Domaine Della Wine Dinner at Four Seasons

With the High Museum Wine Auction coming up, top wineries and winemakers will be coming to Atlanta in March. One of my favorites, Domaine Della, returns to the event for their third time and will be featured at an exclusive wine dinner at the Four Seasons hotel. Domaine Della owner and winemaker David Hejl produces […]

Balletto Brut Rosé 2013

As if you need an excuse to drink sparkling wine, it’s the holiday season! Whether it is to celebrate with friends and family or just to brighten up a weeknight, you should always have a bottle (or several) ready to drink. One new sparkling wine I discovered recently is the Balletto Brut Rosé 2013. It […]

Vinogram: Anaba Pinot Noir 2013

Last night’s wine: @anaba_wines 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Lovely aromas of red fruit; lush and layered flavors of plum, red cherry, boysenberry with baking spice and subtle earth notes. $36/bottle #wine #vinogram #lastnightswine #winewednesday #pinotnoir #sonomacoast #californiawine A photo posted by Robin Austin (@amgastronomer) on May 25, 2016 at 10:49am PDT For more information […]

Loveblock Pinot Noir 2012

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day and beyond with a bottle of the 2012 Loveblock Pinot Noir. This red wine comes from Central Otago on the South Island of New Zealand. It’s a region known for high quality Pinot Noir, and Loveblock is just that. The winery was founded by Erica and Kim Crawford. Kim, Loveblock’s […]

Left Coast Cellars 2014 White Pinot Noir

Here at the Amateur Gastronomer we love finding new and special wines to share. Today we’re talking about the Left Coast Cellars 2014 White Pinot Noir. A White Pinot Noir? Yes! This is a white wine made from Pinot Noir grapes. There’s a good chance you’ve tasted a white Pinot Noir before, though in its […]

Kalfu Kuda Chardonnay & Sumpai Pinot Noir

The Pacific Ocean is important to the wines of Kalfu. From the Leyda Valley in Chile, these wines are influenced by the cool coastal climate. The ocean is also reflected in the name — Kalfu, meaning “blue” in the language of the indigenous Mapuche, is synonymous with the vast body of water. The vineyards experience […]

High Museum Wine Auction Seminar

Pairing umami flavors with #wine. The glasses are set for the @highmuseumwine auction seminar with wine writer Jordan Mackay and winemakers Chris Howell of Cain Vineyard & Winery, Dawnine Dyer of Meteor Vineyard and Andy Peay of Peay Vineyards. Follow @amgastronomer on Instagram

The American Series from The Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate is all decked out for the holidays, making it a picturesque time to visit. But if you’re not able to tour the historic home and winery, you can still bring a part of it into your home. The American Series of wines from the Biltmore Estate are American grown and North Carolina […]

Spotlight on Alsace

Sparkling, dry or sweet, there’s a wine from Alsace to match your taste. Alsace is located in the northeast of France near the border with Germany. To find it on a map, look for Paris, then move your finger east, through Champagne. Like Champagne, Alsace produces sparkling wine using the traditional method, called Crémant d’Alsace. […]