Spain’s Best Winemaker Is on the Move. Here Are What Bottles to Buy

An exclusive chat with Vega Sicilia CEO Pablo Alvarez. By Elin McCoy November 2, 2018 Pablo Alvarez, chief executive officer of legendary Spanish winery Vega Sicilia, fiddled with his watch as we previewed his about-to-be released wines. The timepiece was an A. Lange & Sohne Langematick. He collects the brand’s watches because they’re distinctive and exclusive, and all Learn More …

EPI BUYS BIG STAKE IN TARDIEU-LAURENT

EPI BUYS BIG STAKE IN TARDIEU-LAURENT 3rd October, 2018 by Rupert Millar EPI Group, the owner of Piper-Heidsieck, has acquired a 49% stake in Rhône ‘micro-négociant’ Domaine Tardieu-Laurent. Although the amount paid by the amount paid in the transaction was not disclosed, both parties said the deal was mutually beneficial. For EPI, which owns Piper and Charles Learn More …

This Off-Menu Cocktail Is Like a Lighter Eggnog for Fall

Courtesy of Butchertown Grocery And there’s a surprising secret ingredient that brings it all together… CAREY JONES October 04, 2018 Once the weather starts to cool down, creamy, rich cocktails sound an awful lot more appealing. But in October, we’re nowhere near eggnog season. What’s halfway in between? A drink like the “Nic’s Flip,” named for its creator, Learn More …

Meet Vega Sicilia’s Hungarian Cousin

Meet Vega Sicilia’s Hungarian Cousin August 30, 2018 The Tokaj wine region is best known for its world-class dessert wines – but that’s only half the story. Led by Furmint, Tokaj’s dry wines are quickly gaining recognition and respect beyond Hungary’s borders. I had the pleasure of tasting a dry Furmint recently: the classy Oremus Learn More …