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Wine Picks

January 25, 2021

Syndicated columnists Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr highlighted Gary Farrell Winery’s 2017 Olivet Lane Chardonnay in their latest South Florida Reporter column. The duo participated in a Zoom tasting with […]

Miriam Masciarelli Promotes Girl Power

January 25, 2021

Beverage Media connected with Miriam Masciarelli via Zoom, where they discussed the history of her family’s namesake winery, Masciarelli. As a brand manager for the winery, Masciarelli also elaborated on […]

Gary Farrell Winery – Vineyards And Wines Of Distinction

January 20, 2021

Syrah Queen published an extremely indepth story focused on Gary Farrell Winery, including reviews of the Olivet Lane Chardonnay 2017 and Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017. Writer Rupal Shankar participated […]

Bollinger Appoints New House Cooper

January 20, 2021

The Drinks Business reported on the news that Champagne Bollinger has appointed  Gaël Chaunut as its new head cooper. Importantly, the piece reiterates that Bollinger remains the only property in […]

Wines of the Year 2020: white wines

January 19, 2021

Decanter selected Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2019 as one of their tasting panel’s top white wines of 2020. During a blind tasting, the wine was described as “herbaceous on the […]

Review: Marina Cvetic 2015 Iskra and 2016 Riserva

January 19, 2021

Drinkhacker contributor Christopher Null confessed that it has been a few years since the publication delved into the wines of Abruzzo’s Marina Cvetic, so his latest piece explores “a pair […]

Sparkling Wine – and the best bubbly for the 2020 holidays

January 15, 2021

Vindulge published a roundup of writer Mary Cressler’s favorite sparkling wines and champagnes tasted in 2020, including Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur and Rosé Majeur. The robust piece provides readers with […]

The 10 Best Rosé Champagnes to Drink in 2021

January 15, 2021

The Spruce Eats’ contributor Celine Bossart shared a list of her favorite rosé champagnes for different occasions, including Champagne Ayala Rosé Majeur as the best option to pair with a […]

The Best New Champagne For Your Valentine’s Day Dinner

January 14, 2021

Forbes contributor Larry Olmsted has a different spin on Champagne for Valentine’s Day. Rather than compiling a round up of bottles with cheeky holiday promotions, he decided to dedicate an […]

Six of the Best Wines to Pair with Chili

January 14, 2021

Forbes contributor Katie Kelly Bell selected Masciarelli Marina Cvetic ISKRA 2015 as one of the six best wines to enjoy with chili this winter. Winemaker Marina Cvetic hails from Croatia […]

The 25 Best Rosé Wines Under $25

January 14, 2021

Delish has rounded up their writers’ favorite rosé wines, including M de Minuty 2019, to start sipping now, well in advance of summer 2021. According to their team, “This is […]

Blue Reviews

January 13, 2021

Anthony Dias Blue of The Tasting Panel awarded Gary Farrell 2018 Russian River Selection Chardonnay with 95 points. He describes the wine as having a “golden color and an aromatic […]

New Wine Tariffs Take Effect

January 12, 2021

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/wine-tariffs-take-effect Fond of Bordeaux? Big fan of Côtes du Rhône? You might want to stock up. New tariffs announced on New Year’s Eve by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are likely to […]

A Day Out in Calistoga

January 12, 2021

Regional lifestyle publication Marin Living including Chateau Montelena as a must visit destination for a day trip in Calistoga. Writer Casey Gillespie says “this storied family-run winery is every bit […]

Eat, Drink, Play

January 12, 2021

The Mercury News in Northern California featured Chateau Montelena as one of the best virtual tasting room experiences in wine country. In addition to sharing historical background on the picturesque […]

Second Half 2020 Sample Roundup

January 12, 2021

Dallas Wine Chick highlighted the Champagne Ayala range within a story dedicated to standout wines tasted during the second half of 2020. Writer Melanie Ofenloch sets the stage by noting […]

10 High-Scoring California Chardonnays to Sip and Savor

January 8, 2021

Wine Enthusiast including Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2018 in a roundup of top scoring chardonnays to enjoy this winter. Reviewer Virginie Boone says, “this wine offers such tremendous […]

Caroline Latrive and Champagne Ayala

January 8, 2021

The Napa Valley Register’s latest wine column offers an in depth feature story on Champagne Ayala and Cellar Master Caroline Latrive. The story opens by sharing the legacies of other […]

Washington Post Great Value Wine Selection: E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2018

January 7, 2021

To start off the New Year right, the Washington Post curated an excellent selection of “great value wines” to enjoy in 2021. The list features the 2018 E. Guigal Côtes […]

Stay Safe, Sip Well: Sparkling Wines for Trying Times

January 5, 2021

Wanda Mann of Wine with Wanda recounted how she’s adapted life as a wine journalist this past year and how she’s grown to appreciate tasting wines quietly and at her […]