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  • Champagne Collet Brut Art Deco

    The Oldest Cooperative In Champagne

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Apr 22nd, 2017

    Champagne Collet started in 1921 in Ay, France, in the Champagne region. The company has been making exceptional champagne for years and now is available in the American marketplace.

  • Wines From Southwest France, Bordeaux's Alternative

    Great Wines At Affordable Prices

    By: Philip S. Kampe and Maria Reveley - Sep 14th, 2016

    The Wines from Southwest France are expressive and some are experimental. Located adjacent to Bordeaux, these wine are affordable, humble and convivial.

  • This Weekend: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival

    Thirty Chefs And Hundreds Of Bottles Of Wine.

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Sep 09th, 2016

    This is the sixteenth year of the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival. Each year, more personalities and vendors jump on the bandwagon of this significant event in upstate New York. It's popularity attracts the northeast, with Manhattan only 2.5 hours away.

  • Superb Dining At Ruca Malen

    Argentine Local Cuisine Is Paired With World-Class Wine

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Aug 25th, 2016

    Chef Lucas Bustos and Winemaker Pablo Cuneo of Ruca Malen Winery in Mendoza, Argentina have teamed up to make wine pairing easy. Their ever changing menu focuses on local cuisine is paired with wines that Pablo Cuneo makes. It's like a match made in heaven.

  • Bright Ideas Brewing at MoCA

    Last Call at 7 PM in North Adams

    By: Pit Bulls - Jul 23rd, 2016

    It seems like a win win. Bright Ideas Brewing offers uniqely crafted beer, ale and root beer in a high concept industrial space on the Mass MoCA campus. On every level from eccnetric hours, to noise levels and a flub on food it's time to rethink the business plan.

  • Prosecco Made For Your Mood

    Are You Black, Grey or White?

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jul 10th, 2016

    Whatever mood you are in, Zonin research has designed a Prosecco that fits your 'state of mind'

  • Dublin'sTeeling Irish Whiskey

    Only Irish Whiskey Producer in Dublin

    By: Philip S.Kampe - Jun 16th, 2016

    60,000 visitors to Dublin visited Teeling Irish Whiskey's plant. Since opening the facility to tourists, business has grown immensely.

  • Boutique Winemakers of Catalonia

    Numerous, Small Wineries in Catalan Region

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jun 15th, 2016

    Catalonia is known for Barcelona, the Pyrenees mountains and now, wine that is world-class and made by boutique wineries.

  • How to Make Cava

    Giro del Gorner in Penedes, Catalonia, Spain Can Teach You

    Gabriel the winemaker
    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jun 12th, 2016

    Great wines and cava have been made at Giro del Gorner in Penedes Spain for the last 300 years. This article is about a family who has occupied the same land since 1595.

  • Winning the Battle at Trias Batlle Winery

    Third Generation Winemakers

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jun 11th, 2016

    The winery, Trias Batlle was once a bulk wine producer. Now, the 3rd generation has brought the winery into the modern day era wine production and has taken in many followers.

  • Wine Salvadore Dali Drank at His Wedding

    Rexach Baques Is Made By the same process as Champagne.

    By: Philip S Kampe - Jun 04th, 2016

    Great Champagne and Great Cava are made in the same process. The only difference are the grapes and the lower Cava price points. Most wine critics agree that sparklers made with the methode champenoise style are the ultimate sparkling wines and have no rivals.

  • Devinssi Winery in Priorat, Catalonia, Spain

    Hugging the Grapes

    By: Philip S. Kampe - May 30th, 2016

    Devinssi Vineyard in Priorat, Catalonia, Spain gives its customers a chance to adopt a grapevine. This adoption opens doors ot the winery and community in rural, Priorat, Spain (only two hours from Barcelona).

  • Vacuum Cleaner

    Vibrant Medicinal Cocktail

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 27th, 2016

    Worn out from Holiday traffic at the end of the road I needed a stiff one. End of season, the summer move next week, the stash was just about gone. Just a bit of rum from egg nog season and for a mixer, yikes, the only option was prune juice. But what the heck this new concoction, The Vacuum Cleaner, was not bad and good for what ails you.

  • Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival

    Event staged May 28th & 29th

    By: Philip S. Kampe - May 25th, 2016

    This is the fourth year the Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival dominates the scene for the Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy the sun and warmth in a local setting with NY and Massachusetts vineyards and distillers products.

  • Spanish Garnacha is Affordable

    Wines at $10 a bottle

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Sep 17th, 2016

    The Spanish grow tons of Garnacha grapes. The wines from the grapes are perfect, day to day wines, all at affordable prices. Some are as low as $8 a bottle on the shelf. Why not seek a bottle out from your local distributor?

  • Intriguing Wines From D.O.Navarra, Spain

    Diversity Rules

    April Cullom & Robin Kelly O'Connor
    By: Philip S. Kampe - Nov 15th, 2016

    Located in the 'Basque' country, the Navarra region is gaining recognition for producing superb wines at reasonable costs.

  • No Escape From Chablis

    The Escape Room Experience

    The Clue
    By: Philip S. Kampe - Apr 20th, 2017

    Have you ever been to an Escape Room event? Picture this-you are locked in a room with clues to help you escape. You have 59 minutes and 59 seconds to get out. There are clues to help you escape. The reward-Chablis wine.

  • Zacky's Features Casa Abril Selections

    Popular Wines Are Selling Out

    By: Philip S.Kampe - Apr 19th, 2017

    After a brief visit to Zacky's wine shop in Westchester, a salesperson sold me on these wines from Casa Abril selections.

  • Bobal a Grape To Learn About

    Great Wines From Utie-Requena

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Mar 25th, 2017

    The area near Valencia, Spain is rich in wine heritage. For over 2,500 years wines have been made. Due to the overpowering grape of Boba it has turned this region into a wine area that wine lovers appreciate.

  • A Rose For All Seasons

    Young French Winemaker Mathilde Chapoutier

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Mar 23rd, 2017

    With thousands of Roses on the market and with spring in the air, isn't it time to find a fitting Rose for summer and year round entertaining? I have.

  • Figaretto Is the Only Gravity-Fed Valpolicella

    Mauro Bustaggi Knows Winemaking

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Mar 05th, 2017

    Great wines from the Valpolicella wine region begin with winemaker Mauro Bustaggi and his great gravity-fed winemaking skills.

  • Veneto's Cantine Tinazzi

    Valpolicella Shines

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Feb 27th, 2017

    Tinazzi was founded in 1968, which is quite recent for a winery that produces over two million bottles of wine a year. Valpolicella shines on the vineyards 110 acres near Lake Garda in Veneto.

  • Mount Veeder Wines Invade La Quinta

    Thirteen Wineries Pour Iconic Wines on March 1

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Feb 25th, 2017

    La Quinta Resort & Club will host thirteen wineries pouring their special wines at a wine tasting on March 1st from 3:30-6pm

  • Valpolicella's Villa San Carlo

    Top Of The Hill Vineyard's Terroir Driven Wines

    By: Philip S, Kampe - Feb 24th, 2017

    Great Valpolicella wines are made by the 60 acre, Villa San Carlo vineyard, located east of Verona, Italy. Proper growing conditions and a sustainable family operation make this small winery a consumer favorite.

  • Discover The Wines Of Georgia

    Unique Winemaking Style Ray Charles Didn't Sing About

    By: Philip S. Kampe & Maria Reveley - Feb 22nd, 2017

    Our pursuit of the Wines of Georgia reached its peak at an exclusive wine tasting in Manhattan, led by the over 40 wines that represented the unique style of Georgian winemaking.

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