Why Sales Of Brad And Angelina’s $390 ‘Pandemic’ Champagne Will Soar

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s company launches its first champagne on 15 October for $390 a bottle, despite a slump in champagne sales during the pandemic. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s new champagne house, Fleur de Miraval, launches its first champagne on 15 October. The couple, who divorced in 2016, still operate the business together as an investment for their children. According to People magazine, the champagne house is in the small French village of Mesnil-sur-Oger, which is home to some of the most valued champagne vineyards in the region–the champagne house,… Read More

The Six Regions Bringing Out the Best In German Wine 

Germany’s top six Grosse Lage, or ‘Grand Cru,’ regions are producing some of the country’s best dry wines. Here’s what to look for. In Germany, where wine preferences have long been swinging dry and drier still, the market is dominated by trocken, or dry wines made from Riesling, Pinot Noir(known as Spätburgunder), Pinot Gris (or Grauburgunder) and more. Among the very best are dry wines classified as Grosses Gewächs, or “great growths,” GG for short. They represent standout dry expressions of exemplary single vineyards known as Grosse Lage, Germany’s version of the grand… 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

Virtual Tasting – Paso Robles featuring Caliza Winery June 13th, 2020

Hello wine lovers and fellow #902wine0’s First and foremost, we hope you are all healthy and safe. With that said, please consider joining us in exploring our favorite wine region here in the states, Paso Robles. The wines being made in Paso Robles are truly gorgeous and worth tasting. The folks that make the wine are passionate, friendly and accessible. One of our favorite wineries is Caliza Winery. Caliza makes very high quality wine, some of the finest in Paso Robles. From Caliza: Caliza is a small, family-owned and operated vineyard and… Read More

30 great places to drink wine in Los Angeles

Critic Bill Addison recommends L.A. wine bars and restaurants with excellent wine lists The wine list at Kismet in Los Feliz — printed on six or so loose sheets of marigold-colored paper, clasped in a small silver binder clip — has no descriptions for the biodynamic Alsatian whites and the sulfur-free Rhône reds it catalogs. The only extraneous information appears in the Skin Contact/Orange category. Under the names and prices of the wines, beverage director Kae Whalen notes the length of time the grapes macerated with their skins during the winemaking process:… Read More