Visiting Chateau de Corneilla

One of the most unusual meetings of our week of visits was with the fascinating Jonqueres d’Oriola (Jon), who lives in an actual castle with his wife and extended family. However, our meeting with him commenced in the small village shop near the castle where he showcases his Chateau de Corneilla wines and takes meetings. The shop is bright and modern, with the wines arranged in an attractive fashion (more like a high end trade show exhibition than a village shop). He has many lines of wine, reflecting different quality levels and styles. As we taste through the various lines, he tells us a bit about himself, his family, his wines, and his journey. Chateau de Corneilla Jon’s family came to this area just south of Perpignan, France from Spain in 1337. Just how they ended up living in a castle remains a mystery, but Jon did say that his family had connections ...

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of November 20, 2017

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Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren't Flipboard inclined, here's everything I've strained out of the wine-related muck for the week. That unsold bottle of Merlot is probably winding up in your gas tank
Where unsellable wine goes to die... Napa's Colgin Cellars Sells Majority Stake to French Luxury Titan LVMH
Another notch in Napa's belt. The Pros and Cons of Shelf Talkers
The world according to retailers. Should Wine Labels List Ingredients?
My opinion: yes. How Venice's Lagoon Is Producing Some Of Italy's Most Beguiling Wines
Eco resort turns winery. Surprise: Sauternes Is The Perfect Thanksgiving Wine
So says Jeanne O'Brien Coffee Jefford on Monday: The white question
The white wines of Priorat Why the Grape Needs the Grain
Oliver Styles on ...

Beaujolais Nouveau in Paris

Busy day for Aaron at Chez la vieille Rue Bailleul, Paris 1st arrondissement The Beaujolais Nouveau day is really a day where you'd like to be in multiple venues at the same time in Paris, as it's happening all over...

7 Cocktails for Thanksgiving and the Holidays!

As you prepare your homes for Thanksgiving and the holidays, also plan to have plenty of beverages available for your guests. Include some of the following cocktails from Santa Margherita and Sparkling Ice.

Fall Punch

Fall Punch

Ingredients 1/2 cup apple cider
1 cups hard cider
1 cup Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple
1/4 cup bourbon
1/4 cup lemon juice
Cinnamon sticks, for garnish
Cinnamon sugar rim, for garnish Directions
Rim the glass with a lemon and dip into cinnamon sugar, set to the side. Combine ciders, bourbon, Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple, and lemon juice in a pitcher- stir to combine. Fill glasses with ice, then punch. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve.

Orange Cinnamon Blossom

Orange Cinnamon Blossom

Ingredients 1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
1/2 lemon
1/2 orange
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup sugar
3 whole cloves
3 whole allspice
2 cinnamon sticks Directions Rinse lemon ...