to pair with your Christmas meal is an important part of creating the perfect holiday experience. We surveyed master sommeliers and wine experts around the country to find the best wines to serve at your celebratory Christmas meal. Here are 23 bottles that will make your feast especially memorable." Sparkling: Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs 2015 "Nothing says holiday quite like sparkling wine! It makes that annoying relative so much more bearable, the fireside warmer, and the glowing lights from the...
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Sam Dangremond, October 2, 2019
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Chef Magazine: Elvio Cogno

Chef Magazine: Elvio Cogno

"Elvio Cogno winery is renowned in the luxury wine industry for its dedication to making the most singular expressions of the Nebbiolo grape. The result, wines of Barolo, are one of Italy's many celebrated native wines, as well as one of its finest exports" Continue reading on page 92 of Chef Magazine
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October 2, 2019
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Chef Magazine: Inspiration Through Furmintation: Featuring Royal Tokaji

Chef Magazine: Inspiration Through Furmintation: Featuring Royal Tokaji

"Furmint is a white grape native to Hungary, with origins in the country's Tokaj region. Famed for its sweet botrytized wines, Tokaj has been steadily gaining traction as a producer of dry wines that are ideal for pairing with the country's rich cuisine." ...Continue reading on page 96 of Chef Magazine
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October 2, 2019
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The Wine Advocate: A Dal Forno Romano Retrospective

The Wine Advocate: A Dal Forno Romano Retrospective

Read Monica Larner's full article now at robertparker.com View the reviews here Amarone della Valpolicella is an extreme wine even when considered in its most basic form. The philosophy at the Dal Forno winery is to capture that spirit of excess by submitting the fruit to rigorous high-density planting (with 12,800 vines per hectare), drying the fruit with specially patented technology in a high-tech ventilated loft, applying vacuum conditions to winemaking after fermentation to avoid oxygen (using five times the weight of stainless steel compared to a regular winery) and then aging the wines in an ambitious regime of 100%...
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Monica Larner, September 19, 2019
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Beverage Media: New York State of Wine- Featuring our own Alexandra Schrecengost

Beverage Media: New York State of Wine- Featuring our own Alexandra Schrecengost

  “THE WINE scene in New York City is what I like to call ‘re-inventive’..." Wilson Daniels Director of Public Relations, Alexandra Schrecengost catches up with Beverage Media Group's Roger Morris about current wine trends in the Big Apple!  "There’s something for everyone, in a really ingenious way. I’ve recently observed lists that are more of an eclectic melting pot, which go beyond French and Italian selections and highlight Greek and Spanish wines that pair especially well with food,” says Alex Schrecengost, head of PR for Wilson Daniels, an American wine importer and distributor that represents such heavyweight classics as...
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Roger Morris, October 1, 2019
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Newsweek: Fall Equinox Means Red Wine Season: 9 Bottles to Celebrate the Official End of Summer – Featuring Kumeu River

Newsweek: Fall Equinox Means Red Wine Season: 9 Bottles to Celebrate the Official End of Summer – Featuring Kumeu River

Read the original article by Janice Williams at newsweek.com "Fall equinox may be the official end of summer, but the seasonal entry marks yet an even more special time—the start of red wine season. If you enjoy all varieties of wine as much as I do, then you've likely had a sip of Pinot Noir and Cabernet on even the hottest of days during the summer. Nothing, however, brings out the beauty of the colorful changing of leaves or the crispy cool weather conditions quite like red wine. Not to mention the many at-home chefs who will finally break out...
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Janice Williams, September 23, 2019
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Wine Spectator: 9 Beaujolais Red to Drink After Labor Day

Wine Spectator: 9 Beaujolais Red to Drink After Labor Day

Read the Full article at WineSpectator.com "While Beaujolais can be enjoyed year-round, the light-bodied, refreshing nature of Gamay makes these wines perfect for the summer, and a reintroduction to reds as the fall rears its head. But the fact that they're easygoing doesn't mean there isn't great quality here. Beaujolais wines can offer great expressions of the region's plentiful terroirs. Many of the best wines hail from the 10 crus, four of which are represented here. However, vintners also explore unique areas within the Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages levels, and sometimes blend from sites in different appellations. Today's selection highlights recently reviewed Beaujolais for...
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Gillian Sciaretta, September 5, 2019
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