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    HESS FAMILY WINE ESTATES The Lion has served as the emblem of The Hess family since long before the inception of the winery in 1978. “Live Each Day with the Heart and Courage of The Lion” is the Hess family credo, and the lion has represented the Hess family for...
    AMERICA’S PREMIUM SAKÉ COMPANY Nestled in the beautiful outskirts of Portland, Oregon is SakéOne, a premium craft saké brewery and importer of some of the finest premium saké from Japan. The Oregon crafted saké is brewed with water sourced from the idyllic waters of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  The...
    In this first installment of "What's at Steak" we dig into the origins of the steakhouse and talk with Alec Bruggentheis about the things specific to the steakhouse that butters his bread; Smith & Wollensky.The “chophouse” started in London in the 1690’s when restaurants served individual portions of meat, known...
    You might say HMSHost’s Carson Gray is in his element.  He is married to a beautiful woman, Marina, and a father of two; daughter Madison and a new son, Mason. “Life today is fairly chaotic and amazing at the same time to say the least,” says Gray. “Learning this...
    Loews Hotels & Co is a luxury hospitality company that owns or operates hotels and resorts in the United States and Canada. It is not a “one size fits all” company. “Our brand of hotels range from value to luxury depending on geography," says Loews Corporate Beverage Director Grant...
    I have to admit that I loved learning that Tristan Dyer-Kindy, National Wine Director for Vino Volo had a completely different life before wine. With his good looks and engaging eyes, I wasn’t really surprised to learn that he was a model, actor and musician before finding his career...
    The first True Food Kitchen opened in 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona. A collaboration between Dr. Andrew Weil and Restaurateur Sam Fox (Fox Restaurant Concepts). True Food Kitchen is a health-focused restaurant chain that serves healthy, seasonal, sustainable and organic food with plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Weil...
    The most important thing to know about me is that I love bubbles so when Mionetto and Freixenet recently merged, all I could think was yay! From the Spanish Cavas to Gloria Ferrer, the first sparkling wine house in the Carneros region of Sonoma, our portfolio was vastly expanding...
    Some great news to share with you briefly as we dig into June (already!)... Wine Enthusiast has scored the 2017 Phantom Chardonnay 91 points and the 2015 Phantom Red 90 points! This is another validation of the amazing quality that the Winemaking and Winegrowing teams achieve with Phantom while continuing...
    KING ESTATE WINERY Sauvignon Blanc. There are very few Sauvignon Blanc vines planted in Oregon, and little has been said about an Oregon-style Sauvignon Blanc. King Estate's inaugural release tends toward the fresh citrus, wet stone and white peach flavor profile. The first vintage is 2,500 cases. 2018 was one of...