Beth’s Smart Sip: 2019 Rumpus Reserve California Chardonnay

Over the course of a couple of days, I tasted the 2019 Scott Peterson Wines Rumpus Reserve California Chardonnay. Oak fermented and aged on natural lees, including full malolactic fermentation, it reveals a balanced interplay of juicy tropical and citrus fruits, vanilla, and oak spice. It is all at once clean and creamy with a […]

Matt Parish Louie’s Block Old Vine Zinfandel

Me with a bottle of 2019 Matt Parish Louie’s Block Old Vine Zinfandel in Louie’s BlockPhoto Credit: Luiz da Silva I am delighted to share my contribution to the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association’s FWT Magazine story, “Travel Writers share local wines and wineries” featuring the 2019 Matt Parish Wines Louie’s Block Old […]

Matteo Fecondo joins Vinture Consulting and Matt Parish Wines

Photo Credit: Matt Parish June 2021 — Matt Parish is delighted to announce Matteo Fecondo to the position of Consultant and Assistant Winemaker for Vinture Consulting and Matt Parish Wines. Matteo is a native of Ospedaletti, a small town on the seashore of Liguria, Italy. After spending 10 years working in hospitality, he enrolled and graduated in […]

Matt Parish: Balancing the art, science and business of winemaking

There are winemakers, then there is Matt Parish. The former director, officer, and chief winemaker at Constellation U.S., Treasury Wine Estates Americas, and, Parish has come into his own with a professional life he describes as “a return to my hands-on winemaking, doing it myself instead of managing process and people.” *CLICK HERE TO READ*

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