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‘Drink Less, But Better’: Actor Sam Neill on Winemaking and What’s Next 

In this interview, Sam Neill discusses everything from shooting a film during the pandemic to his thoughts on natural wine. Though movie fans may know him for blockbusters like Jurassic Park or indie flicks like Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Sam Neill’s reputation in the wine world hangs on Pinot Noir. In 1993, he established Two Paddocks winery in Central Otago, New Zealand. Since then, the estate has earned accolades for vibrant, transparent Pinots produced from four distinct vineyards. We last chatted with Neill back in 2008. With Jurassic World: Dominion now on… Read More

Cameron Diaz Brushes Up on Organic Farming for Launch of New Wines

Cameron Diaz teamed with fashion entrepreneur Katherine Power to create the Avaline French rosé and Spanish white, emphasizing ingredient transparency and green practices. In Wine Spectator’s Unfiltered.  Read on (click here) Source: Cameron Diaz Brushes Up on Organic Farming for Launch of New Wines

A magical wine night on a Secret Beverly Hills Rooftop | October 25, 2019

  Fellow members and guests Come early, dress warmly and please join us in celebrating wine and Beverly Hills with our friends at Heritage Wine Bar. This will be their last “roof top” party of the year and should be a lot of fun! Taste gorgeous wines and enjoy 10% discount on food from their street level French restaurant. Complimentary glass of wine with your paid ticket before 7pm! Go to this link for discounted advanced tickets ASAP before Oct 21st. (Tickets are $15-$30).   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooftop-party-night-of-boheme-tickets-75913199423 **  Don’t forget to email us and… Read More

How Sulfites Affect a Wine’s Chemistry 

Wine professionals discuss sulfur’s impact on everything from oxidation to aromatic compounds and texture. The emergence of natural wine and the strong viewpoints that sometimes come with it—or against it—have generated endless arguments about sulfite additions and their effects on wine. Chemistry may be more useful than ideology for resolving those disputes, and on that front, scientific research is increasingly showing that sulfites have a very wide set of effects on wine’s aromas, mouthfeel, structure, and development in both the cellar and the bottle. Traditionally, sulfur dioxide (also known as SO2 or… Read More