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Even those of us at Wine & Spirits don’t want wine all of the time. And yet, we’re loathe to give up on flavor. Here are some options to consider if you’re starting the year with a brief detox.
January 2015 Red Discovery: Domaine Jérôme Gradassi 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape
2012 Châteauneuf du Pape
Jérôme Gradassi was a chef at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Avignon until 2003, when he sold the place in order to work the vineyards his grandfather, Alphonse Mayard, ...Read More
California Zinfandel’s Sibling in Croatia
It’s been over a decade now since UC–Davis professor Carole Meredith confirmed that California’s zinfandel grape is genetically identical to a Croatian variety alternately called crljenak kastelanski and pribidrag.
At the time, there were only a handful of vines left in Croatia, and despite interest from US growers in accessing that genetic material, it’s taken some time to process and propagate the Croatian plants. < ...Read More
The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol
The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol stands out among coffee table books for prose that’s as entertaining as the photographs. By Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham, who perform a live show of the same name throughout the UK, the ...Read More