Author Archive: Catherine Fallis

It's all about wine at planet grape®, your go-to source of wine news, wine knowledge, wine reviews and recommendations. The online home of one of the world's top wine experts. The creation of Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis, aka grape goddess®. Extraordinary wine aficionado, amazingly informative and plenty of fun. Wine scholar, expert judge, consultant, and writer. A remarkable woman who has well deserved the highest accolades, and the most coveted award in the wine industry. Master Sommelier! Available for keynote speaking engagements, wine tastings, weddings, parties, all sorts of events. All about, or enhanced by, the joy of wine.

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PLANET GRAPE & CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE CHAMPAGNE SABERING

PLANET GRAPE & CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE CHAMPAGNE SABERING

By January 21, 2021 Read More →
PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW ALENTEJO PORTUGAL

PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW ALENTEJO PORTUGAL

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PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW TOP WINES OF 2020

PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW TOP WINES OF 2020

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OLIO NUOVO MONTH & FRESCOBALDI LAUDEMIO

OLIO NUOVO MONTH & FRESCOBALDI LAUDEMIO

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PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & MAZZEI GRAN SELEZIONE

PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & MAZZEI GRAN SELEZIONE

By December 19, 2020 Read More →
PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW HOLIDAY WINES!

PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW HOLIDAY WINES!

 

By December 17, 2020 Read More →
OLIO NUOVO WITH BONDOLIO FARMS

OLIO NUOVO WITH BONDOLIO FARMS

Happy Olio Nuovo Month!

By December 11, 2020 Read More →
PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW THANKSGIVING EDITION

PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW THANKSGIVING EDITION

By November 24, 2020 Read More →
OLIO NUOVO WITH SEKA HILLS

OLIO NUOVO WITH SEKA HILLS

    2020 Seka Hills Estate Olio Nuovo Capay Valley  

By November 21, 2020 Read More →
PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & GARY FARRELL

PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & GARY FARRELL

Check out our reviews of all 2017 Gary Farrell releases here: http://planetgrapewinereview.com/?s=2017+gary+farrell    

By November 18, 2020 Read More →
PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & DUCA DI SALAPARUTA

PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & DUCA DI SALAPARUTA

#exotic #romantic #sicily  

By November 12, 2020 Read More →
CATHERINE FALLIS APOLOGIZES TO SURVIVORS OF MASTER SOMMELIER HARASSMENT AND ABUSE

CATHERINE FALLIS APOLOGIZES TO SURVIVORS OF MASTER SOMMELIER HARASSMENT AND ABUSE

By November 4, 2020 Read More →
PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & DUTTON GOLDFIELD

PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & DUTTON GOLDFIELD

Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield produce some of the best #California #pinotnoir #chardonnay and #syrah #wines, many from #russianrivervalley Come with us on a #trip #winetasting #virtualtasting and see which three were our #favorites for #fall #holidays

By October 28, 2020 Read More →
PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & LA SCOLCA GAVI

PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & LA SCOLCA GAVI

Panelist Liz Thach: Gavi dei Gavi is indeed from higher quality vineyards, but is a designation that is only used by La Scolca. La Scolca is an artisanal winery, which pioneered modern, controlled vinification in stainless steel to preserve the subtle fruit of the Cortese grape.  The oldest vines and best sites are reserved for […]

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PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & SHAFER VINEYARDS

PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & SHAFER VINEYARDS

By October 6, 2020 Read More →
PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & FALL WINES

PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & FALL WINES

     

By October 2, 2020 Read More →
PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & GOLDSCHMIDT VINEYARDS

PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW & GOLDSCHMIDT VINEYARDS

Take a #virtual #trip and #taste #wine with #rockstar #winemaker @nickgoldschmidt #californiawine #winetasting Read our reviews of these wines and more here: 2018 Goldschmidt Vineyards Chardonnay Singing Tree Russian River Valley 2017 Hilary Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon Charming Creek Oakville Napa Valley 2018 Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon Stonemason Hill Alexander Valley 2018 Chelsea Goldschmidt Merlot Salmon’s […]

By September 21, 2020 Read More →
THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN IN WINE

THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN IN WINE

  Read our reviews of these wines here: 2017 Trimbach Riesling Reserve Alsace 2018 Jean Luc Colombo La Belle de Mai Saint Peray   2016 Travaglini Gattinara 2017 Caro Barons de Rothschild Lafite and Nicolas Catena Mendoza

By September 18, 2020 Read More →
CELEBRATING WOMEN WINEMAKERS AROUND THE WORLD

CELEBRATING WOMEN WINEMAKERS AROUND THE WORLD

blog | September 15, 2020 – 8:26pm | By Catherine Fallis We are celebrating women winemakers all over the world! Here are some of our top picks from importer Winesellers, Ltd. Anne Eifel-Spohr 2017 Heinz Eifel Shine Gewurztraminer Rheinhessen Qualitatswein Germany $12 Soft, semi-sweet and opulent with notes of papaya, mango, guava, pineapple, pink rose […]

By September 16, 2020 Read More →
CELEBRATING WOMEN IN WINE WITH URSULA MULLER

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN WINE WITH URSULA MULLER

Ursula Muller grew up in her family winery, @schneider.mueller.wein, which is now in its 9th generation of ownership! Ursula and her family put their focus and work into the vineyards, grapes and soil. Not just focusing on the upcoming harvest, but on the future of the land. You can’t be a ninth generation winery without […]

By September 10, 2020 Read More →
INTERNATIONAL ALBARINO DAY LODI STYLE

INTERNATIONAL ALBARINO DAY LODI STYLE

blog | August 13, 2020 – 9:02pm | By Catherine Fallis Celebrate International Albariño Day this weekend with your favorite bottle of this fresh, crisp, dry Spanish white or visit Lodi and try top California versions! From Friday, August 14th to Sunday, August 16, 2020, the Lodi Tour of Albariño includes four wineries, each offering […]

By August 18, 2020 Read More →
SUMMER WINE SUBSCRIPTIONS YOU’LL WANT TO TRY NOW

SUMMER WINE SUBSCRIPTIONS YOU’LL WANT TO TRY NOW

Food and Wine Catherine Fallis Sun Aug 2 While many things in our lives have been upended this year, one thing remains in place — our love for wine! And that love becomes even stronger when we have the convenience and security of having some one else pick it out for us. But with the […]

By August 11, 2020 Read More →
SUSTAINABLE ALENTEJO WINES

SUSTAINABLE ALENTEJO WINES

    blog | July 11, 2020 – 8:34pm | By Catherine Fallis Evan Goldstein MS and João Barroso, WASP Director of Sustainability hosted an informative “Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Webinar” last week, facilitated by Kate Morgan-Corcoran and Jane Kettlewell of Creative Palate Communications. According to the organizers, “Portugal’s Alentejo (ah-len-TAY-zhoo) region is internationally recognized […]

By July 15, 2020 Read More →
BEST ORGANIC WINES

BEST ORGANIC WINES

Food and Wine Best Organic Wines Catherine Fallis Thu Jul 9 It seems like nowadays you can find organic vegetables,  fruits, and even organic mac & cheese, but have you tried organic wine? Organic wines are having a moment, but it is often challenging to decipher based on just the label. Sometimes the back label […]

By July 10, 2020 Read More →