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The 100 most amazing wines in Sonoma County

November 29, 2021

The Press Democrat included Iron Horse Vineyards in a story about the best wines produced in Sonoma County. The winery’s Wedding Cuvée 2017 and limited release Gratitude 2017 are two […]

Bubbles Rising

November 24, 2021

Wine & Spirits contributor Tyler Colman published an article that focuses on the serious issue that the Champagne industry is experiencing at the moment – due to high demand of […]

10 Outstanding Champagnes to Serve This Holiday, According to America’s Top Sommeliers

November 24, 2021

Robb Report spoke with some leading sommeliers to get their take on memorable vintage champagnes to consider for a holiday season splurge. Amanda Fraga of Michael Schwartz’s Genuine Hospitality restaurant […]

Here’s the wine you need on your Thanksgiving table, plus some turkey day cooking fails

November 24, 2021

WGCU – Grape Minds included a few highlights from a past interview with Chateau Montelena Winemaker Matt Crafton in their Thanksiving-themed podcast episode. In addition to sharing some past cooking […]

Your No-Stress, High-Enjoyment Guide to Thanksgiving Wine

November 24, 2021

Leading lifestyle outlet, The Coveteur, offered several tips from industry experts to enjoy a happy and successful holiday season with minimal stress. As part of the piece, the writer offered […]

2021 Luxury Gift Guide

November 24, 2021

Vue Magazine selected Château de Nalys Grand Vin 2017 as a “perfect red wine” to celebrate the holidays with. The writer describes the wine as “a deep, dense red with […]

Give Thanks for These 10 Perfect Thanksgiving Wines (2021)

November 24, 2021

Wine Enthusiast included E. Guigal Condrieu 2019 as a recommended wine to serve at the Thanksgiving table this year. Reviewer Anna Lee C. Iijima describes “notes of candied grapefruit peel, […]

10 Luxury Pinot Noirs for your Holiday Feast

November 23, 2021

The Baltimore Sun recommended Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2019 as one of 10 luxury pinots to feature at the holiday table this year. The writer explains, “this […]

Uncommonly Great Gifts for the 2021 Holiday Season

November 23, 2021

Coastal Home featured two wines from Gary Farrell Winery in its holiday gift guide, the Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 and Olivet Lane Chardonnay 2018. Single vineyard Pinot Noir is […]

Bottle Service

November 23, 2021

Food & Wine Senior Wine Editor Ray Isle included Chateau Montelena Potter Valley Riesling 2019 in its annual Holiday Issue. The wine is recommended as an ideal pairing to enjoy […]

The Italian Winemaking Region That’s Uncorking Its Potential

November 23, 2021

Forbes wrote a featured dedicated to Northern Italy’s Abruzzo winemaking region, famed for Montepulciano and Trebbiano grapes. The story hones in on Masciarelli, the pioneering family-owned winery that is celebrating […]

The Best Booze Gifts for the Home Bartender in Your Life

November 18, 2021

Vice included Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 in a round up of the best wine & spirits gifts to give this season. The writer admits that while gifting wine […]

Wine Spectator Names Château de Nalys Gran Vin Rouge 2018 the #10 Wine of the Year!

November 18, 2021

Wine Spectator has named Château de Nalys Gran Vin Rouge 2018 its #10 wine of the year, a huge honor and accolade for the Guigal family! For many people, the […]

The Fantastic Four of Tuscan Merlot

November 18, 2021

Wine-Searcher included Masseto and Le Macchiole Messorio in a story highlighting four iconic merlots from Tuscany. Masseto is described as the most sought-after wine in all of Italy, which is […]

Luxury Pinot Noirs for your Holiday Meals

November 16, 2021

The South Florida Reporter recommended Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2019 as one of the best luxury pinots to serve at the holiday table this year. Writer Tom […]

The Ultimate 2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Friends, Family, Coworkers and Beyond

November 16, 2021

Leading entertainment publication Life & Style included a trio three flagship Chateau Montelena wines in its annual gift guide. The writer notes that the 2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Napa […]

Le Coste di Monforte Vineyard Becomes Part of the Sandrone Family’s Heritage

November 16, 2021

The Sandrone family first discovered Le Coste di Monforte vineyard more than 20 years ago, and at that time already knew how special its grapes were. A friendship developed after […]

Genius of Wine – Philippe Guigal

November 8, 2021

The newly released annual edition of France’s Le Nouveau Bettane + Desseauve includes an amazing tribute to Philippe Guigal, naming him as this year’s Génie du Vin (genius of wine). […]

Holiday Sparklers

November 5, 2021

The Wine Buzz highlighted Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur and Rosé Majeur in a roundup about the best sparkling wines to enjoy this holiday season. The Brut Majeur is described as […]

25 of the Best Pinot Noirs for 2021

November 2, 2021

VinePair included Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2018 in a roundup of the best pinot noirs to try this year – and during the upcoming holiday season. This […]