When you think of Chilean wine, you probably don’t immediately think of Norwegian shipping magnate and his family, but you might think of the lost grape of Carmenère. But in this case, the pioneering spirit of Dan Odfjell and shipping company Armador came together in […]
While most people know of Rioja, and Cava, fewer people know of the secret delights of DOP Cariñena. Cariñena is not only just a town, it’s a varital grape, an appellation, and a region. Located in Aragón (yes, that Aragón), it sits just about halfway between Madrid […]
Driving up a dusty dirt road, at the edge of a vineyard in Lodi, you could see the history in the vines. These gnarled old beasts were baking in the late spring heat, and you could just feel the struggle as they worked to survive […]
Ranchero Cellars is a small winery, based in Paso Robles. When visiting for Hospice du Rhone this year, I made it a point to visit with Amy Butler, owner and winemaker for Ranchero on the recommendation of some local friends.