Ridge Vineyards Awarded Inaugural Robert Parker Green Emblem

Consumers are searching for wineries that make additional efforts to enact sustainable practices. Robert Parker makes it easy for consumers to search for sustainably made wines by offering filters for certified organic or biodynamic. 
(Source: Ridge Vineyards)


Wine that went to space for sale with $1 million price tag

The wine is out of this world. The price is appropriately stratospheric.
Christie’s said Tuesday it is selling a bottle of French wine that spent more than a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station. The auction house thinks a wine connoisseur might pay as much as $1 million to own it.
(Source: Washington Post)


Southern Glazer's and Wine Spectator Raise $1.6 Million for Restaurants

With the help of Zachy's, Guy Fieri, Dave Portnoy and a star-studded lineup of vintners, the Conscious Collection Auction brought aid to an industry in need.

(Source: Wine Spectator)


Bollinger Champagne Owners Buy Oregon's Ponzi Vineyards

A pioneering Willamette Valley family, who arrived in the region in 1969 when Oregon Pinot Noir was considered impractical, sells control to marquee Champagne house.

(Source: Wine Spectator)


Wente Family Estates Announces Next Generation of Leaders

Wente Family Estates announced a new alignment for the company’s senior leadership as America’s longest continuously owned and operated family winery, celebrating 138 years of history in 2021. (Source: Wine Business)


Bordeaux Adapts with New Grapes

In entry-level bottlings, winemakers can begin using Touriga Nacional, Marselan and other varieties chosen for suitability in a changing climate.

(Source: Wine Spectator) 


New Travel Dream Fodder From Portugal: Ventozelo Hotel & Quinta

“Ventozelo is a hotel and quinta, not a hotel and spa,” says Jorge Dias, the CEO of Gran Cruz, during an interview at that brand’s gorgeous new hotel in the Douro Valley. (Source: Forbes)


NYC restaurant mistakenly served $2000 Mouton 1989;

couple ordered

 $18 Pinot Noir

A young couple who ordered an $18 Pinot Noir at Balthazar in New York found themselves enjoying Mouton Rothschild 1989 listed at $2,000 following a mix-up, according to owner Keith McNally.

(Source: Decanter)  


Passing the Tuscan Torch: A Live Chat with Piero Antinori

The Italian wine legend talks about revolutionizing Tuscan wine, ushering in the next generation at his family company and planting new vines across the globe. (Source: Wine Spectator)  


Malbec Moves Ahead: A Live Chat with Laura Catena

Bodega Catena Zapata’s managing director discusses harvest under lockdown in Argentina, Malbec’s growing demand, and the grape’s next big hurdle.

(Source: Wine Spectator)