World-class wine-tasting event coming to Ningxia in 2021

“This is the second time that this kind of international wine event has been held in China. After Beijing, we are heading for Ningxia, China’s most promising wine region, which most certainly has some amazing surprises in store for us,” said Thomas Costenoble, CEO of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

Wine’s diversity issue starts with the way we talk about the taste of wine

And masculine and feminine are innocuous compared with some of the sexist wine language that has passed as normal for many years. It astounds me that the word “slutty” — used to describe a wine whose appeal is obvious, rather than subtle — remains in circulation. (“Slutty” in a wine context is almost always used […]

Everything you need to know about Mendocino wine

Women-only tasting groups are on the rise, reports the New York Times Style section. Hurray! I can’t help but wonder whether gatherings like these are responding to our growing awareness of how difficult work environments can be for women in the food and beverage industries. Recent revelations, in case you missed them, included disturbing allegations […]

Is Napa growing too much wine? Residents seek to preserve treasured land

Voters will decide on the proposal by 5 June, but the campaign has sharply divided the wine community. Veteran vintners like Winiarski have gone against the industry trade groups, who are united in their opposition. The Napa Valley Vintners, a key trade body, initially supported the measure but later pulled a surprise U-turn. Wilson and […]

Winemakers are worrying about smoke taint, but wine drinkers should not

More to the point, you are highly unlikely to ever taste a smoke-tainted wine, because wineries are bending over backwards right now to ensure that no compromised liquid enters a bottle. They are spending thousands of dollars on lab testing, considering cutting back on their production and investigating ways to mitigate any smoke exposure that […]

Iron Horse is the perfect tasting room for sparkling wine

INSIDE INFO: On Sundays from April to October, Iron Horse hosts the Tomales Bay Oyster Girls, a roving, all-female band of shuckers, from noon to 4 p.m. It rivals the actual Tomales Bay experience — especially because you can reserve a picnic table in Iron Horse’s redwood gazebo ($35 rental fee, plus minimum one bottle […]

Wine Country Grape Growers Fear Significant Damage From Wildfire Smoke

“And now the labs are overrun,” said Dr. Anita Oberholster, a UC Davis enology professor. “They have a 30-day backlog at this point in time so, not only do you need to pick a week from now but you can only get your number 30 days from now.”

Particpants get taste of Italian culinary culture in HCMC

Michele D’Ercole, President of ICHAM, stated, “The event is a way to help us promote the image of Italian cuisine as well as to protect consumers by providing accurate information so they can avoid buying products with Italian sounding names that are not actually Italian. We hope the event will help Vietnamese people understand more […]

Real Housewives of Dallas star Kameron Westcott sells her stunning $5.1M Barbie-inspired mansion… complete with entirely pink office

The couple’s realtor remarked: ‘This is the start of a new and exciting chapter for the Westcott family. It’s particularly fun for me because I grew up with Court and it’s so fun to watch his marriage blossom and bloom’ 

Dallas’ 1st Black female police chief to step down Nov. 10

“We cannot exclusively rely on law enforcement to reduce crime, but we absolutely need new policing strategies and fresh eyes that can help us reverse the unfortunate and unacceptable increases in violent crime in our city,” Johnson said in a statement.