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This year’s extreme weather had a serious effect on global wine

EARLIER this summer, the Napa Valley was on track to be one of the world’s luckiest wine regions this year, having escaped everything from...

Days of wine and… more wine

WINE IS entangled in French history and identity, and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila pays tribute to its French roots with its annual Sofitel Wine...

Wine tales for oenophiles

For this column, I will do something different. Lawyers have lawyer jokes, anecdotes, and tales, and so do doctors, athletes, and other professions. How...

Pet peeves Pet peeves

EVERYONE has pet peeves when it comes to day to day living. My two major pet peeves include enduring people speaking loudly in movie...

Ambitious wine makers, climate change makes for good, cheap Pinot

GREAT Pinot Noirs, as a friend once put it, have a near-sexual allure. The first taste can turn you into a bottle stalker, which...

10 canned wines taste-tested so you don’t have to

By Joel Stein, Bloomberg THE wine-in-a-can revolution began its ascent in 2004 when film director, hotelier, and wine maker Francis Ford Coppola introduced Sofia Blanc...

Sweet Canadian victory

WHO WOULD have thought that one of Europe’s most well-kept wine secrets, the ice wine (also written as one word, icewine), would also be...

Common wine myths

(Second of two parts) CONTINUING from where I left off in my last column, there are more wine myths that need to be explained and...

To lure wine lovers, sake makers learn it’s all about the...

BREWERY EXECUTIVE Kosuke Kuji brought his best sake to a New York booze showcase 16 years ago hoping to promote high-end Japanese rice wine...

Sofitel celebrates France with food and wine

WHILE the celebrations for French National Day -- Bastille Day -- (celebrated on July 14) are over, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, mindful of its...

Common wine myths

WINE CAN be a baffling product. This is also the reason why wine enthusiasts are fascinated no end by the multitude of flavors, all...

From investment banking to wine

By The Glass By Sherwin A. Lao I MET with one of the most fascinating wine owners last week -- Luis Felipe Edwards, Jr., of the...

Free wine endangered on Asian airlines after OPEC accord

SOME OF Asia’s marquee airlines that spoil passengers with free alcohol and in-flight entertainment may soon have to kick the habit. The on-board giveaways, famously...

Grape grower’s savior

How one man’s legacy put Barossa on the wine-making map. WORDS  SHERWIN A. LAO Some of the finest and most expensive wines in Australia come from the...

France’s new ‘Disneyland of wine’ sets heads spinning

PARIS -- It has already been dubbed an “adult Disneyland” and “the amusement park of our dreams” by US college students. But the Cite du...

Drink wine, eat pizza, be healthy. But…

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman REJOICE, lazy bones! While this might actually be too good to be true, it seems that science says you...

Sight, taste | New Zealand wines

A visit to Waiheke Island’s Stonyridge Vineyard. Waiheke Island, a 30-minute ferry ride from Auckland, New Zealand, is an oenophile’s paradise. The island’s rolling hills...

What every wine geek needs to know, right now

By Elin Mccoy LISTEN UP: Do you know what these phrases mean: “Pet-nat,” “concrete eggs,” “en rama,” “koshu,” or “red blotch”? You’re not up to...