Author Archives: DavidLincolnRoss

Rhône Revival

Rhône Revival Not often does wind get credit for winemaking, but in France’s Rhône Valley, the Mistral deserves some respect, in so much as it is contributing to a new Rhone Revival. Sending cool air down the Rhône River as … Continue reading

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Je Suis John Locke

A Letter concerning Toleration: John Locke In an eerily timely message, John Locke, the noted 17th century English philosopher, opened his now famous essay, “A Letter Concerning Toleration,” with the following: “Since you are pleased to inquire what are my … Continue reading

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Bubbling To The Top – Champagne’s Revival

AS ECONOMY REBOUNDS, CHAMPAGNE RECLAIMS ITS PREMIUM PERCH Today, Champagne is bubbling to the top. If further proof were needed that Champagne has regained some swagger since the “Great Recession” lows of 2009, consider pancakes and pumpkins. In a seasonal, … Continue reading

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Lafayette – Hero of Two Worlds

                                              With the Arc de Triomphe in the background, a French honor              … Continue reading

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Countrified Cocktailian – fish & game’s Kat Dunn

                           HUDSON, NEW YORK’s SAVORY REVIVAL        ‘Rurban’ FOOD & DRINK SCENE DRIVEN BY EX-GOTHAMITES Look beyond the menus displayed on Warren Street restaurants in the … Continue reading

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POP STAR: Belinda Chang, Moet’s New Champagne “Charlie”

Belinda Chang, Moët’s New Champagne Educator  Long a talented interloper in the male-dominated drinks, restaurant and hospitality fields, Belinda Chang, newly appointed as Moët Hennessy USA’s (MH USA) Champagne Educator, is crashing through yet another glass ceiling in her meteoric, honor-laden … Continue reading

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Do you know what a bottle slider is? Hint: It’s silver and wood!

Lafayette’s Bottle Slider Gift to Washington LAFAYETTE AND WASHINGTON, DEPICTED ABOVE, ON THE PORCH OF MOUNT VERNON, OVERLOOKING THE POTOMAC RIVER, IN THIS PAINTING BY THOMAS PRITCHARD ROSSITER AND LOUIS REMY MIGNOT. While most American Revolution history buffs know that … Continue reading

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HOT BEERS FOR COLD WEATHER

From Frosty Flips to Spicy Brews WINTER BEERS ARE HOT! To merchants, restaurateurs and bar and tavern owners as well as their beer-loving customers, the expression “chill” or “chill out” has taken on a new, delicious meaning. In an oxymoronic phrase, … Continue reading

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VINEXPO 2013 – US MERCHANTS GAUGE GLOBAL WINE TRENDS

Vinexpo 2013: Bordeaux’s Global Wine Fair   On one of the few sunny days in Bordeaux during Vinexpo 2013. by David Lincoln Ross Amid steady rains, the rare rainbow or two and cool temperatures across lush vineyards and celebrated chateaus from … Continue reading

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AZURE IS THE NEW ROSÉ- SACHA LICHINE’S CHATEAU d’ESCLANS

Sacha Lichine of Château d’Esclans / Photo Courtesy of Château d’Esclans Rosy Outlook for Sacha Lichine’s Château d’Esclans and Whispering Angel  It’s difficult enough to build a brand in one country, let alone globally.  But channeling his late father Alexis Lichine’s legendary sales … Continue reading

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