Holiday Gift Guide: Where To Buy Quality Wines All In One Go
Founded in 2002 by Jerome Philippon, Sommelier Selection offers artisanal wines from boutique estates in Europe with a preference for products issued from clean agriculture, and wines produced to promote authenticity. G/F Building 3, Jannov Plaza, Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City, 840-4211, 885-1079
Mica Vinho Verde, Portugal
This elegant white features intense citric and green apple notes. Certified organic by ECOCERT, it has vibrant fresh fruit flavors and exceptional lightness. P1,075
Telmo Rodriguez Corriente 2015, Spain
This Rioja red is one of Telmo Rodriguezs more accessible wines. While corriente in Spanish means common or ordinary, this Tempranillo/Garnacha/Graciano blend is anything but. It works as a very good, friendly red with medium intensity, thats slightly spicy yet fruity. P1,345
Envinate T. Amarela 2016, Spain
This lovely red wine expresses the characteristics of the Tinta Amarela grape . From the Parcela Valdemedel vineyards, this wine carries the aromas of strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, licorice, and black pepper, with a silky texture and lengthy finish. P1,860
MR Mountain 2012, Spain
With flavors of honey and brown sugar, this Muscat wine from Malaga, Andalusia in Spain is an interesting dessert wine from Spanish rebel winemaker Telmo Rodriguez. P2,125
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Lionel Osmin Villa La Vie en Rose Négrette 2017, France
Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc 2017, USA
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2014, USA
Foley Family Wines To Acquire Ferrari
SONOMA COUNTY, Calif., Two of Americas leading family-owned and operated wineries jointly announce that Foley Family Wines has reached an agreement to acquire Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery. Ferrari-Carano is best known for producing award-winning luxury wines sourced from some of Sonoma Countys preeminent vineyard locations, led by their world-renowned Fumé Blanc.
The acquisition includes the Ferrari-Carano Estate Winery in Dry Creek Valley, with its Villa Fiore Tasting Room and three other exclusive tasting areas the PreVail Mountain Winery on the east side of Alexander Valley high above the town of Geyserville and 3,183 acres of land1,223 planted to 21 vineyard sitesacross the appellations of Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Carneros Napa Valley, Mendocino Ridge, and Anderson Valley. Also included in the transaction are several residential properties, a large, temperature-controlled warehouse, and the Estate Winery Gardenhome to more than 2,000 plant species.
We are delighted to add Ferrari-Carano to our family, says FFW Founder and CEO Bill Foley. Their established reputation for quality wines, their dedication to responsible environmental stewardship, and their commitment to exceptional hospitality are all perfectly aligned with our priorities.
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Outdoor Brunch At Ferrari
Through October, enjoy a delicious brunch and wine tasting on the Villa Fiore patio with just a handful of other guests.
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Healdsburg.
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The patio overlooking the fountain at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Healdsburg.
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Porchetta sandwich at Ferarri-Carano’s outdoor brunch in Dry Creek Valley.
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Beet amuse bouche with hazelnuts at Ferrari-Carano Winery.
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Vineyard views at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Healdsburg.
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Visitors walk through the flower garden at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Healdsburg.
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Flowers in the gardens at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Healdsburg.
The everyday roar of life can be deafening. Even in relative quiet, phones chime, dogs bark, the refrigerator hums and meetings beckon. Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery, deep in the Dry Creek Valley, is a place to reclaim that inner quiet with a series of Sunday brunches running through October.
The Italian-inspired winery estate, Villa Fiore, is encircled by exquisite gardens, including an enclosed meditative garden with a footbridge and chefs garden, as well as a spectacular fountain that splashes in the background.
Seatings from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Reservations are required. $85 per person . 8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Details at ferrari-carano.com
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