Tag: Long Feature

Weingut Nikolaihof, Mautern, Wachau, Austria

The oldest wine estate in Austria, dating back to 985, has for the past 110 years housed a unique family of vintners. The merchant Saahs family bought this run-down Wachau property from the church at

A Perfect 10?

Mother Nature was unkind in 2010 – an earthquake in Haiti, floods in Pakistan and an unpronounceable volcano in Iceland. There was huge financial trauma; many are still recovering. But commodities and collectibles – especially

Torbreck, naturally

In February, I spent a very enjoyable evening in New York with Alice Feiring, the “high priestess” of “natural” wine and author of The Battle for Wine and Love: Or How I Saved the World

Wine from Sardinia

When I first visited the Italian island of Sardinia in 1998 it was with a group of other wine salespeople with our focus understandably upon our lone supplier of Sardinian wines. During our journey here

Santorini

Many great wines have their foundations in volcanic soils. Alsace’s Thann yields exuberant wines in the hands of Humbrecht and Schofitt. Across the Rhein in Baden’s Kaiserstuhl a number of winemakers achieve consistently good results

On Israeli wine

Wine in Israel Text: David Furer Copyright © David Furer & BKWine 30 wineries ― or 130 Israel boasts 30 commercial wineries of which 10 actively export, and nearly 130 boutique wineries. It’s also one

On Lebanese wine

Lebanon Text: David Furer Copyright © David Furer & BKWine September 11 As with most momentous world events, people have their own September 11 story. Mine had me aboard an airplane from Rome-Beirut before returning

Côtes du Rhône Villages

With the recent battering taken by French wines from less-heralded areas, a spotlight’s been turned to raising the status of some appellations in the southern Rhone valley. The last ascension to cru status was Vacqueyras

Local Wine, Local Oak

Text: David Furer Photo: Per Karlsson / BKWine & David Furer Copyright © David Furer & BKWine With the rise of flavor profiles attributed to French wood, along with their undisputed preeminence in technique, the

Calvados

Calvados – The apple fruit brandy from Normandy Text: David Furer Photo: Per Karlsson, BKWine Copyright David Furer & BKWine, December 2008 An abbreviated version of this appeared in the US’ Sante magazine, www.isantemagazine.com. Autumn

A Perfect 10?

Mother Nature was unkind in 2010 – an earthquake in Haiti, floods in Pakistan and an unpronounceable volcano in Iceland. There was huge financial trauma;

Torbreck, naturally

In February, I spent a very enjoyable evening in New York with Alice Feiring, the “high priestess” of “natural” wine and author of The Battle

Wine from Sardinia

When I first visited the Italian island of Sardinia in 1998 it was with a group of other wine salespeople with our focus understandably upon

Santorini

Many great wines have their foundations in volcanic soils. Alsace’s Thann yields exuberant wines in the hands of Humbrecht and Schofitt. Across the Rhein in

On Israeli wine

Wine in Israel Text: David Furer Copyright © David Furer & BKWine 30 wineries ― or 130 Israel boasts 30 commercial wineries of which 10

On Lebanese wine

Lebanon Text: David Furer Copyright © David Furer & BKWine September 11 As with most momentous world events, people have their own September 11 story.

Côtes du Rhône Villages

With the recent battering taken by French wines from less-heralded areas, a spotlight’s been turned to raising the status of some appellations in the southern

Local Wine, Local Oak

Text: David Furer Photo: Per Karlsson / BKWine & David Furer Copyright © David Furer & BKWine With the rise of flavor profiles attributed to

Calvados

Calvados – The apple fruit brandy from Normandy Text: David Furer Photo: Per Karlsson, BKWine Copyright David Furer & BKWine, December 2008 An abbreviated version