The Renaissance of Spirits – Absinthe
Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:30:34 +0000
Getting back to our occasional focus on spirits, we now take a look at absinthe, an anise-flavored spirit derived from botanicals, together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. Absinthe traditionally has a natural green color and is commonly referred to in historical literature as “la fée verte” (the green fairy). […]
The Wines of Oregon – with Vincent Wine Company
Tue, 09 May 2017 21:35:33 +0000
After years of apprenticing in wineries in Oregon and California, owner/winemaker Vincent Fritzsche launched Vincent Wine Company in 2009 to make Pinot Noir in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, adding Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc soon thereafter. Vincent intends to be all about low-input wine making, working with several sustainably-farmed vineyards around the Willamette Valley to produce small […]
2016 World of Pinot Noir Seminar – The Wines of Maison Joseph Drouhin
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:33:55 +0000
Founded in Beaune in 1880, Joseph Drouhin was an enterprising young man who came from the Chablis region at the age of 22, and settled in Beaune. His son Maurice succeeded him and began to establish a vineyard domaine for the House, purchasing land in some outstanding appellations such as Clos des Mouches and Clos […]
The Wines of Chile – with Viña Ventisquero
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:28:59 +0000
Ventisquero began making wine in 2000. With estate-owned vineyards in Chile’s major wine producing areas: Coastal Maipo, Casablanca, Leyda and Colchagua, along with extensive research into Chile’s terroir, Viña Ventisquero seeks to produce high quality wines and consistently made wines. The winery is led by a young, creative team of entrepreneurs who are creating distinctive, […]
2016 World of Pinot Noir Seminar – Côte de Beaune vs. Côte de Nuits – Part 2
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:31:09 +0000
Part 2 of a seminar from the 2016 World of Pinot Noir that takes us through Burgundy’s famed Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits regions. In a “March Madness” motif, moderator Don Kinnan has attendees taste the wines blind, one region against the other. So, join us as we listen to Don Kinnan give […]

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