Month: June 2015

Marynissen Estates
Wine

Marynissen Estates – Niagara-On-The-Lake

Niagara Peninsula, hugging the border between New York State and Ontario, where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario, has been producing wine for a long time. Starting 1970’s, quality has improved, and continues to improve for a variety of reasons. One is the warming climate. The other, consumer demand for […]

Alvear Winery
Wine

Alvear Winery – Montilla-Moriles, Spain

The Alvear winery is the second oldest of Spain, and oldest in Montilla, east of Jerez de la Frontera. It was founded by Diego de Alvear y Escalera in 1729. The family originates from Burgos in Rioja in northeastern Spain, but moved to Montilla. Presently the establishment owns 250 hectares […]

Enigmatic Burgundy
Wine

Enigmatic Burgundy

Enigmatic Burgundy, located in central eastern France, is one of the most famous and historic wine regions of the world, yet wine enthusiasts find it to be one of the most difficult to understand. Although only two main grape varieties dominate production (chardonnay for white, and pinot noir for red), […]