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Hafner Pree Chaviv Zweigelt Burgenland

Wine Review: Hafner Pree Chaviv Zweigelt Burgenland 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Brooding and smoky aromas of charcoal, blueberry and black cherry. Nice cherry and raspberry flavors with medium acidity, fresh spice and more dark smoke and ..

September 19, 2018

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

Mount Peak Winery Rattlesnake Zinfandel Sonoma County

Wine Review: Mount Peak Winery Rattlesnake Zinfandel Sonoma County 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Concentrated plum and berry aromas with some floral notes, clay, cream and a flutter of red fruit creeping in. Warm berry compote and generous black fruit fla..

September 18, 2018

Paul Achs Zweigelt Burgenland

Wine Review: Paul Achs Zweigelt Burgenland 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Tart cranberry, cherry and raspberry fruit aromas with moist savory earth notes and a bit of light mushroom. Soft and juicy on entry with lots of red fruit an..

September 17, 2018

Anita and Hans Nittnaus Blauer Zweigelt Burgenland

Wine Review: Anita and Hans Nittnaus Blauer Zweigelt Burgenland 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Dark, rich and brooding aromas of mineral earth, barnyard and toasted spice, fruit notes of black currant and black cherry, some floral notes and dusty, resin..

September 17, 2018

Pratsch Zweigelt Niederösterreich

Wine Review: Pratsch Zweigelt Niederösterreich 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Richly earthy aromas of savory spice, blueberry and red currant, light perfume and a touch of clay on the nose. On the palate this is floral, bold and asserti..

September 17, 2018

Zvy-Gelt Zweigelt Niederösterreich

Wine Review: Zvy-Gelt Zweigelt Niederösterreich 2013

By Snooth Editorial

expansive, generous fruit with lots of floral notes - ripe juicy red berries and cherries, fresh spice and a touch of savory earth. Bright and juicy on entry ..

September 17, 2018

The Return of Fall Cooking, Weeknight Style

The Return of Fall Cooking, Weeknight Style

By Mark Angelillo

I spend a lot of time dissuading my toddler from eating Play-Doh. However, I always reserve some energy for preparing meals to pair with the perfect wines. Fo..

September 12, 2018 in Wine Reviews

The Must-Visit Wine Region Full of Surprises

The Must-Visit Wine Region Full of Surprises

By Michelle Williams

I spent my first afternoon in Pfalz strolling through the quaint village of Deidesheim. It is classic Germany – story book houses, window boxes overflowing wi..

September 11, 2018 in Wine Reviews

This world-class wine region was in my backyard.

This world-class wine region was in my backyard.

By Jeff Kralik

As a long-time resident of Philadelphia, trips to “Wine Country” for me consisted of a lengthy flight, usually in the neighborhood of 6-7 hours. I would eithe..

September 10, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Uncorking Fall with Champagne

Uncorking Fall with Champagne

By John Downes

The history of Champagne is fascinating and every House has a tale to tell. How Moet met Chandon, the story of the widow (veuve) Cliquot, who discovered the b..

September 5, 2018 in Wine Reviews

The German Wine Region You’ve Probably Overlooked

The German Wine Region You’ve Probably Overlooked

By Frank Morgan

Sometimes overlooked for its larger and better-known neighbors, the Nahe is leveraging its geological diversity to build a reputation in the global wine world..

August 31, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Napa Valley History in a Glass

Napa Valley History in a Glass

By Michelle Williams

How does an iconic Napa Valley winery celebrate seventy-five years of making wine family style? For Peter Mondavi Jr. of Charles Krug Winery, it meant raiding..

August 24, 2018 in Wine Reviews

This is a big piece of California wine history.

This is a big piece of California wine history.

By Mark Angelillo

Last month, in the company of forty-five wine writers, I caught up with Murrieta’s Well winemaker Robbie Meyer. We tasted through a selection of his latest wi..

August 7, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Brazilian Sparklers Make a Summer Splash

Brazilian Sparklers Make a Summer Splash

By Mark Angelillo

I don’t see nearly enough sparkling wine from Brazil on restaurant menus and in retail shops. It makes sense, really, since the industry did not begin making ..

July 27, 2018 in Wine Reviews

When mercury is rising, drink this wine.

When mercury is rising, drink this wine.

By John Downes

I’ve just been booked to present masterclasses in Sydney and Melbourne in October. An Australian spring always excites me as I leave a chilly, autumnal Englan..

July 20, 2018 in Wine Reviews

This is America’s Most Versatile Wine Grape

This is America’s Most Versatile Wine Grape

By Gabe Sasso

The history of Zinfandel in America can be traced back to Italian Immigrants who planted it all over California for a number of reasons including its hearty n..

July 13, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Meaningful Wine Letters: GSM

Meaningful Wine Letters: GSM

By John Downes

Fancy a bit of GSM to liven up your holiday? Is this your first time? Don’t worry, a couple of Australian reds and a Rhone Ranger will soon get your taste bud..

July 2, 2018 in Wine Reviews

This is Sicily’s Answer to White Wine

This is Sicily’s Answer to White Wine

By Cathrine Todd

One can travel all over Italy and still have no sense of Sicily, as Sicily is like no other place. It is probably one of the most diverse regions in Europe wi..

June 28, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Rosé Has Jumped the Shark

Rosé Has Jumped the Shark

By Mark Angelillo

Hasn’t it? When we started Snooth back in 2007, rosé was not such a hot button topic. Its growth over the past eleven years is astounding. Nielsen reports tha..

June 22, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Spanish wines know no bounds.

Spanish wines know no bounds.

By John Downes

As you can guess, the London Wine Trade calendar is choc-a-block with tastings. If you went to them all you wouldn’t have time to work! So, selection is the n..

June 11, 2018 in Wine Reviews

A Vintage Success Story (To Everyone’s Surprise)

A Vintage Success Story (To Everyone’s Surprise)

By Michelle Williams

Throughout my global wine travels, the winegrowers I meet offer a unified message: Climate, as expressed through weather, is changing, and chaotic weather pat..

June 8, 2018 in Wine Reviews

This Wine Region Lurks in the Shadows

This Wine Region Lurks in the Shadows

By John Downes

Back in the 80’s Chateau Musar and its winemaker Gaston Hochar caused quite a stir in the UK, “I didn’t know Lebanon made wine”, was the usual reply. It could..

May 25, 2018 in Wine Reviews

The Latest from Champagne

The Latest from Champagne

By Alan Tardi

April in Paris is wonderful, but for someone who loves Champagne, April in Reims is even better. Because April is when this city, home to a splendid cathedral..

May 18, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Top 5 Grapes to Watch

Top 5 Grapes to Watch

By Mark Angelillo

Everything I am about to share was gleaned during my recent trip to ProWein, the world’s leading international wine and spirits gathering. I’m sure that each ..

May 10, 2018 in Wine Reviews

When we wine with purpose.

When we wine with purpose.

By John Downes

Most fairy tales have a happy ending but there’s a wonderful story that unfolds every year in the middle of France, bringing wealth and riches to the poor eve..

May 4, 2018 in Wine Reviews

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