In the last decade, the Willamette Valley in Oregon has been placed as one of the ideal places on the planet to grow pinot noir. It is climatically very similar to Burgundy, with which is also shares the 47 degrees latitude. The ideal weather conditions for Pinot Noir, coupled with availability of great terroir has given birth to some great local producers, as well as encouraged leading Burgundian producers to expand their winemaking to Oregon.
Domaine Gramenon is compelling. A family-run winery in the Southern Rhône that produces some of the best Grenache, Syrah and blends we've ever tasted. Tiny amounts are available in the US, and this month we're featuring the new releases. "Shut the front door deals" to let people taste and enjoy them as much as we do. Read more.
Congratulations to the Semi-finalists of The Tenzing Coupe Cocktail Competition. This year there were over 150 submissions. The Dogma Group, which is officiating the competition, reviewed every cocktail recipe and have confirmed the semi-finalists.
Tenzing is proud to announce we have been appointed the exclusive distributor for the BonAnno wine brand for the state of Illinois. Started in 2004 by Chicago resident Matt Bonanno, the BonAnno brand includes a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Carneros Chardonnay, Carneros Pinot Noir and a Carneros Rose of Pinot Noir.