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Spanish Wine Bars Are Having a Moment

Imbibe Magazine

You may have noticed the increasing prevalence of wines from regions like Galicia or Catalunya on wine lists, or even the spate of locales leaning fully Spanish. In our March/April issue , Jennifer Fiedler explores the growing wave of Spanish wine bars and restaurants. The following are Spanish wine bars on our radar.

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5 to Try: Burgundy Wines

Imbibe Magazine

Burgundy “is the wine connoisseur’s region,” says Nikita Malhotra, head sommelier of Burgundy wine event, La Paulée. Since the wines are in a higher price bracket, learning to appreciate the region not only takes an investment of money but time and energy.

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Winemaker Stephanie Rivin’s Journey from California to Bordeaux with French Blue Wine

Chilled Magazine

Stephanie Rivin embarked on her journey into the world of wine in 2008 with her employment at a quaint, family-operated winery nestled in Anderson Valley, Northern California. With the creation of French Blue Wine, Stephanie set out to build a bridge between two worlds: America and Bordeaux. Bordeaux is a very traditional culture.

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A New Wave of French Wine Bars

Imbibe Magazine

For Jorge Riera , the headline-making, French-heavy wine lists he created for New York City’s Frenchette aren’t especially new—for him. To Jon Bonné, managing editor of Resy and author of The New French Wine (Ten Speed Press, 2023), the return of France as a dominant news peg in the wine world feels a little like a homecoming.

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5 (More) to Try: Slovenian Wine

Imbibe Magazine

Intrigued by the growing presence of Slovenian wine on store shelves and wine lists, we dove into the category in our March/April 2024 issue. Daniel Lukin-Beck, general manager of Vinum Imports , which has specialized in wines from the country for more than 20 years, offered an introduction in our “5 to Try” column.

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5 to Try: Orange Wines

Imbibe Magazine

Despite its ancient roots and modern popularity, orange wine still lacks a legal definition and currently remains categorized under white wine. Sommelier Doreen Winkler leaned into the former, launching the first orange wine subscription service in 2019. I became obsessed with orange wine over a decade ago,” she says.

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Tahiirah Habibi Is Building a Better Wine World on Her Own Terms

Imbibe Magazine

In 2017, she founded the Hue Society to champion inclusivity in the wine industry and was named an Imbibe 75 Person to Watch in 2020. Since then, she’s continued to rack up accolades, such as VinePair ’s 2022 Advocate of the Year and Wine Enthusiast ’s 2023 Social Visionary of the Year. But it just doesn’t happen,” she explains.

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