Tag Archives: Karen MacNeil

Champagne

As every wine store in the country fills up with Champagne and sparkling wine, I’m still left wondering why an estimated 40% of all sparklers are sold between now and New Year’s. Forty percent! That means people (at least, Americans) … Continue reading

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The Back Label: 10,000 Hours Works Magic

Have you ever worried about how you’ll remember a wine’s flavors and aromas after several days have passed?  Well, as it turns out, all it takes is 10,000 hours. What’s your favorite method for remembering the taste of your favorite … Continue reading

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On The Voice of a Place and On Being Swept Away

  Today I had a moment that jolted me back to an essential emotion in wine. It was early in the morning and I was having coffee with Agustin Huneeus (senior) who along with his wife Valeria and son Agustin, … Continue reading

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The Amazing World of Long Meadow Ranch

I just spent the day with Ted Hall who I think is among the top ten game-changers who are advancing the culture of wine and food in America. Hall, a Stanford MBA and longtime McKinsey executive, owns Long Meadow Ranch, … Continue reading

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The Back Label – Sauvignon Blanc on Valium

Welcome to my brand new video series, “The Back Label with Karen MacNeil.” Check out my YouTube Channel and learn how stiletto heels and cat piss relate to one of summer’s most drinkable wines. And remember these informative videos and … Continue reading

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My Conversation with Antoine–The Future of Araujo

  Last week I met with Antoine Donnedieu de Vabres, CFO and acting general manager of Araujo, under its new ownership by Bordeaux’s Chateau Latour. The acquisition—for an undisclosed amount rumored to be around $80 million—took place last June. But … Continue reading

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Exciting New Projects Afoot!

Dear Friends and Fellow Wine Lovers, I have a score of exciting new projects in the works right now. Check them out: • The NEW Wine Bible—after 5 years of research, writing and tasting 10,000 wines, I FINISHED IT! Look … Continue reading

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