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WINE REVIEW: Two Grand Cru Sparkling Wines from Spain

April 30, 2021

Andrew Chalk of The Chalk Report highlighted two wines from Juvé & Camps, the worldwide leader of Gran Reserva Cava, in his latest post. The Reserva de la Familia 2017 […]

Posh French Winemakers Pounce on Big American Vineyard Selloff

April 27, 2021

Bloomberg’s Elin McCoy reported on the Bollinger family’s acquisition of Oregon’s Ponzi Vineyards as more European vintners invest in established U.S. estates. In order to get a full perspective on […]

Exploring The Cabernet Sauvignon Of Napa Valley, Part Four: Calistoga, Oak Knoll District, And Coombsville

April 23, 2021

Forbes highlighted Chateau Montelena and recommended the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 in a story that explores Napa Valley’s AVAs of Calistoga, Oak Knoll District and Coombsville. Writer Brian Freedman spoke […]

Dispatch – Sip

April 23, 2021

Chateau Montelena‘s Concierge Program is featured in the May issue of Modern Luxury San Francisco in a column that highlights new happenings in and around the area. The article speaks to […]

The posh bottles of wine so exclusive that you can’t just go out and buy

April 23, 2021

Fortune included Chateau Montelena in a story about exclusive, collectible wines that aren’t readily available to purchase at retail stores. In fact, the writer says, “If you dream of helping […]

Steven Spurrier: Burgundy’s 2019 Vintage is Not to be Missed

April 23, 2021

The late Steven Spurrier wrote a feature in The Somm Journal highlighting Burgundy’s 2019 vintage, including an in-depth overview of Domaine Chanson and the 2019 crus – four whites and […]

Here’s How to Tell if a Wine is Worth Aging

April 23, 2021

Robb Report wrote a detailed story to help readers better understand whether they should purchase wine to drink now or to age in their homes for years to come. Chateau […]

Quinta do Noval Declares 2019 Port Vintage

April 23, 2021

Decanter reported that Quinta do Noval has declared three ports from the 2019 vintage, including its famed “Nacional.” As for the extremely small production Nacional, produced from a small parcel […]

Wine Reviews: California New Releases

April 16, 2021

Terroirist highlighted Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2018 and Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 as part of a California new release story. Awarding it 91 points, the Russian […]

Toast with Mom

April 16, 2021

USA Today selected Gary Farrell Olivet Lane Chardonnay 2018 as a top toast for Mother’s Day this year. The story notes that the Russian River Valley region makes “world-class chardonnay, […]

Which Rosés Will Succeed in a Maturing Market?

April 16, 2021

Sevenfifty published a rosé focused feature, where the author spoke with several category thought leaders on how and which brands will continue to succeed, including Château Minuty Brand Director Anthony […]

The Italian Volcanic Red Wine Called “The Barolo of the South”

April 16, 2021

Wine Enthusiast recommended Paternoster 2016 Don Anselmo in a story highlighting 12 of the most exciting Aglianico grape bottlings from the Vulture region in Basilicata. The wine, which the publication […]

New Releases from Champagne

April 16, 2021

Forbes contributor Tom Hyland recommended Champagne Ayala Le Blanc de Blancs 2014 in a recent column focused on new releases. He notes “aromas of fresh lemon, yellow flowers and chamomile.” […]

Bring the Saint-Tropez Sunshine Home with Minuty Rosé

April 12, 2021

Tipsy Diaries encourages readers to try Minuty’s 2020 M and Prestige rosés as we await warmer weather, adding “the iconic producer of Côtes de Provence Rosé offers a new year […]

Champagne Maker Bollinger Buys Ponzi Vineyards

April 9, 2021

NBC Portland covered the news of the Bollinger family’s acquisition of Ponzi Vineyards in a TV segment that aired on Thursday, April 8. Sisters Maria and Luisa Ponzi spoke with […]

These Elite Bottles of Wine are So Exclusive, You Can’t Just Buy Them

April 9, 2021

Bloomberg highlights the library vintages of Chateau Montelena as some of the most exclusive bottles of wine available to consumers. Elin McCoy elaborates that “certain rare bottlings from big-name wineries […]

Fifty Shades of Syrah

April 8, 2021

In her latest feature for Wine Searcher, Margaret Rand details the factors that allow for Syrah’s ability to shapeshift into a multitude of guises ranging from cool and peppery to […]

Exciting News: Bollinger and Ponzi Families Unite

April 7, 2021

Today we have very big news! After 50 years working to establish the Willamette Valley as a world renowned wine region, the Ponzi family is staged for the next chapter. […]

Champagne – James Bond’s royal flush

April 5, 2021

In honor of the highly anticipated release of EON’s 25th Bond film, No Time To Die, Jancis Robinson published a detailed story about James Bond’s love for Champagne and Bollinger’s […]

New Napa Valley Wine Concierge Will Get You Wines Not Available for Purchase

April 5, 2021

Departures wrote a dedicated story on Chateau Montelena’s new customizable Wine Concierge program. The piece elaborates on the luxury offering, which gives wine lovers access to the winery’s extensive library […]