Champagne Expert Catherine Fallis
Food and Wine

Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis Launches Wine Review

The First Women-Led Wine Rating Panel Aims to Take the Guesswork out of Wine Purchasing (KA-thuh-rin FAH-lis) Catherine Fallis, MS, the 5th woman in the world to be named a Master Sommelier, has launched a new women-led wine-rating panel. In a Q&A last week, we discussed the advantages to the…
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  • March 19, 2016


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  • May 2, 2019
Sauvignon Blanc Wine
Food and Wine

Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc Wine

Each year Sauvignon Blanc Day (#sauvblanc) is celebrated on the first Friday in May. That makes it May 3rd this year. (grape goddess says “so vin yon blahnk”. Repeat after me. “so vin yon blahnk”.) As that day begins in New Zealand so will the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc celebrations.…
  • Catherine Fallis |
  • April 30, 2019
Best Olive Oil
Food and Wine

Green Liquid Gold: The Best Olive Oil

With over 1,000 years of history in Tuscany, the Frescobaldi family is known the world over for fine wine and exquisite olive oil. Originally bankers, they turned to farming after the Renaissance. Today they own 741 acres of olive groves in addition to several wine estates. Their name is synonymous…
  • Catherine Fallis |
  • February 4, 2019
Wine Gifts
Food and Wine

Holiday Wine Gift Guide

The hectic holidays are upon us, complete with the extra stress of party going and gifting, not to mention entertaining at home. Leave the wine gifts to us. At Planet Grape Wine Review, my panelists and I go through hundreds of bottles to get to the good ones. Here are…
  • Catherine Fallis |
  • December 10, 2018
Sparkling Wine Feature
Food and Wine

Here’s to Choosing the Best Champagne Style For You

The pop of opening a bottle of Champagne can gather the attention of an entire room. Sparkling wine is used in celebrations around the world. When it comes your turn to select which Champagne to drink, do you know what style you prefer? Before we explain the Champagne styles, let’s…
  • Courtney Quinn |
  • October 16, 2018


Women's Fiction The Life That Sits Beside You by Marion Cohen In a Brooklyn hospital, in 1954, five babies, four girls and one boy, were born on the same day. In Sweden, on that day, another baby girl was also born. This is the story of how these individual’s lives…
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  • August 27, 2018
Napa Valley Wine
Food and Wine

Hidden Napa Valley Winery Steals the Show

VGS Chateau Potelle owner Jean-Noel Fourmeaux, winemaker Kale Anderson and Vice President Matthew Regan invited a group of journalists for the first time ever to a tasting of upcoming releases at Girard Hirigoyen’s lovely Basque restaurant, Piperade, in San Francisco last week. The winery sells direct to consumer and has…
  • Dr. Liz Thach |
  • August 15, 2018
best rosé wine
Food and Wine

The Masters Choose the Best Rosé Wine from Around the World

Dry rosé wines are produced around the world in many wine regions using countless varieties of red grapes. Rosé wines have been the fastest growing category of wine consumption in the last few years. What is not to like? Savoring the flavors and aromas of red grapes in a chilled…
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • April 11, 2018
Champagne toast
Food and Wine

Cheers! Pick the Perfect Bubbly for a Champagne Toast

Holiday parties are upon us. Nothing sets the stage more perfectly than walking into a party, pulling a glass of bubbles from an ornate silver tray, and drinking the heady sparkler. I receive more emails requesting sparkler and Champagne suggestions in December than at any other time of the year.…
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • December 29, 2017
Willamette Valley Wine Country
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Willamette Valley Wine Country is in Its PRiME

Willamette Valley wine country, just south of Portland, Oregon, is in its “PRiME” having now produced a second generation of winemakers. The Valley just concluded their first barrel auction, which was a smashing success. Catherine Fallis, MS, Master Sommelier, “the grape goddess” and founder of planet grape®, was in Oregon…
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • September 8, 2016
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Food and Wine

The Healthiest Wine? Red – Enjoy a Glass of Antioxidants

It has long been realized that the healthiest wine is red because it brings to our bodies a group of organic chemicals that can serve as clot-inhibiting, bad cholesterol reducing, antioxidant-enriching properties. The 1990’s the famous 60 Minutes installment by Morley Safer introduced us to the “French Paradox.” Paradoxically, the…
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • May 19, 2016

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