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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

Regional Profile: Hunter Valley

Where: Hunter Valley is technically a “zone” within the state of New South Wales (on the southeastern side of Australia, a quick two-hour jaunt north of Sydney). It’s a river valley in between the Tasman Sea and the Brokenback Range. … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Mosel

Where: In the central eastern portion of Germany, carrying right along with the Mosel River and embracing the Saar and Ruwer tributaries, too.   What: The preeminent site for Riesling in the world. Most of the best vineyards are on … 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

Winery Profile: Domaine de la Pépière

Who: Domaine de la Pépière   What: Rebel with a Cause Turning Muscadet from Pauper to Prince   Where: Pays Nantais (Loire, France)   Why: Because Marc Ollivier, owner of Domaine de la Pépière, doesn’t care what anybody thinks of the “little old” Muscadet … Continue reading

Somms We Love: Joshua Nadel

Currently at: Locanda Verde, 377 Greenwich St., New York, NY; The Dutch, 131 Sullivan St., New York, NY   If you weren’t in the restaurant business, what would you be doing? Teaching and making art, training seeing-eye dogs or working … 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

Grape Files: Melon de Bourgogne

Color: White   Grown in: Muscadet (Pays Nantais, Loire, France)   Profile: Melon de Bourgogne is synonymous with Muscadet, and most people refer to it as the latter. Muscadet is both the name of the region it’s grown in and … Continue reading