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Vinous features a retrospective on Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

May 22, 2019

Vinous has published an article dedicated to the history of Chateau Montelena, the impact of evolving winemaking and cellar improvements, and above all the history of the flagship Estate Cabernet […]

Ginraw makes its debut in Food & Wine Magazine

May 22, 2019

Ginraw makes its debut in Food & Wine Magazine in an article about the extraordinary revival of the gin category and how best to “taste the gin-aissance.” Editor, Ray Isle offers some refreshing […]

Maria Ponzi on Vintage with Brian Bushlach

May 17, 2019

In honor of Oregon Wine Month, Anna Maria Ponzi, President and Second Generation Vintner of Ponzi Vineyards, was featured on the Vintage with Brian Bushlach podcast. She joined Brian to […]

A Site to See: Château de Nalys

May 17, 2019

Last fall, we were thrilled to launch Château de Nalys in the U.S. with the Guigal family. While Guigal is often considered to be the The King of the North […]

How Sparkling is Made

May 16, 2019

Wine Enthusiast has published an all-encompassing article about how sparkling wine is made – going back to its history and the different types of sparkling wine that are currently available […]

Wine, etc.: Grenache is an underrated wine you should try

May 15, 2019

Wine writers Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr wrote about the Grenache grape in their syndicated column in the Capital Gazette, “Wine, etc.: Grenache is an underrated wine you should try.” […]

Celebrate the Royal Baby’s Birth With These Limited Edition Foods: Cupcakes, Dairy Queen Blizzards and More

May 13, 2019

Leading entertainment publication UsWeekly has published a story touting ways fans of the Royal Family can celebrate the birth of Baby Archie, including Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée. In the slideshow story, “Celebrate the Royal […]

Masciarelli Villa Gemma Bianco Featured in Food & Wines “Bottle Service” Column

May 12, 2019

Villa Gemma Bianco, a “floral, melony white,” is featured in Food & Wine’s May issue as one of Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle’s summer white wine picks.

Abruzzo Traditions, by Four of Its Leading Women in Wine

May 12, 2019

Marina Cvetic and Miriam Masciarelli are featured in article about the most influential women in wine in Italy’s Abruzzo region. Read the full story here.

How Wines from a Little Known Region Became the Most Expensive in the World

May 12, 2019

Ornellaia and winemaker Axel Heinz feature prominently in an article in Fortune about the rise of Bolgheri as one of the world’s premiere winemaking regions. Read the full article here.

Axel Heinz Opens Up

May 12, 2019

Axel Heinz talks to Winesearcher’s Tom Hyland about his journey as a winemaker, and about Ornellaia’s journey from adolescence to adulthood. Read the full article here.

Masseto’s New Ultramodern Underground Winemaking Lair

May 11, 2019

Wine Spectator Unfiltered features the spectacular new “ultramodern underground winemaking lair” that Masseto unveiled just one month ago. Read the full story here.

A New Batch of Wine Reviews

May 10, 2019

Regional newspaper, The Winston-Salem Journal, highlights Chateau Montelena 2015 Calistoga Zinfandel in its latest list of wine recommendations.  Of the wine, columnist Michael Hastings adds it is “an elegant zin, […]

How Britain is celebrating the arrival of Baby Sussex

May 10, 2019

With all of the excitement surrounding the arrival of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s royal baby, AOL published “How Britain is celebrating the arrival of Baby Sussex.” The writer notes […]

EH Gift Guide: Mother’s Day Edition

May 10, 2019

Lifestyle publication Essential Homme featured Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2008 in its Mother’s Day Gift Guide. The list of luxe recommendations covers a variety of chic, luxury gifts worthy […]

4 sustainable Mother’s Day gifts to give mom this year, because flowers are way worse than you think

May 10, 2019

Right in time for Mother’s Day, Mic.com published a last minute gift guide titled “4 Sustainable Mother’s Day Gifts to Give Mom This Year.” Interestingly, the story begins by stating that […]

Winemaker of the Month: Matt Crafton, Chateau Montelena

May 10, 2019

The May issue of Wine Business Monthly features Chateau Montelena Winemaker Matt Crafton as its featured winemaker of the month. It offers great insight into his background and career trajectory, as […]

The Grape Nation Episode 110: Matt Crafton, Winemaker Chateau Montelena

May 9, 2019

During a recent visit to New York, Chateau Montelena Winemaker Matt Crafton visited Sam Benrubi’s  The Grape Nation and joined him on the podcast, “Episode 110 Matt Crafton, Winemaker, Chateau Montelena.” Throughout […]

Mother Dearest

May 8, 2019

Luxury lifestyle publication Nobleman has published a curated Mother’s Day giftguide, “Mother Dearest,” to help readers celebrate moms in style. Champagne Bollinger R.D. 2004 ($300) is among the featured gifts they […]

Here are Some of the Best Wine Choices for Mom

May 7, 2019

Just in time for Mother’s Day, USA Today has published a list of mom-worthy wine recommendations in the piece, “Here are Some of the Best Choices for Mom.” Among the 12 rosé […]