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First taste: Ornellaia 2018

February 11, 2021

Decanter highlighted the reveal of Ornellaia 2018 in a dedicated feature, inclusive of a 96 point review. Approaching its 40th anniversary, writer Aldo Fiordelli admires that in this “relatively short […]

New Zealand – Worth Celebrating

February 10, 2021

In celebration of New Zealand Wine Week, Jancis Robinson shared a collection of tasting notes from a range of NZ producers, including Dog Point Vineyard. Robinson highlights the full Dog […]

Valentine’s Day In New York City: Where to Order Takeout, Dine Outside

February 9, 2021

Forbes and Avenue Magazine have offered New Yorkers some Valentine’s Day weekend dining inspiration, sharing recommendations for romance-worthy delivery and takeout options from beloved restaurants. Both publications included The Polo […]

The Best White Wines to Drink This Year

February 9, 2021

The Manual recommended Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018 as a white wine to enjoy all winter. The story notes, “finding a refined and truly dialed-in California Chardonnay isn’t quite […]

Food & Wine’s Ray Isle Visits Iron Horse Vineyards

February 5, 2021

“People ask me all the time – What is it?” Joy explains. “It’s the people.”

Review: 2018 Gary Farrell Pinot Noir Russian River Selection

February 4, 2021

After tasting the new release, Drinkhacker published a great review of the Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2018. “This brightly fruity pinot noir surprises not just with its […]

The 30 Best Red Wines for 2021

February 4, 2021

Vinepair highlighted 30 of its editorial team’s favorite red wines to reach for this year, including Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 and Gary Farrell Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir […]

Let’s Do Italian

February 4, 2021

Sante Magazine recommended Masciarelli ‘Marina Cvetic’ Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2016 and ‘Marina Cvetic’ ISKRA 2015 in a story about food friendly Italian wines. Writer Roger Morris describes the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo as […]

Exclusive: Vintus Names Michas As President, Adds Iron Horse Vineyards To Portfolio

February 3, 2021

Shanken News Daily exclusively announced on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 that VINTUS welcomed Iron Horse Vineyards into the portfolio. The news item also highlighted the promotion of Alexander Michas as […]

Valentine’s Day Champagne – You can drink well on a budget

February 3, 2021

Amy Reiley’s Eat Something Sexy featured Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur and Rosé Majeur, as well as Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée in a roundup of top non-vintage champagnes to pop open […]

World-Class Wines of Gary Farrell Winery

February 1, 2021

 Santé magazine contributor Penny Weiss shared key takeaways from a virtual Gary Farrell Winery tasting with readers, including recommendations of the Olivet Lane Chardonnay and Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir. As […]

Pop Culture: U.S. Sparkling Wine Houses Offer Delicious Bubblies for the Holidays

February 1, 2021

Wine Spectator highlighted Iron Horse Vineyards as a pioneering Russian River Valley winery within a feature discussing the growth in the US sparkling wine category, which is especially promising in […]

Pop Open Joy

February 1, 2021

Grapefriend’s latest newsletter urges readers to open and enjoy great bottles of wine right now, including Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso, because “a rough year just means you need to find […]

Treasure Under The Radar – Champagne Ayala

January 29, 2021

Andrew Chalk of The Chalk Report wrote about his re-introduction to Champagne Ayala and Brut Majeur NV. Chalk notes that while Ayala is “owned by James Bond’s favorite Champagne house, […]

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: the Top Champagnes Under $100

January 29, 2021

Forbes contributor Joseph Micallef highlighted Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée in a story focused on great champagnes for Valentine’s Day. He begins with a brief history of how Champagne garnered its […]

Two Women Leading Different Iconic Russian River Valley Wine Estates In California Discuss Neighborhoods Concept

January 28, 2021

Forbes contributor Catherine Todd spoke with two leading female winemakers from the Russian River Valley, Gary Farrell Winery’s Theresa Heredia and Merry Edwards’ Heidi von de Mehden, about the concept […]

Big in Bolgheri: A Live Chat with Ornellaia’s Axel Heinz

January 27, 2021

Wine Spectator Senior Editor Bruce Sanderson caught up with Ornellaia’s star winemaker, Axel Heinz, on Straight Talk, the publication’s twice weekly Instagram Live interview series. The engaging interview covered several […]

Wine of the Week-Gary Farrell 2018 Russian River Selection Pinot Noir-Russian River Valley

January 27, 2021

The Times Weekly in Chicago selected Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2018 as its wine of the week. In 2004, the release of the critically acclaimed film Sideways […]

Gary Farrell Vineyard: Outstanding New Releases from Winemaker Theresa Heredia

January 27, 2021

The International Wine Review highlighted a range of new releases from Gary Farrell Winery, including the 2017 Olivet Lane Chardonnay, 2018 Russian River Selection Chardonnay, 2017 Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir […]

The Top 12 Wines for Valentine’s Day

January 27, 2021

Town & Country selected Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017 and Tenuta Luce Lucente 2018 in the publication’s annual list of Valentine’s Day wine recommendations. Writers Lauren Hubbard and Sam […]