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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

Merkelbach: Soul of the Mosel

Merkelbach: Soul of the Mosel 2

Visitors remark that tasting with Alfred and Rolf Merkelbach at their home in Ürzig, at the base of the Würtzgarten, is to travel back in time. Not much has changed in over 60 years, including the brother’s approach to winemaking. The lists of wines on offer are typed up on an old typewriter and are … Read More