Daily Archives: October 20, 2022

Paolo e Noemia d’Amico

Paolo e Noemia d’Amico is a project that sits at the intersection of oenology, art and hospitality – a product of passion and dedication that, supported by the entrepreneurial spirit of its founders, has grown in both size and quality to become one of Lazio’s most renowned names. Life-changing moment The project is the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Paolo and …

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Penfolds doubles production capacity in France following Château Lanessan acquisition

Château Lanessan, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux The deal includes 390ha of land in the Haut-Médoc appellation, of which 80ha is currently planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, along with the winery. It will allow TWE’s flagship brand, Penfolds, to increase its focus on creating blends featuring grapes from Bordeaux and Barossa. Earlier this year, chief winemaker Peter Gago unveiled Penfolds …

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Daily Wine News: Cool Factor

(Source: Wikimedia) Restaurants and bars of all sorts—in Kansas, in Vermont, in New York—have natural wine lists, with similar bottles. So what happens when something originally avant-garde goes so mainstream? In Bon Appétit, Jordan Michelman looks at whether natural wine is losing its cool factor. Does Texas really want to be known as Wine Country? In Texas Monthly, David Courtney …

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Jesse Katz: Exploring Sonoma’s Bordeaux expressions

Jesse Katz. Credit: Christian Horan. The Colorado native was 21 years old when he realised he knew what he wanted to do with his life. But his love for vineyards and the world of wine started much earlier. As a child, Jesse had the unique privilege of travelling with his father, professional photographer Andy Katz. Including visits to the world’s …

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Monopoly Napa Valley edition of famous board game released

Top Trumps USA has published the game, under licence from Hasbro. Fans of California wine and board games can now pour a glass and spend an afternoon playing the new Monopoly Napa Valley edition, released this week by Top Trumps USA, under licence from brand owner Hasbro. Top vineyard areas St. Helena, Calistoga and Yountville are among the properties and …

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Grands Chais de France purchases historic Stellenbosch winery

The Alsace-based group is France’s biggest wine exporter and the biggest private winemaker in the country, with 68 properties spread across the country. It is also the largest exporter of French wine, accounting for around one in every six bottles sold in international markets, with brands including Calvet and J.P. Chenet. The company, whose full name is Les Grands Chais …

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Tuscany’s Frescobaldi unveils Calimaia estate in Montepulciano

Tenuta Calimaia vineyards. There are historic links between the area and the Frescobaldi family, which will make Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG wines at Tenuta Calimaia. Frescobaldi originally acquired the estate last year, when it was known as Corte alla Flora, and has now relaunched it within the group’s portfolio of Tuscan wineries. Tenuta Calimaia vineyards. Photo credit: Marchesi Frescobaldi. …

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