Holiday Wine Gifts - L'Ecole

Sharing Holiday Wine Gifts

As the holidays loom, sharing holiday wine is the gift of the season. Every winery has its own concept of wine gifts. As a wine lover, wine gifting and receiving becomes a nice way to end the year. This year I received a wonderful gift from L’Ecole No 41. For the past year, I have … Read more

L'Ecole No 41 Chenin Blanc Wine

The Virtues of L’Ecole No 41 Chenin Blanc Wine

The Chenin Blanc wine grape, also known as Pineau de la Loire, originated in the Loire Valley of France. This white grape is high in acidity. The grape is used in sparkling wine such as Crémant de Loire. Besides the Loire Valley, Chenin Blanc wine is a popular variety widely planted in South Africa’s Western … Read more

Loire Valley Wines

Spring into Loire Valley Wines

Diversity of grape varieties is one of the best ways to describe Loire Valley wines.  Spring to Loire 2019 presented a trade tasting with three seminars, led by Matthew Kaner, focused on France’s most diverse wine region.  Not only does one find diversity of grapes in the region but diversity of the climate and soils.  … Read more

South African Wine

South African Wine: Exploring the Western Cape

The South African Consulate-General Los Angeles presented a South African Wine Lunch. Wines of South Africa partnered with the consulate for this luncheon at A.O.C. Jim Clarke, Marketing Director for Wines of South Africa, was our host along with the wines served at the luncheon. Most vineyards in South Africa are located in the Western … Read more

Wines of South Africa

Wines of South Africa: Celebrating the wines of the Cape

WineLA recently showcased the Wines of South Africa, WOSA in Marina Del Rey. The wine tasting at the Marina City Club presented the diversity and styles that elevate South African wines into the 8th largest wine-producing region of the world. In South Africa, most vineyards are located in the Western Cape, an area where sea … Read more

Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc

Lang & Reed: Exemplifying Cabernet Franc & Chenin Blanc

Our lives take different paths and as we maneuver down each road we traverse, it establishes how we come to know the people we encounter along the way. Such is the case with John and Tracey Skupny, owners of Lang & Reed Wine Company in St. Helena, California. Our friendship came about through a common … Read more

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