Argentina

Magna Montis named one of VinePair’s ’15 Winemakers to Watch in 2024′

In a list meant to “showcases the producers of some of the most exciting and thought-provoking wines” to hit the U.S. market, VinePair writer Hannah Staab highlights our new Argentine producer, Magna Montis. “Looking for something fresh and exciting from Argentina? Magna Montis is a producer new to the U.S. market,” writes Staab, “that strives to […]
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New Zealand

Walnut Block named among VinePair’s best Sauvignon Blancs for 2024

For VinePair, writer Hannah Staab highlights Walnut Block’s 2023 ‘Collectables’ as one of its top 30 Sauvignon Blancs for 2024. “While some Marlborough wines can land on an overpowering tangy note,” Staab writes, “this wine offers perfect balance between the tart fruit and rounded texture.” In her formal review, she adds that this wine is […]
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South Africa

Forbes highlights Sijnn’s ‘exceptional’ crop quality in their 2024 vintage

For Forbes, writer Jessica Dupuy covers South Africa and our producer, Sjnn, in the first part of her 5-part series about southern hemisphere grape harvests during the 2024 vintage. She writes that Sijnn’s program is “to produce a flagship red and white from any blend of these varieties that best expresses each vintage and the […]
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South Africa

NY Times: “For Thanksgiving, 20 Wines Under $20” – Storm Point wines featured for second time

For the second time, both Storm Point Chenin Blanc and Red Blend were featured on a NYT “20 under $20” list. The latest piece by Eric Asimov is a round up of excellent value wines for Thanksgiving. “Chenin blanc is one of my absolute favorite grapes, but it’s hard to find good examples this inexpensive,” […]
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South Africa

‘A Sijnn retrospective: tasting the past and present of this remarkable vineyard in Malgas, South Africa’

Dr. Jamie Goode visited the Sijnn Estate in Malgas for a tasting and lunch to celebrate the estate’s 20 year anniversary. “The first few years of being here must have been difficult,” writes Goode. “The Afrikaans farmers who were their neighbours would have been very puzzled by vines going into the ground. The closest winery […]
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Australia

‘Australia’s Cool-Climate Regions Are Redefining Wine Down Under’

For Wine Enthusiast, Aussie wine fanatic Christina Pickard covers the winemakers who are moving the needle on Australia’s wine image. These producers, located in cooler climate areas like Macedon Ranges, Beechworth, Grampians and Heathcote, are a “handful of small-scale, multigenerational wine families who carry with them a deep love for and connection to their land.” […]
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South Africa

“South African Wine Has Never Been Better—Have Americans Noticed?”

For SevenFifty Daily, Caitlin A. Miller reports on the successes and struggles of South African wine in the United States. Miller questions, “With South Africa producing such exciting, high-quality, value-driven wines, why aren’t more American wine drinkers—and buyers—paying attention?” Our own Aaron Meeker comments on the excellent value of South African wine, and how the […]
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Australia

Joshua Cooper named Best New Winery by the 2024 Halliday Wine Companion Awards

Every year, Halliday Wine Companion rounds up the best of the best in several categories of the wine industry. This year, Joshua Cooper won Best New Winery across the entire country of Australia. “We have Josh Cooper here in the Best New Winery category, but he could easily have been placed in the open Winery […]
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Australia

‘When the Climate Doesn’t Cooperate, Winemakers Innovate’

For Liquor.com, Kathleen Wilcox examines how producers are combating soaring temperatures (and ABVs) to create fresh flavors. She highlights the climate-appropriate plantings taking place at SC Pannell in McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. To achieve a fresher profile in a warming climate, Wilcox writes that Pannell uses “less of an emphasis on oak aging, […]
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