You've been to enough wine tastings to follow the steps of swirling, smelling and tasting. You're not 100% sure what the smell of wine does for the taste, but you've listened to people talk about the nose of a wine. So, what can you learn about a wine from its smell?
Modern winemaking began on Long Island in 1973 when Louisa and Alex Hargrave planted their first grapes. They hoped the climate was right for Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir grapes and they were. Their dream became the region's first commercially successful vineyard.
Pairing a great wine with a great meal can seem intimidating. There are so many choices from white, to red, and rosé, as well as a lot of rules. But most of those rules aren't hard and fast, and can be boiled down to a few simple guidelines that will ensure that you have a great meal with great wines.
Two distinct tastes married in one bottle. Languedoc brings historic, traditionally rich and fruity flavor to the union. The North Fork region of Long Island, with its cool climate, brings out the best in Merlot.
The climate that grapes are grown in will affect the wine that is produced from those grapes. There are many variables that go into making a bottle of wine. The amount of sun the grapes received, the care that the vines receive, the amount of water the grapes have received during the growing season…
Winemakers throughout the south of France are reeling from the damage caused by a record setting heatwave. Cries of “Je n’ai jamais vu çà!” (“I’ve never seen that [in all my life]”) are drowning the chant of cicadas that form the usual soundscape of this Mediterranean French winegrowing region.
It’s the story of a newlywed couple: he’s an artist, she’s a marriage-counselor-in-training. Not surprisingly, the budget is tight, and they often resort to canned tuna to make ends meet. At the end of another long day, the husband sits, alone, ruminating, wondering how to pay the rent and pay for necessities this week…
Hi friends, Julia here to share a little bit about my first time at Vinisud in Montpellier, France this past February. If you're not sure what that is don't worry, I was right there with you. Maiden + Liberty has given me a crash course in the industry and guess what? They have large conferences where people get together to talk shop. Revolutionary!