For sheer variety, quality and value on a grand scale, France's vast Bordeaux wine-growing region leads the way. Thousands of producers offer terrific selections across crisp dry whites, refreshing rosés, beautifully balanced red blends and luscious sweet dessert wines.
India Wines Regrettably for consumers, recent decades have seen the prices for Bordeaux's famed Classified Growths reaching astronomic heights. Global conspicuous consumption has transformed the wines from beverages intended primarily for enjoyment with food.
Wines In India Expanding Asian markets and the dubious consumer fetish for wines with high numerical ratings help explain the development. Even so, legions of lesser-known, but tremendously competent, Bordeaux producers still consistently deliver marvelous values.
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The Bodega Catena Zapata table at LearnAboutWine's tasting of wines of Argentina. More than three dozen producers poured their wines for a trade and consumer tasting.
Wine In India Maybe I've been unlucky, but I've tasted so many indifferent Malbecs lately that the idea of attending a tasting of wines from Argentina didn't exactly set my heart racing. But I found myself, albeit somewhat reluctantly, last Wednesday at a trade and consumer tasting for Wines of Argentina at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. And I was happily surprised by what I found.
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Find Denver's The Infinite Monkey Theorem in RiNo (River North), a former industrial district, whose tasting room is hipster casual, and owner/winemaker Ben Parsons buys grapes from Colorado vineyards.
India Wine Sip Sonoma Russian River Valley pinot noir, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc – the most popular of a dozen wines produced at Bluxome Street Winery – as you watch the wine-making process through big windows in the tasting room. In this winery in SOMA (South of Market), a former industrial area where many tech firms from Airbnb to Zynga have offices, flights are $10 to $15, $20 for an "experience" – which combines a tour, charcuterie platter and flight. A food truck is often parked outside on Friday nights, while monthly Meet Markets feature artisan food producers and crafts vendors. Special Epicurean Experiences offer six-course dinners at local restaurants or vineyard dinners paired with Bluxome wines.
Wine In India City Winery pairs the cultural and culinary with Mediterranean-style small plates from a chef whose pedigree entails Franny's in Brooklyn, a 40-page global wine list, and a working winery whose barrels are visible from its Soho street. Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, who opened that Tribeca music club in 1987, has opened City Wineries in Manhattan (2008), Chicago (2012), downtown Napa in the former Napa Valley Opera House (April 2014), and Nashville (October 2014). Members can buy a barrel or a share, pick a grape variety and vineyard (covering California, Oregon, N.Y.), and participate in the wine-making process under supervision.
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Contact Nick Passmore The author is a Forbes contributor. The opinions expressed are those of the writer.
Wine Business In India A casual reader of these columns might assume, not without justification, that my preference veers to the European over the American but, as John Kerry was wont to observe, the situation is more nuisanced than that.
Wines From India It is true that the greatest wines still come from Europe – the best Burgundy, white and red, Bordeaux, German whites, Rhône whites and reds , Brunellos, Barolos and Riojas, surpass all but a very few American wines.
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