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Field Recordings Wonderwall Pinot Noir

Wine Review: Field Recordings Wonderwall Pinot Noir 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Red fruit abounds on the nose. Black cherries, figs, cola and almond bark are spot on flavors for this wine. Clean with good spice. There's a softness here th..

June 30, 2015

Field Recordings Wonderwall Chardonnay

Wine Review: Field Recordings Wonderwall Chardonnay 2014

By Snooth Editorial

This is a lovely wine, period. It has got green apple and a bit of herb on the nose. Herbal tea, lemon and pear grace the palate. Clean, fresh, killer.

June 30, 2015

Caliza Paso Robles Cohort

Wine Review: Caliza Paso Robles Cohort 2011

By Snooth Editorial

Thick and rich ripe blackberry and black cherry aromas with some earth and leather on the nose and a dash of black pepper with a touch of heat. Very smooth on..

June 30, 2015

Caliza Sidekick Paso Robles

Wine Review: Caliza Sidekick Paso Robles 2013

By Snooth Editorial

A fair bit of vanilla and hazelnuts on the nose with some honey and gooseberry. Smooth and full mouthfeel with a rich, nutty profile showing the clean fruit u..

June 30, 2015

Caliza Kissin' Cousins Paso Robles

Wine Review: Caliza Kissin' Cousins Paso Robles 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Light nectarine with floral aromas with a touch of stone fruit and flinty acidity. Nice and smooth flavors, full and ripe and rich and emollient with peach an..

June 30, 2015

Sweden Sees Bright Wine Future Because of Warmer Winters

Sweden Sees Bright Wine Future Because of Warmer Winters

By James Duren

Ask Southern Hemisphere countries like Australia what they think of global warming and you're liable to get a concerned look along with several strategies for..

June 30, 2015 in Commentary

I’ve Got The Cork Taint Blues

I’ve Got The Cork Taint Blues

By Claudia Angelillo

It was an Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino from the 2006 vintage. I’d looked forward to opening it for eons. Critic James Suckling said to lay it down until..

June 30, 2015 in Commentary

A Question of Women in Wine

A Question of Women in Wine

By Louise Hurren

How many female winemakers and vineyard owners do you know? A few months ago, Christy Canterbury introduced some ladies of the Langhe. Female winemakers in Pi..

June 30, 2015 in Wine Reviews

Caliza Sympatico

Wine Review: Caliza Sympatico 2012

By Snooth Editorial

Ripe cherry fruit on the nose with a fair bit of spice, cinnamon, and touches of black pepper. Quite spicy and rich with a really fresh and ripe acidity. Th..

June 29, 2015

Sulfite It To Say: Stop Demonizing Sulfites In Wine

Sulfite It To Say: Stop Demonizing Sulfites In Wine

By Claudia Angelillo

A recent Wired article by Christopher Null reiterated what many wine lovers have believed for quite some time: Sulfites are an utterly natural part of wine li..

June 29, 2015 in Commentary

Syrian Brothers Produce Notable Wines Amid Distance, Danger

Syrian Brothers Produce Notable Wines Amid Distance, Danger

By James Duren

To say that a vineyard is one of the world's most idyllic man-made refuges is not an understatement. Tranquil hills, ocean breezes, mountain air and the deli..

June 29, 2015 in Commentary

Drink Like You're Worth a Billion Bucks

Drink Like You're Worth a Billion Bucks

By James Duren

Among the vast litany of troubles for the world's billionaire's lies the painstaking task of knowing what kind of wine an uber-rich mogul of wealth should be ..

June 26, 2015 in Commentary

The Advent of Plastic Wine Bottles?

The Advent of Plastic Wine Bottles?

By Claudia Angelillo

First it was natural vs. synthetic cork. Then it was cork vs. screw cap. Recently we’ve been seeing boxes and cans take on the formidable glass bottle. Now, t..

June 26, 2015 in Commentary

Peregrinating and Wine is Not a Crime

Peregrinating and Wine is Not a Crime

By Claudia Angelillo

Walk it off, indeed. A group of fundraisers in Wisconsin is fighting to change a state law that forbids them from walking between multiple locations and tasti..

June 25, 2015 in Commentary

Forbes Drops “Best American Dessert Wine Ever” on 2010 Sipper

Forbes Drops “Best American Dessert Wine Ever” on 2010 Sipper

By James Duren

Nick Passmore, Forbes' wine and spirits columnist, may have entered the realm of hyperbole this past Saturday when he crowned a particular American wine as th..

June 25, 2015 in Commentary

Linguistics Lesson: How to Pronounce Those Tricky Wine Names

Linguistics Lesson: How to Pronounce Those Tricky Wine Names

By James Duren

Elite Daily reporter Kaylin Pound is a self-professed wine expert. But while one's palate is an indispensable part of one's ability to decipher the forward f..

June 24, 2015 in Commentary

Chinese Wine Drinkers Get Better Learning Through Language

Chinese Wine Drinkers Get Better Learning Through Language

By Claudia Angelillo

Wine has the power to overcome just about anything. It has been known to conquer distance, time, and taste. (Remember when Americans only drank Sherry?) Now, ..

June 24, 2015 in Commentary

“It's Kind of Like the Beer of Wine”:  Bros not Bashful About Rosé

“It's Kind of Like the Beer of Wine”: Bros not Bashful About Rosé

By James Duren

Liberation is here. Men long wanting to drink pink wine in the open – unashamedly, without limit and with great enthusiasm – may now have their moment in the..

June 23, 2015 in Commentary

L.A. County Puts the Kibosh on Grapevines

L.A. County Puts the Kibosh on Grapevines

By Claudia Angelillo

Grape growers and vintners are anxious to farm the arable land surrounding Los Angeles, specifically the Santa Monica Mountains. A recent vote has temporarily..

June 23, 2015 in Commentary

Barolo: Then and Now

Barolo: Then and Now

Barolo is the “King” of Italian wines. Its crown, however, has changed during the past 50 years or so. Italy’s wine laws went into effect in the mid-1960’s. A..

June 23, 2015 in Wine Reviews

Aussies Give Their Perspective on Fake Wine Outbreak

Aussies Give Their Perspective on Fake Wine Outbreak

By James Duren

This past week, the Australian Broadcasting Network's RN Drive navigated the murky, mischievous waters of the wine fraud world. And what better source with ..

June 22, 2015 in Commentary

Saying Cheers to #TheNew10

Saying Cheers to #TheNew10

By Claudia Angelillo

Last Thursday the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced their plans to evict Alexander Hamilton from his long-time residence on the ten dollar bill. His p..

June 22, 2015 in Commentary

WSJ Releases List of 12 Must-Try Summer Wines

WSJ Releases List of 12 Must-Try Summer Wines

By James Duren

Following suit with the rest of the wine world – and certainly not wanting to leave enthusiastic summertime quaffers with a parched palate this July and Augus..

June 19, 2015 in Commentary

The Results Are In: Vinexpo Says Americans Are (Very) Thirsty and Rather Simple

The Results Are In: Vinexpo Says Americans Are (Very) Thirsty and Rather Simple

By James Duren

You've got to hand it to the United States. They love their wine in all its forms – by the glass, by the bottle, through the written word and by just about an..

June 19, 2015 in Commentary

You Can Thank A Cavalcade of Bacteria for Your Golden Palate

You Can Thank A Cavalcade of Bacteria for Your Golden Palate

By James Duren

So it turns out your intimations of cassis and petroleum have more to do with saliva than smarts. Or so it seems.

June 19, 2015 in Wine Reviews

Hook 'Em Horns! Wine, Beer to Assault Austin at Longhorn Home Games

Hook 'Em Horns! Wine, Beer to Assault Austin at Longhorn Home Games

By James Duren

As if ten of thousands of rabid Texans flashing their “Hook 'em Horns” hands and burning the nation's collective retinas with their ever-effervescent burnt or..

June 19, 2015 in Commentary

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