Month: December 2013

Zester Daily: The Californians Who Are Shaking Up Wine’s Mainstream (Eric Asimov)

December 2013

“Consider some of the wonderful wines coming from Napa Valley today. Of course, Napa is Cabernet country. But Cabernet is not the only wine worth making there, not when you have whites from producers like Massican and Matthiasson, made with Napa grapes like Ribolla Gialla and Tocai Friulano. Obviously, they, […]

San Francisco Chronicle – Top 100 Wines of 2013 (Jon Bonne)

December 2013

2012 Massican Sauvignon: “While Dan Petroski’s Annia blend gets more attention, this pure expression of an often underrated grape, here sourced from warm Pope Valley, provides an equally profound New World tribute to Italy’s Friuli. The mix of fragrant herbs, ripe tangerine and creamy quince, and the balance of rich […]

New York Magazine

December 2013

Vermouth’s Bitter Sweet Revenge: “Over the 227-year course of its modern history, vermouth has been a medicinal tonic, a way to salvage “off” wine, and a crucial component of the martini and the Manhattan. And in some parts of the world, it’s still a popular aperitif: in Italy, where the […]