José Andrés Brings Zaytinya to New York; Cyrus Returns to Sonoma in September

In 2002, long before José Andrés founded World Central Kitchen and became one of the world’s most recognizable and beloved chefs, he opened a Mediterranean restaurant in Washington, D.C., called Zaytinya. Now, Zaytinya has come to New York City, where it opened in July inside the new Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad—one of several recent dining debuts in the Manhattan neighborhood. …

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Mitch Frank Named Senior Editor

Wine Spectator is pleased to announce the promotion of Mitch Frank to senior editor. Frank joined Wine Spectator as associate editor in 2005 and in his current position as news editor he is in charge of reporting breaking news for both print and digital. In this role, Frank delivers timely news on wine as it relates to health, celebrity, crime, …

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Daily Wine News: Climate Crisis

“It’s no secret that climate change is breaking records for heatwaves, frosts, fires, droughts, hail and wildfires. Their increasing frequency has left the wine world awash with initiatives, conferences, and research all concerning sustainable viticulture and its many facets: biodiversity, regenerative agriculture and the host of organic, biodynamic and sustainable labels or certifications they embody,” reports Elizabeth Gabay in Decanter. …

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A restless innovator: Champagne Jacques Lassaigne producer profile

Emmanuel Lassaigne in his vineyard. Emmanuel Lassaigne – vigneron inspiré Despite his lack of formal training and his base in Montgueux, a relatively obscure corner of Champagne, Emmanuel Lassaigne is producing some of the most compelling wines in the region. A restless innovator, he is always ready to try a new technique. According to Lassaigne, ‘most people do a blend …

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Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Summa Old Vines 2019 $85 (96 points)

Caressing, with underlying richness, but stays very refined overall. Boasts beguiling damson plum, blood orange and mulled pomegranate notes infused with subtle sandalwood, red tea and savory accents. A mineral note checks in on the finish, playing with the fruit beautifully as the two linger prettily. A special wine. Drink now through 2032. 160 cases made. Source : b1151ec4ea014aa35ae66dcf143a508e

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Tarima Monastrell 2020 | The Tarima 2020 is crafted in Spain…

The Tarima 2020 is crafted in Spain by the Bodegas Volver. Made from 100% Monastrell or Mourvedre, the wine shows aromas of boysenberry, bramble, lavender, smoke, coffee and sweet tobacco. A full body, great acidity and a dry finish make this wine perfect for food pairing. Palate: black currant, blueberry, lavender, cocoa, vanilla and sweet tobacco. Great value for money. …

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Winemaker Interview Series – Randy Ullom from Kendall Jackson Winery

During our Zoom interview on June 15th, we had a chance to catch-up with Randy Ullom who is the Winemaster for Kendall Jackson. In his Winemaster capacity, Randy oversees the entire Kendall-Jackson portfolio. During the interview we covered four of his new-release Chardonnays. We also talked about how I have been covering Randy’s […] The post Winemaker Interview Series – …

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