Monthly Archive: February 2016

#VINO4: Elli Benchimol

Cool People. 4 Questions. 1 Bottle of Wine. The boys’ club of wine is shaking up with a bevy of likeminded women who are introducing their unique style and knowledge to the industry. This brings...

Cezanne Kouta 1813 Wine Shop

South African Wine Lover Brings Gems to the World

I was lucky enough to sit down with the pre-eminent authority on boutique South African wineries, Cezanne Kouta, at his relaxed store “1813” in Fourways, Johannesburg. Cezanne splits his time between the U.S. and...

A Winemaker With A Wild Imagination

Julie Johnson is a different kind of vintner. Listen (and watch) how she describes her Petite Sirah at Tres Sabores, her small winery in Napa’s Rutherford appellation. Johnson stops and laughs. “Too much?” Not at...

Kama Sutra And Wine

There’s a new winery whose Indian owners were inspired by the Kama Sutra. One of the newest additions to the lively wine and culinary scenes on California’s Central Coast is called LXV. It’s a labor...

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