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WHERE VIOGNIER SHINES

WHERE VIOGNIER SHINES

October/November 2016 The SOMM Journal planet grape by Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis THE ANCIENT GRAPE IS AT ITS BEST IN CONDRIEU AND SOUTH WEST FRANCE Viognier (vee oh nyay) was grown in the Northern Rhone during the Roman Empire. When the Romans were forced out of Gaul in the 5th Century, the vines remained uncultivated […]

2015 Esprit Gassier Rose Cotes de Provence

2015 Esprit Gassier Rose Cotes de Provence

2017 INTERNATIONAL ALSACE VARIETALS FESTIVAL FEATURING CREMANT D’ALSACE

2017 INTERNATIONAL ALSACE VARIETALS FESTIVAL FEATURING CREMANT D’ALSACE

Planet Grape Wine Review presented this past weekend during the sold out Educational Session at the 2017 International Alsace Varietals Festival, held at the Mendocino Fairgrounds in Boonville amidst the rolling hills and meadows of California’s Anderson Valley. Dr. Liz Thach MW and Fred Swan Diploma WSET joined me for a lively panel presentation of the sparkling […]

OSCAR NIGHT PASSIONFRUIT CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

OSCAR NIGHT PASSIONFRUIT CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

Piper-Heidsieck PRESENTS THE PERFECT CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL FOR OSCAR® NIGHT  Celebrate Awards Season with this Sweet and Sumptuous Passionfruit Cocktail!  Impress your friends and loved ones with the perfect passionfruit Champagne cocktail as you celebrate the Oscars® from home this year.  Made with Piper-Heidsieck, the sole Champagne to be served during the 2017 Academy Awards®, The Seductress […]

2015 Georges DuBouef Jean-Ernest Descombes Morgon Beaujolais

2015 Georges DuBouef Jean-Ernest Descombes Morgon Beaujolais

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2015 Georges DuBouef La Madone Fleurie Cru Beaujolais

2015 Georges DuBouef La Madone Fleurie Cru Beaujolais

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2015 Georges DuBouef Flower Label Beaujolais-Villages

2015 Georges DuBouef Flower Label Beaujolais-Villages

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2016 Georges DuBoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau

2016 Georges DuBoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau

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nv Locations F5 French Rose

nv Locations F5 French Rose

nv Charles Baur Brut Emotion Crémant d’Alsace

nv Charles Baur Brut Emotion Crémant d’Alsace

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2013 Albert Mann Extra Brut Crémant d’Alsace

2013 Albert Mann Extra Brut Crémant d’Alsace

nv Charles Baur Brut Collection Cremant d’Alsace

nv Charles Baur Brut Collection Cremant d’Alsace

nv Moet & Chandon Brut Rose Imperial Champagne Emoji Bottle

nv Moet & Chandon Brut Rose Imperial Champagne Emoji Bottle

nv Pierre Sparr Cremant d’Alsace Rose Brut

nv Pierre Sparr Cremant d’Alsace Rose Brut

nv Willm Cremant d’Alsace Blanc de Noirs Brut

nv Willm Cremant d’Alsace Blanc de Noirs Brut

SHERRY-LEHAMNN/KEVIN ZRALY BORDEAUX MASTER CLASS NYC

SHERRY-LEHAMNN/KEVIN ZRALY BORDEAUX MASTER CLASS NYC

Explore the terroir of St. Julien and the great Leoville estate along with its newest acquisition, Chateau Mauvesin with Proprietor Damien Barton-Sartorius and America’s Leading Wine Educator Kevin Zraly on Tuesday, January 24th, 7:00-9:00pm, for a reception and seated tasting at the Sherry-Lehmann Gallery, 505 Park Avenue at 59th St. NYC. $250 per person. Limited. […]

2014 Domaine A. et P. Villaine Mercurey Les Montots

2014 Domaine A. et P. Villaine Mercurey Les Montots

2015 Chateau de la Chaize Rose Beaujolais Village

2015 Chateau de la Chaize Rose Beaujolais Village

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2013 Chateau de la Chaize Vielles Vignes Brouilly Cru Beaujolais

2013 Chateau de la Chaize Vielles Vignes Brouilly Cru Beaujolais

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2014 Chateau de la Chaize Brouilly Cru Beaujolais

2014 Chateau de la Chaize Brouilly Cru Beaujolais

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FRED SWAN’S SPIRITS REVIEWS – MEZCAL & MALTS

FRED SWAN’S SPIRITS REVIEWS – MEZCAL & MALTS

Check out Planet Grape Panelist and Contributor Fred Swan’s latest spirits reviews! Bastille 1789 Hand-Crafted Whisky France Wemyss Malts The Hive Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Chamucos Tequila Blanco Mexico Chamucos Tequila Anejo Mexico Los Amantes Mezcal Joven Lot 11 Oaxaca Mexico Los Amantes Mezcal Reposado Lot 12 Oaxaca Mexico Los Amantes Mezcal Anejo Lot 13 […]

Bastille 1789 Hand-Crafted Whisky France

Bastille 1789 Hand-Crafted Whisky France

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2015 Remy Pannier Rose d’Anjou

2015 Remy Pannier Rose d’Anjou

2015 Remy Pannier Muscadet

2015 Remy Pannier Muscadet