May 21st is National Chardonnay Day. To celebrate, we have the perfect, affordable example of North America’s most popular white wine varietal, available for purchase through LCBO Vintages.
Selling her iconic Bordeaux Chateau, Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande at age 78, she was ready to start a new venture, Glenelly Estate. With enticing views and the perfect terroir to plant vineyards, is it any wonder that May de Lencquesaing fell in love with this special place on earth.
The roots of the von Schönborns, one of Germany’s oldest noble families, can be traced back to the Crusades and the first mention with respect to viticulture was in the year 1349. Schloss Schönborn is the oldest wine estate in Germany and one of the oldest in the world, continuously owned by the same family for 27 generations.
2016 ELEPHANT HILL LE PHANT ROUGE (Merlot/Syrah/Malbec) V447367, $24.95. (May 2) It received a gold medal at the 2018 China Wine & Spirits Awards plus 93 points from New Zealand’s Wine Orbit Magazine. Why the winery name? Where are those elephants to be found in New Zealand?
In 2001 UNESCO classified Portugal’s Douro Valley as a World Heritage site for the beauty of its landscape and natural state. Known as the oldest demarcated Wine Region in the world, the Douro offers an anthropic landscape, a true masterpiece created by the many generations that have lived on this land by perfecting and preserving its culture and traditions.
It takes its name from a lone birch tree that stands at the corner of Bethany and Sheller Roads in Sunnyside, Washington State.