Urban Wineries

Urban Wineries

Urban Wineries Urban wineries are a growing trend. The earliest were started up in the United States, particularly in California, about 20 years ago, but are now to be found all over the country, and the concept has spread, to Europe, Hong Kong and Australia. London...
California Wine: It’s All a Dream

California Wine: It’s All a Dream

California Wine: It’s All a Dream A 50th Anniversary is a big deal not only for couples and businesses but also for California wineries. Throughout 2022, neither fires nor earthquakes will prevent two dozen wineries from celebrating their 50th harvest. In 2023...
Life After Nouveau: The Rise of the Beaujolais Cru

Life After Nouveau: The Rise of the Beaujolais Cru

Life After Nouveau: The Rise of the Beaujolais Cru Over the past 30 years, I have watched the wave of Beaujolais Nouveau rise, crest and break in Japan. It used to be the cultural norm for Japanese adults to drink Nouveau from plastic cups on the third Thursday in...
The Wine Women of Bandol

The Wine Women of Bandol

The Wine Women of Bandol The next time you gaze at the wine wall in your local supermarket, imagine each bottle as a person with dreams and aspirations. In the Provençal wine region of Bandol, a lot of those people are women, who may work alongside the men at family...