Photo by: Osteria Mattone Osteria Mattone delivers an elegant Italian dining experience with a neighborhood feel. At Osteria Mattone, brothers and owners Daniel and Ryan Pernice bring refined yet casual dining inspired by Italy’s neighborhood eateries to Roswell, Ga.’s historic district. Ryan oversees general operations, while Daniel manages the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence–winning wine
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When it comes to wine, size matters. Large-format bottles add a large-format “wow” factor to any occasion. Not only are they more impressively sized and rarer than their standard counterparts, their larger wine-to-ullage ratio means that they tend to age more slowly as well. These 10 Restaurant Award winners around the world do it big
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A new video of the robot in action! Plus, blue wine washes up in France, and Kelly Clarkson defends red wine in Twitter take Yanu, a new drink-mixing automaton friend from Estonia, won’t try to drink your Champagne, unlike some other boozebots—instead, it’ll serve you that glass of bubbly with a smile little to no
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Darden Restaurants’ national wine director Brian Phillips navigates 22 interviews before lunch, a Champagne vending machine, and a Chinese wine tasting Monday, July 9, 2018 7:00 a.m. Lights, Camera, Coffee Some sommeliers know how to put on a show, but not many wine directors would count 22 media appearances before noon as just another part
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The culprits may have netted an estimated $1.7 million since 2014 from selling counterfeit bottles Photo by: Emanuel Berk Peter Sisseck’s Domino de Pingus has become an icon of Ribera del Duero. Three years ago, Peter Sisseck grew suspicious when a cork supplier his Ribera del Duero winery, Dominio de Pingus, didn’t normally use contacted
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Bordeaux scientists find (harmless) evidence of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Napa Cabernets Photo by: istockphotos Scientists tested wines from multiple vintages and found cesium-137 levels increased in the years post-Fukishima. Two years ago, nuclear scientist Michael Pravikoff, an American ex-pat working in France, was shopping at the local supermarket when he came across
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The insurance company gains a Howell Mountain property; winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown will remain Photo by: Curt Fischer Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, here at another client’s vineyard, will remain at Outpost for at least three years. AXA Millésimes, the wine division of the French insurance giant, is expanding to California. The company, which owns wineries
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Study shows that changes triggered by moderate alcohol consumption may help your body fight off future cardiovascular damage Photo by: istockphotos A little bit of wine can train your heart to fight off bigger threats. For years now, scientific research has found evidence that moderate drinking has heart-health benefits—now researchers are focusing on why those
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Eat, sleep and drink well at these Wine Spectator Restaurant Award–winning destinations While sprawling resorts have their place, there’s something special about smaller-scale lodging. Often nestled in scenic towns, with deep ties to the community, inns and bed-and-breakfasts provide an immersive way to explore a new place. But there’s no need to sacrifice quality for
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Photo by: Courtesy of the Hobbit Guests are invited to roam the property during their meal at the Hobbit. The Hobbit has been showcasing French cuisine in a unique format since 1972, when it opened in Orange, Calif. Michael Philippi bought the restaurant from his parents in the late 1970s with his wife, Debra. He
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Boscarelli produces consistently elegant and lively Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.The estate was founded in 1962 by founder Egidio Corradi who had a previous career as an international broker in Genoa and Milan.Corradi passed the torch onto his daughter Paola and her husband Ippolito De Ferrari. Today the estate is managed by their sons Luca and
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Juan Gil Jiménez built the Juan Gil winery in 1916 in the Jumilla region in Southeastern Spain. The fourth generation is currently running the winery and has expanded its production through acquisition of wineries in neighboring regions. They follow traditional winemaking philosophies while utilizing technology as needed in order to improve quality. Juan Gil is
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Macedonia which is located in the middle of Balkan Peninsula (bordering Albania, Serbia and Greece) has been making wines since ancient times. There are artifacts from 4,000 years ago that prove wine was a central part of the Macedonian culture. Wine flourished during the times of Alexander the Great as well as through Roman times
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