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We give everyone the opportunity to create, progress and lead with the absolute best in cutting-edge tools, technology, training and education. We thrive in an environment with creativity around every corner, challenges that keep us on our toes, and teammates who inspire us to be the best we can be. Working by these principles.

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    We have the intellect needed to innovate and execute.

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    We bring a can-do attitude to get the job done.

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    We are diverse and open to alternative approaches.

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We bring different viewpoints, cultures, backgrounds and experiences, and we are united by our mission to work together as one.

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How to read a French wine label

How to Decode a French Wine Label

Raise your hand if you’ve ever chosen a wine based on its label art. Yup, we thought so (and, for the record, we have too). There’s so much information to

Abbe Baker

Abbe Baker

June 24, 2021 | 4 mins read
Region in Focus: Burgundy

Region in Focus: Burgundy

Burgundy is home to some of the best, most terroir-driven wines in the world. It was here, actually, that the concept of terroir was born; in the Middle Ages, Benedictine

VIVANT

VIVANT

June 23, 2021 | 6 mins read
old vines do produce better wines.

Do Old Vines Produce Better Wine?

When it comes to wine, old age has cachet. Bottles from centuries past are among the world’s most sought-after, but it’s also widely and wrongly assumed that all vino gets better

Marie-Charlotte Bernard

Marie-Charlotte Bernard

June 18, 2021 | 2 mins read
wine descriptors can be helpful when identifying wine.

Weird Wine Descriptors and What They Mean

Silky. Wooly. Velvety. Ever wonder why wine professionals describe wine like they would the contents of a sock drawer? It’s not winesplaining, it’s somm-speak, and it’s a useful language to

Kristy Alpert

Kristy Alpert

June 18, 2021 | 3 mins read
the best questions to ask a winemaker

The Best Questions to Ask a Winemaker

Winemakers can be an elusive bunch. So on the rare occasion that you get face time with a vigneron during a tour or tasting, it’s normal to feel a little

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

June 17, 2021 | 2 mins read

The Best Way to Learn About Wine

Let’s face it: diving into the world of wine can be overwhelming. With so much information out there, it’s difficult to know where to start and what to focus on.

Stephanie Roush

Stephanie Roush

June 15, 2021 | 2 mins read
summer playlist for summer moments

Summer Playlist for Wine Tasting

Summer is nearly here, and we’re ready to celebrate. This time of year evokes sandy beaches, outdoor music festivals, backyard BBQs, and late nights around the campfire. How to make

Crystal Mangano

Crystal Mangano

June 11, 2021 | 3 mins read
A wine appellation

What Is an Appellation?

Each of us is shaped by the place we’re from—and wine is no different. The origin of a wine tells you what you can expect from a bottle, from taste

Nicole Ruiz Hudson

Nicole Ruiz Hudson

June 10, 2021 | 3 mins read

Travel Guide to Champagne

France’s Champagne region has a long history as a place of gathering and celebration. In the Middle Ages, the monarchy held their coronations in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Reims,

Kristy Alpert

Kristy Alpert

June 8, 2021 | 6 mins read
Wine and cheese are the ultimate pairing.

The Ultimate Guide to Wine and Cheese Pairings

Wine and cheese are like The Beach Boys: they create perfect harmony and are guaranteed to please a crowd, no matter the scene.  While there’s an art to pairing wine

Stephanie Roush

Stephanie Roush

June 4, 2021 | 2 mins read
Does your wine have sulfites in it?

Are Sulfites Bad for You?

Over the years, sulfites have become an antagonist in the world of wine: from headaches to hangovers, the preservative compound has taken the blame for a wide range of bodily

Hannah Rose

Hannah Rose

June 2, 2021 | 4 mins read
Eleven Madison Park is one of a handful of high-end restaurants going green.

Envisioning a More Sustainable Future for Fine Dining

When Daniel Humm, executive chef of the Michelin three-star restaurant Eleven Madison Park in New York City, announced they would reopen with an entirely vegetarian menu, the world got a

Stephanie Roush

Stephanie Roush

May 28, 2021 | 3 mins read
Natural wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards is better for you and better for the environment.

Is Natural Wine Better For the Environment?

Nothing added, nothing removed. The natural wine movement celebrates the purest expression of terroir with organic or biodynamic farmed grapes cultivated using a low-intervention approach. But is natural winemaking better

Nicole Kliest

Nicole Kliest

May 26, 2021 | 3 mins read
Vivant virtual wine tasting experiences

Introducing Private Events

After more than a year of working remotely, many of us have adapted to a “new normal.” We take meetings from our bedrooms, give presentations in sweatpants, and “commute” between

VIVANT

VIVANT

May 20, 2021 | 2 mins read
Loire Valley winemaker Frédéric Mabileau in his vineyard

Travel Guide to the Loire Valley

Long the playground of French royalty, the Loire Valley is synonymous with aristocratic chateaux, Romanesque churches and formal gardens. But the vast river valley has more to offer than Old

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

May 11, 2021 | 5 mins read

Welcome to the future of wine.

We are thrilled to share with the world VIVANT, the first interactive platform connecting responsible winemakers, consumers and expert wine advisors in streaming Live Experiences. VIVANT blends engaging interaction, personalized

Michael Baum

Michael Baum

December 14, 2020 | 3 mins read
biodynamic Chenin Blanc

Why Winemakers Love Chenin Blanc

For many wine lovers, choosing a favorite grape variety is akin to choosing a favorite child. But Chenin Blanc is a grape that tends to unite aficionados everywhere.  The refreshing

Tristan Roznowski

Tristan Roznowski

June 11, 2021 | 3 mins read
VIVANT winemaking partners

How We Source Our VIVANT Winemaking Partners

So much of the magic of VIVANT happens on screen. What members might not realize is all the effort, homework, and creativity that goes on behind the scenes. From mapping

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

June 3, 2021 | 4 mins read
Orange wine is known for its versatility with different foods.

What to Know About Orange Wine

The adage “what’s old is new again” holds true when it comes to orange wine. The ancient wine style is trending after dipping into relative obscurity over the past century.

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

May 28, 2021 | 2 mins read
Château Haut-Bages Libéral vineyard in Bordeaux, France

Region in Focus: Bordeaux

Think of Bordeaux as the grandparent of the wine world. The French region has a storied history going back centuries, and to this day is grounded in traditions that have

VIVANT

VIVANT

May 21, 2021 | 6 mins read
Rain in the spring and at harvest time can be detrimental to a wine's vintage.

What is Vintage and Why Does it Matter?

Of all the facts and figures listed on a wine label, the vintage—that is, the year the grapes were harvested—is perhaps the most overlooked. The date is not always prominently

Tristan Roznowski

Tristan Roznowski

May 19, 2021 | 4 mins read
Riesling is one of the grape varieties in the wine region of Alsace, France

Why We Love Alsatian Wine

One of those wine world mysteries we can’t wrap our heads around: why the wines of Alsace, in eastern France, have gone unnoticed (or at least insufficiently noticed) by a

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

May 14, 2021 | 2 mins read
A winemaker drinks tannic red wine

What to Know About Tannins

You may not know what tannins are, but we’re willing to bet you’ve encountered them before. The plant-derived compound can be found in a variety of foods, including dark chocolate,

Tanisha Townsend

Tanisha Townsend

May 14, 2021 | 2 mins read
pruning is a crucial step in the winemaking process

How Wine is Made

Humans have been making wine for at least 8,000 years. And while techniques have evolved, tastes have changed, and new regions have emerged over time, the raw ingredients and chemical

Nicole Kliest

Nicole Kliest

May 7, 2021 | 3 mins read
different types of wine

Get to Know the Primary Styles of Wine

It’s hard not to feel intimidated when you’re just starting to learn about wine. From the countless regions and industry jargon to the hundreds of exotic-sounding varietals, the subject can

Abbe Baker

Abbe Baker

May 7, 2021 | 4 mins read

Wines to Pair with Pizza and Other Comfort Foods

It can be tempting to reserve your finest bottles for fancy dinner parties and other special occasions. While we’re all for celebrating life’s big moments with elevated food and wine

Siobhan Reid

Siobhan Reid

April 29, 2021 | 3 mins read

Ask a Wine Advisor: Baudouin de Reviers

Baudouin grew up in the vineyards of Champagne. The five-hour French family lunch on Sunday is where he discovered fine wines at a young age. He spent years in Bordeaux

Pauline Beaupré

Pauline Beaupré

March 19, 2021 | 3 mins read

Ask a Wine Advisor: Laura Kamel

Laura grew up in France vacationing in vineyards with her wine-loving family. In a previous life as a lawyer in the wine sector, she traveled to the vineyards of Spain,

Pauline Beaupré

Pauline Beaupré

March 1, 2021 | 3 mins read

Ask a Wine Advisor: Megan Daily Flamant

Megan was a plastics engineer in Virginia where the local vineyards hooked her into the world of wine. She left everything behind and moved to Burgundy, France in 2004 to

Pauline Beaupré

Pauline Beaupré

December 23, 2020 | 4 mins read

Wines for Winter: What We’re Drinking

Whether you’re planning a holiday meal with family, a small gathering with friends, or just getting cozy at home this winter, we have a wine for you. We asked a

Jacob Cigainero

Jacob Cigainero

December 18, 2020 | 4 mins read

Ask a Wine Advisor: Nicole Muscari

Nicole’s foray into wine started with a trip to Napa Valley for the 2014 harvest. Nicole loves the stories of the people and places that lie behind every wine label.

Pauline Beaupré

Pauline Beaupré

December 12, 2020 | 4 mins read

Raising a Glass to Friends We’ve Lost

We use a strict set of criteria for producer partners featured in VIVANT experiences, but one of the guidelines isn’t just a technical checkbox to tick on paper. It’s a

Jacob Cigainero

Jacob Cigainero

December 12, 2020 | 2 mins read
vineyards

Beyond Sustainability

“Sustainability” today has become an overused buzzword, plastered into brand marketing for product greenwashing. Though there are important public conversations about sustainability, the word has lost its meaning for many.

Zachary Baum

Zachary Baum

December 10, 2020 | 5 mins read

A Guide to Major Ecolabels in the Wine World

You’re probably in the habit of looking for organic labels when shopping for groceries. When picking up a bottle of wine, don’t forget similar ecolabels help you identify responsibly made

Zachary Baum

Zachary Baum

December 10, 2020 | 5 mins read

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