In 2013, when the San Francisco Chronicle handed their Winemakers of the Year award to Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts, the two hometown boys behind Napa's Arnot-Roberts winery, California still seemed to be in the midst of a timid transition from the old guard to something new.Read More
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The East Nashville Beer Festival will convene at East Park this Saturday for the seventh time in as many years. In 2017, nearly half of the 48 attending breweries are local to the Nashville area, and more still come from adjacent areas like Northern Alabama, East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, and Kentucky. Remember when local beer meant Blackstone, Yazoo, and a handful of homebrewers?
It's fair to say that craft beer in the South — and more to the point, in Nashville — has ...
Those terrific tectonic movements that cause volcanoes to erupt are also responsible for producing fertile grape-growing conditions. Volcanic soils are hot right now. And it would behoove you to pay attention to the vines they’re nurturing.Read More
In 2005, Anna Martens went to Sicily with her husband Eric Narioo, who was looking for wines to import to UK. They were both immediately taken with the area. "The volcanic soils were so black," Anna said. She was smitten with beautiful old bush vines, the dramatic scenery, the abandoned vineyards.Read More
In 1942 Fabrizio Iuli’s grandmother opened a restaurant in the Monferrato of Piedmont. His grandfather tended barbera vines on the hillside, and the family sold homemade wine to their patrons. Fabrizio grew up here, giving a hand in the restaurant and in the vineyard.Read More
New vintages roll through in waves. And it’s always exciting to become re-acquainted with some of our standbys, to appreciate subtle variations between the years. The experience is both novel and familiar, like meeting your friend’s sibling for the first time.Read More
Nothing new under the sun, so says the ancient wisdom. But is re-discovery any less novel? Enter petillant naturel, or pét-nat, the lightly fizzy style of natural wine that has day drinkers refreshing glass after glass.Read More
Ariana Occhipinti is a new breed of winemaker. She's young, steeped in the traditions of her ancestory, passionate about the story that a bottle of wine has the capacity to tell, and she has the gumption to do things her way.Read More
These Slovenian wines, made from Refošk and Pinela, are not as far out as they sound.Read More
It's "a modern way of saying we tend our vines the same way our grandfathers did: no chemical fertilizers, no herbicides and no artificial insecticides."Read More