Our last salute to the Baroness.
Madam Philippine de Rothschild died in Paris on August 23/2014, at age 80. Known by all as simply “the Baroness”, she cracked the male dominated wine industry to become the chairwoman and majority shareholder of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, the leading exporter of Bordeaux wines and the grandest of Bordeaux Chateaus.
Aussies Pack A Punch
The undisputed monarch of the Australian wine region is the full bodied powerful Shiraz - a first class wine packed with fruit flavour and colour.
Blue Skies, Golden Sunshine
Think of the lazy hazy crazy days of summer, the blue skies and the warm golden sunshine. All you need to quench your thirst are any one of those crisp cool wines bursting with fruit flavours sweetness and acidity, collectively called Summer wines.
Aston Martins, Martinis and Champagne
James Bond, a name like no other, is synonymous with exotic locations, beautiful women, cool gadgets, Aston Martins, martinis, champagnes, and wines – the very best of its kind.
Superior First Growth
Chateau d’Yquem is a “Superior First Growth” winery in southern Bordeaux. These wines have two distinct characteristics. One, the flavours in the wine are complex, concentrated, and sweet. The high acidity in the wine is balanced out by the sweetness. Second, Chateau d’Yquem wines are known for their longevity. Majority of the wines, with proper care, can be kept for approximately a century.
Spicy Notes for Spicy Dishes
Chilean grapes are known for their fruity flavor, crisp acidity, ripe tannins, and deep color. The deep dark Red Carmenere is the signature grape of the country.
La Vie en Bourgogne
Burgundy Home of Delicacies.
Burgundy in Eastern Central France is home to some of the most exquisite and expensive wines in the world. The five wine growing areas of this historic region are Chablis, Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune together called Cote d”Or, Cote Chalonnaise, and Maconnais, which are comprised of approximately 74,000 acres of vineyards.
The Oyster at Pescatores Seafood & Grill is the place to visit, if you like oysters. They offer a variety of menu options but stars at Pescatores are the freshly shucked and cooked oysters from the Pacific Northwest. The oysters carried at the bar are: Kusshi, Royal Miyagi, Phantom Creek, Black Pearl, Fanny Bay, Beaufort, Denman Island, Summer Breeze, Effingham, Little Wing, and Sinku.
South Africa is home to some of the most picturesque wineries. The country’s wine producing region stretches from the Western to the Northern Cape regions - approximately 60 appellations covering over 100 000 hectares of land produces 264 million gallons of wine annually. This production capacity puts South Africa among the top ten wine producing countries in the world.
Most people go for a martini, beer, or a cocktail. But research shows that wine is a popular drink to order on a date. Wine is also the perfect way to calm ones nerves while looking suave and sophisticated, and not like an alcoholic. This suave and sophisticated look can only be achieved with the right wine though.
***Please drink responsibly. Vine Advisor strongly encourages a responsible attitude to the consumption of wines and alcoholic drinks, and actively discourages abuse and inappropriate consumption