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Winery Profile: Channing Daughters

Who: Channing Daughters   What: Local Motion Toward Terrific Long Island Terroir   Where: Long Island, New York   Why: Because, in his other lives, founder Walter Channing has been a venture capitalist, a healthcare consultant, a furniture designer and … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Sonoma County

Where: Hugging the Pacific Coast and running east until it hits the Mayacamas Mountains, Sonoma County is about an hour north of San Francisco.   What: A vast and varied wine region that nevertheless boasts a strong sense of pride, community and … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Quinta do Feital

Who: Quinta do Feital   What: Spanish Expat Prioritizing Top Quality in Portugal   Where: Vinho Verde (Minho), Portugal   Why: Because Marcial Dorado is a Spaniard, but he’s working on the opposite side of the Minho River, in Portugal’s … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Valdespino

Who: Valdespino   What: Heritage of Jerez, Showing Off Sherry’s Splendor   Where: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain   Why: Because they’re one of the oldest, most traditional bodegas in Jerez, and they make some of the most old-school, thrillingly refined … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Chablis

Where: Two hours southeast of Paris on the A6 autoroute, this is the northernmost sub-region of Burgundy.    What: A one-of-a-kind wine region known for three specific things: a chilly climate, chalky limestone-and-clay soil, and 100% Chardonnay. This unique combination … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Burgundy

Where: In the middle of France, running roughly north to south from the town of Dijon to Lyon.   What: A collection of five individual sub-regions, all focused on the red grapes Pinot Noir and Gamay or the white grapes Chardonnay and … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Vinho Verde

Where: Portugal’s Vinho Verde DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada) fans out from the North Atlantic Ocean inland and upward to the boundary with Spain. In 1908, the region was one of the first to be demarcated in Portugal. It was … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Vouvray

Where: In the middle of France’s Loire valley, within the Touraine sub-region, sitting up on a bed of tuffeau (soft limestone) and watching over the Loire River just to the south.   What: The Loire Valley is also known as … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Nemea

Where: A ferry ride west from Athens is the Peloponnese region of Greece, and Nemea is the first sub-region you’ll arrive at when coming from this direction. It’s less than 20 miles southwest of the city of Corinth.   What: … Continue reading