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 […]

The Federalist Dueling Pistols 2014

How does a Syrah, Zinfandel, red blend from the West Coast Taste when you raise it for a toast? I’ve had the hit musical Hamilton on the brain for months and I couldn’t help but think about the opening number when I was pouring a glass of The Federalist Dueling Pistols. The name of the […]

Standout Sauvignon Blanc from California

Made famous by France and today grown all over the world, Sauvignon Blanc is a favorite among white wine drinkers. But you don’t need to go international to find a world class Sauvignon Blanc – just look to California. Here are the Amateur Gastronomer’s picks for standout Sauvignon Blanc from California. If the warm weather […]

The Federalist Zinfandel 2011

Are you a Scandal fan and looking for a red wine to sip along with Olivia Pope? Or are you interested in something dark and intense to go along with the schemes on House of Cards? Try a bottle of the 2011 Federalist Zinfandel. Uniquely American from the grape to the image of Alexander Hamilton […]

Copain: Exceptional Pinot Noir & Syrah

By Robin Alix Austin When describing the wines of Copain you could begin with the name. French for buddy or pal, Copain calls to mind someone you enjoy spending time with and with whom you get along well. At the risk of sounding a bit cliché, Copain produces wines that evoke the idea of a […]

Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot 2008

The Amateur Gastronomer has predicted that 2012 will see the return of Merlot. Why? In the years following the movie “Sideways,” California winemakers have revamped how they produce Merlot wine. Careful attention has been paid to how the grape is grown, when it is harvested and how the wine is crafted. The latest releases focus […]