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Starting Points for the Sake Novice

Starting Points for the Sake Novice 9

The world of Japanese sake may seem like a lot to take on: the labels are beautiful but written with a tangle of unfamiliar characters! The very best sake has a haunting flavor that always seems just out of reach and always just beyond description. Like its alcoholic cousin wine, description of sake can easily slide into poetry and … Read More

The Diamond’s Edge: A Sojourn In Greece With Diamond Imports

The Diamond's Edge: A Sojourn In Greece With Diamond Imports 5

{Featured image: The breathtaking valley of Ghymno in the Nemea appellation} A week and a half before the mast in Greece—we must have been dreaming, but so the prospect stood. Ted Diamantis of Diamond Importers, the finest Greek portfolio in America and, naturally, Skurnik’s source, was taking us on a trip. “Eternally modern”, proclaims Greece’s … Read More

Ceaseless Wild: A Tribute to Grace & the Grenache of California

Ceaseless Wild: A Tribute to Grace & the Grenache of California 7

Grenache Clone 362 is readily described in two ways. First, you can refer to ENTAV, a French organization responsible for the selection, conservation, and distribution of vinifera clones. They cataloged 362, after all, and have described it – but in fewer words – as: first selected in 1975, and largely propagated in the Languedoc-Roussillon. It … Read More