Wine

New York City’s famed Restaurant Week is back for a summer 2021 edition, running from July 19 through Aug. 22. Locals and visitors can select from over 500 participants, including more than 25 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award–winning destinations. Launched in 1992, Restaurant Week highlights the city’s dynamic dining scene, making eating out more accessible with
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Wally’s, the retail-restaurant hybrid with a Wine Spectator Grand Award–winning location in Beverly Hills, Calif., has arrived in Las Vegas. This is the second expansion for the brand, which also has a Best of Award of Excellence winner in Santa Monica, Calif. The newest outpost opened along with the encompassing Resorts World property on June
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U.S. mail carriers have not been allowed to deliver a bottle of wine since a 1909 law banned shipping alcohol in the mail. But 19 members of Congress, led by Reps. Jackie Speier of California and Dan Newhouse of Washington, introduced the USPS Shipping Equity Act on May 17 to end that ban. Companion legislation
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Canned wine continues to be one of the most rapidly growing wine categories in the United States. Volume sales in Nielsen-tracked channels reached $253 million in the 52 weeks ending March 20, 2021, up 62 percent over the previous 12 months. And according to Market Watch, a sister publication of Wine Spectator, more wineries are
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There’s nothing unusual about a winemaker changing jobs, but what happens when an entire winemaking team jumps ship to another winery? That’s just what happened in Washington wine country this week. Three winemakers from Quilceda Creek, the state’s most elite Cabernet producer, were lured away by Matthews Winery. There will be gossip aplenty in the
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Chef Mario Carbone and Major Food Group opened their first Boston restaurant, Contessa, on June 22. It’s located on the rooftop of the historic Newbury Boston hotel in the Back Bay neighborhood, which reopened in May following a restoration process. “The project itself is what inspired us to open here in Boston,” Carbone told Wine
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On a gorgeous Tuscan summer day, Chianti Classico can look like a sleepy region resting on its history, but the region’s wine producers have been moving forward with major developments. The assembly of the Consorzio Chianti Classico, the official alliance of wineries, voted earlier this month on two important issues for the region. It agreed
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Building an award-winning wine list takes unwavering passion. Maintaining a high-quality wine list requires uncompromising dedication. And expanding a wine list to make it worthy of world renown during a global pandemic is nothing short of a Herculean effort. This year, three restaurants have accomplished just that, earning Wine Spectator’s Grand Award—the world’s highest honor
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Delicato Family Wines, which has quietly become one of the fastest-growing wine companies in California, is now adding the sizable Francis Ford Coppola Winery portfolio. The company announced today that it is acquiring the wines and brand names of Francis Ford Coppola Winery, including the Diamond Collection, Director’s Cut and Sofia, as well as the
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Oregon and Burgundy’s relationship is deepening. Evenstad Estates, the owner of Oregon’s Domaine Serene and Burgundy’s Château de la Crée and Maison Evenstad, announced today a significant expansion in Burgundy’s Côte d’Or with the acquisition of Domaine Christian Confuron & Fils. The domaine includes 15 acres of grands crus and premiers crus vineyards in the
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Last year, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) trade association announced the discontinuation of Auction Napa Valley, one of the nation’s premier charity wine auctions. Today NVV announced that the nonprofit association’s fundraising efforts will become a year-round program, called Collective Napa Valley, with a series of seasonal, multifaceted events both in and out of Napa.
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Andy Walker may not be a household name in the world of wine consumers, but his impact on wine is legendary. Walker—formally Dr. M. Andrew Walker, but everyone calls him Andy—has educated hundreds of winemakers, grapegrowers and breeders around the world, and often educated their kids or even their grandkids. He’s edited the American Society
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