Le Grand Courtage Tawnya Falkner

“The Great Courtship” Interview By Lisa Gmur, CSW Last year, French “affordable luxury” bubbles sensation, Le Grand Courtâge, formed a national partnership with our national partner in wine, Pacific Highway Wines & Spirits. “Le Grand Courtâge”, which loosely translates to “The Great Courtship” in English, certainly feels that way for us ~ we welcomed the […]

Truth Be Told; In Vino Veritas

“In Vino Veritas” Interview By Lisa Gmur, CSW What happens when you bring two great wineries from two very different wine regions together to make a wine in a brand new AVA? Well, it’s pretty amazing. When Napa Valley’s Roots Run Deep and Columbia Valley’s Goose Ridge decided to join forces to make a Cabernet […]

Introducing Frida Kahlo; The Wine

Introducing Frida KahloThe Wine By Lisa Gmur, CSW Frida Kahlo is considered one of Mexico’s greatest artists to have ever lived. While it’s been 67 years since her death, Kahlo still trends as the #1 artist on Instagram, surpassing even Vincent Van Goh, Leonardo Da Vinci, Claude Monet and Andy Warhol. The reason for this […]

Nobu’s, Beverage Director, Marcus Voglrieder

Marcus Voglrieder, Nobu’s Beverage Director “Easy Rider”Nobu’s Beverage Director, Marcus VoglriederInterview By Lisa Gmur, CSW Just hearing, saying or even writing the word “Nobu” and my mouth starts watering. The fusion cuisine, blending traditional Japanese cuisine with Peruvian ingredients, developed by Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa is in a playing field all its own. With restaurants in […]

Château Tanunda, Icon of the Barossa, Managing Director Michelle Geber

Icon of the Barossa, Managing Director Michelle Geber By Lisa Gmur, CSW Château Tanunda was established in 1890 and has some of the first vines planted in the Barossa Valley. It is also one of the regions first wineries. European immigrants have been planting grapes in the Barossa Valley since the 1840’s. The rest of […]