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The Greatest White Wines In The World

The Greatest White Wines In The World

By Michelle Williams

A commune in the Cote d’Or, ten kilometers from Beaune, lies Puligny-Montrachet. The mere whisper of the name causes oenophiles to perk up. Why? This sleepy 4..

November 30, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Your Thanksgiving Holiday Show-Stopper

Your Thanksgiving Holiday Show-Stopper

By Mark Angelillo

We ought to banish preconceived notions in all areas of life, especially wine. You’ve probably heard a lot about how Bordeaux’s late harvest wines should be c..

November 21, 2018 in Wine Reviews

This is your holiday pairing companion.

This is your holiday pairing companion.

By Mark Angelillo

We’re all in a dish-pairing frenzy as the big holidays approach. Good counsel has arrived: One of my favorite wine educators, Lyn Farmer, sat down with to us ..

November 20, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Saldo Zinfandel California

Wine Review: Saldo Zinfandel California 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Hot, dry spice and black currant aromas with black peppercorn. Spicy and bold with blueberry, blackberry and black currant flavors in the mouth, creamy and ri..

November 19, 2018

Start a fight at Thanksgiving with these wine grapes.

Start a fight at Thanksgiving with these wine grapes.

By Snooth Editorial

Yesterday we focused on consensus wine grapes. The grapes enjoy name recognition, and they won’t threaten the wine newbies at your holiday table. Wine geeks, ..

November 16, 2018 in Wine Reviews

The Best Wine Grapes for Thanksgiving

The Best Wine Grapes for Thanksgiving

By Snooth Editorial

Wine grapes are deperately vying for your attention. There are over ten thousand varietals out there - that's fierce competition. It takes about two and a hal..

November 15, 2018 in Wine Reviews

There’s more to Bordeaux than meets the eye.

There’s more to Bordeaux than meets the eye.

By Sara Lehman

On a recent trip to Bordeaux, I had the extreme pleasure of exploring a particular group of appellations. A very particular group. This is the group of appell..

November 14, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Try this aperitif before heading out to dinner.

Try this aperitif before heading out to dinner.

By Mark Angelillo

Roussillon’s dry wines are go-tos, especially around the holidays. The quality-to-value ratio is superb. In fact, we have a really nice set of Roussillon wine..

November 13, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Tavel Rosé Is The Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving

Tavel Rosé Is The Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving

By Michelle Williams

Pause a moment and think about Thanksgiving. Do you roast, smoke, or fry your turkey? Do you season it with citrus and herbs or hickory and bacon? What about ..

November 12, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Roussillon wines spread good cheer.

Roussillon wines spread good cheer.

France's Roussillon region is south of Languedoc, and north of Spain. A large swath of its southeastern points border the Mediterranean Sea. The Pyrénées moun..

November 9, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Kellerei St Paul's Weissburgunder Sudtirol Alto Adige

Wine Review: Kellerei St Paul's Weissburgunder Sudtirol Alto Adige 2016

By Snooth Editorial

White peach, light lemon, white blossom and pineapple aromas are full fresh and aromatic. On the palate there’s a bit of citrus zest and acidity to start, imm..

November 8, 2018

Join the Italian Rosé Revolution

Join the Italian Rosé Revolution

By Alan Tardi

The Bardolino and Valpolicella winegrowing areas are located in close proximity to one another on opposite sides of the Adige River in the Veneto region in no..

November 8, 2018 in Wine Reviews

It’s time to consider your holiday bubbles.

It’s time to consider your holiday bubbles.

By John Downes

I was in Tuscany three years ago on a Master of Wine trip and after three solid days of tasting red wine our faces lit up as we were served Franciacorta on ar..

November 1, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Cognac is the versatile spirit you should be drinking.

Cognac is the versatile spirit you should be drinking.

By Gabe Sasso

Have you added Cognac to your regular spirits rotation? If you’ve hesitated because you think it’s too fancy or stodgy, let me stop you right there. Cognac s..

October 30, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Apothic Sparkling Winemaker's Blend California

Wine Review: Apothic Sparkling Winemaker's Blend California

By Snooth Editorial

Tea leaf and baked apple aromas with touches of lemon. Sharp bubbles, bright acidity and chamomile flowers on the palate with a finish of tangerine.

October 29, 2018

Tenuta di Ghizzano Il Ghizzano Red Blend Tuscany

Wine Review: Tenuta di Ghizzano Il Ghizzano Red Blend Tuscany 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Dry, fungal and earthy aromas with plum and cranberry fruit with some red currant and mineral salinity. Tart and refreshing with drying tannins and expressive..

October 26, 2018

We’re routing for Grüner Veltliner.

We’re routing for Grüner Veltliner.

By John Downes

Austria is becoming well-known for Grüner Veltliner. This crisp white not only tastes good - the grape variety is on the label which makes life far easier as ..

October 26, 2018 in Wine Reviews

This artisanal spirit is not what you think.

This artisanal spirit is not what you think.

By Annie Edgerton

Is there anything more Dutch than bicycling over cobblestone streets alongside a canal? Yes: ending that bike trip with a glass of genever. This Wineau found ..

October 25, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Ledger David Tempranillo Rogue Valley

Wine Review: Ledger David Tempranillo Rogue Valley 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Nicely spiced clove and cinnamon aromas of cherry and cranberry. Tart and fruity palate of cherry and creamy red currant with a streak of tannin coming throug..

October 24, 2018

Kovacs Nimrod Njk Nagy Eged Vineyard Grand Cru Hungary

Wine Review: Kovacs Nimrod Njk Nagy Eged Vineyard Grand Cru Hungary 2009

By Snooth Editorial

Intriguing dried herb aromas of oregano and fruit notes of dusty plum. In the mouth this is herbal earthy with some concentrated fruit notes of dried berry sy..

October 23, 2018

The True Link Between Wine and Health

The True Link Between Wine and Health

By Mark Angelillo

Wine is people. I’m not talking about the people with whom you enjoy wine. Here I refer to the people behind the wine – those folks we ought to celebrate as t..

October 19, 2018 in Wine Reviews

This New Zealand wine icon continues to dazzle.

This New Zealand wine icon continues to dazzle.

By Mark Angelillo

If you are new to New Zealand wines, this is the historic winery to know. And if you’re already in the know, there’s a good chance this winery is a favorite. ..

October 18, 2018 in Wine Reviews

The Next Go-To Red is Austria’s Zweigelt

The Next Go-To Red is Austria’s Zweigelt

By Mark Angelillo

These days, Austrian Zweigelt is no stranger to wine lists. Sommeliers at the trendiest restaurants and wine bars in major cities arm themselves with Austria’..

October 9, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Take another look at German white wines.

Take another look at German white wines.

By Mark Angelillo

German Riesling is a go-to pour for novice and expert wine lovers alike. It’s a wine (one of very few) that bridges generation gaps. Millennials are sipping G..

October 5, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Female Winemakers are Making Waves

Female Winemakers are Making Waves

By Michelle Williams

Becoming a multi-award winning winemaker takes hard work and dedication. Add strength, moxie, intelligence, and class and you’ve got Virginia Willcock, Vasse ..

September 25, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Expert Recipes for Wine Lovers

Expert Recipes for Wine Lovers

By Christina Pirello

I come from an Italian family of true food lovers. It seemed to me that every moment we celebrated, mourned, discussed, or marked was centered around a feast...

September 19, 2018 in Wine Reviews

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