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A Father of Franciacorta: Franco Ziliani, Pioneering Winemaker of Italian Sparkling Wine, Dies at 90Ziliani’s passing came at a historic milestone, 60 years after making his first groundbreaking vintage of a Champagne-style sparkling wine for Berlucchi, the winery he came to own through his long partnership with Count Guido Berlucchi…

 
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Champagne Shortage Ahead of New Year’s Eve as Supply Chain Issues Hit Wine IndustryWine Spectator senior editor Alison Napjus warned on Wednesday, two days before New Year’s Eve, that “it c…….

Since serving as the setting for Sophia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation” in 2003, the Park Hyatt Tokyo has found a new audience in the form of film buffs who want to see where Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray found an on-screen spark.

There, on the upper floors of the Shinjuku Park Tower, among the tallest buildings in a city of skyscrapers, hotel guests will find breathtaking views of the Tokyo skyline and Mount Fuji, a stunning indoor pool, and a world-class restaurant.

They will also find a Finger Lakes riesling on the menu.

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While enjoying wine is absolutely a communal experience, there are many instances in which it does become quite subjective. For example, some red wine lovers may only swear by big, bold Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, Calif., or a bodacious Malbec from Argentina. Or if it’s white wine, an oaky Chardonnay or zippy Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand may be the preferred choice of fermented grapes.

To be clear, there is absolutely nothing wrong with loving these wines. In fact, these styles (and others) are often the gateway for many novice wine drinkers, leading them to explore dif…….

Each can of Nomadica Wine boasts a unique piece of art that pairs with the wine inside.

Nomadica Wine

Let the wine speak for itself.

That’s one of the guiding principles behind Nomadica Wine, a sommelier-founded, canned wine company. One of the biggest ways Nomadica pursues this goal is by pairing each wine with artwork that wraps around the can.

“There’s a perception that wine in a can is lower quality, and we’re looking to dismantle that perception thoughtfully but completely,” says Aiden Duffy, creative director fo…….

With its distinct and diverse growing areas, hundreds of native grape varieties, each often known by a plethora of names, and an ancient vinous heritage, Portugal’s laid-back Alentejo region is a wine explorer’s paradise. Sunny, safe, surprisingly affordable, and accessible (a quick and easy 30-minute drive east of Lisbon), Alentejo offers the wine-savvy traveler authentic experiences far from the crowds. At around the same size as Massachusetts, Alentejo (pronounced ah-len-TAY-zhoo) has much to satisfy lovers of the arts, history, and the outdoors and, especially, food and …….

While enjoying wine is absolutely a communal experience, there are many instances in which it does become quite subjective. For example, some red wine lovers may only swear by big, bold Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, Calif., or a bodacious Malbec from Argentina. Or if it’s white wine, an oaky Chardonnay or zippy Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand may be the preferred choice of fermented grapes.

To be clear, there is absolutely nothing wrong with loving these wines. In fact, these styles (and others) are often the gateway for many novice wine drinkers, leading them to explore dif…….

There are some times when you crave a glass of wine, but not the whole bottle. But how can you tell if your opened bottle of wine is still good?

Wine is a very finicky thing, and if not treated right, your leftover vino might as well already be poured down the drain. To learn why some wines last a little longer than others and how to avoid a little waste, VinePair taked to Alisha Blackwell-Calvert CSW, an independent wine consultant in St. Louis.

When it comes to opening a bottle of wine, Calvert says, it is a race against time. “Oxygen is a wine’s best friend, but a…….

If you’ve dined out in the past year or two (yes, even during a pandemic), you’ve undoubtedly encountered a new wave of wines sweeping across restaurant menus around the globe. What started as a small fad of brunch-lovers drinking orange wine with their eggs, has turned into a natural wine explosion.

Heading into 2022, natural wines are going to be all the rage, but there is a litany of questions that need some clarity. First, what is natural wine? Second, why are they becoming so popular? And third, are they any good?

At Fine Dining Lovers, we wanted to get to the bottom …….

Gus Clemens
 |  Special to the Avalanche-Journal

New Year’s Eve is called “amateur drunk” night because folks who do not regularly consume alcohol decide they might as well join the “oh-be-joyous” fest on the last night of the year.

Too much wine can cause a hangover just like other alcohol beverages. Here are some suggestions on how to avoid or survive:

• Take a non-drowsy antihistamine before drinking. Histamines can contribute to hangover.

• Drink low alcohol wines: less than 13% is a good target.

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Increasing Number of Wildfires One Aspect of Global Warming

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A recent 60 Minutes episode, entitled “Weather and Wine,” portrayed the vast devastation that global warming wrought on vineyards in Europe during the 2021 vintage. With extreme heat, flooding, and killer frosts, an estimated $2 billion dollars in wine sales were lost due to damaged wine grapes. In California, massive wildfires in August 2020 prevented many wineries from harvesting the highly valuable cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir grapes of Napa and Sonoma, because …….