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Meiomi Chardonnay

Wine Review: Meiomi Chardonnay 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Pleasant nutty aromas of green apple and peach on the nose with prominent vanilla bean notes. Quite fruit forward and pleasantly sweet fruited in the mouth, t..

January 23, 2017

Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc Estate Charlotte's Home

Wine Review: Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc Estate Charlotte's Home 2015

By Snooth Editorial

This is freshly lemony on the nose with a touch of herbal sweetness and a hint of green. Very fruit forward in the mouth and showing a tropical blend of pinea..

January 23, 2017

La Antigua Clasico Rioja Reserva

Wine Review: La Antigua Clasico Rioja Reserva 2006

By Snooth Editorial

Dusty, earthy and smoky with a strong tendril of red fruit pushing out through the minerality, mostly strawberry and raspberry with some molasses and fresh sp..

January 20, 2017

Canals Canals Cava Classic Brut

Wine Review: Canals Canals Cava Classic Brut

By Snooth Editorial

Nutty almond and toasted rye bread aromas. On the palate this is nuanced and zesty with toast and fruit flavors that are very well developed with creamy butte..

January 20, 2017

Brecon Estate Zinfandel Tannat Paso Robles

Wine Review: Brecon Estate Zinfandel Tannat Paso Robles 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Soft strawberry and cherry aromas with a hint of clay, wild flowers and cinnamon spice. This is expansive and explosive on the palate, very fruity with notes ..

January 20, 2017

Evolution Big Time Red

Wine Review: Evolution Big Time Red

By Snooth Editorial

Dusty and dry on the nose with strawberry and red currant aromas and a bit of smoke. This is expressive and ebullient on the palate with full acidity, ripe ch..

January 20, 2017

The 2012 Brunello Vintage is Positively Celestial

The 2012 Brunello Vintage is Positively Celestial

By Claudia Angelillo

Brunello is the Jack LaLane of wines. It’s powerful, strong, takes good care of itself, ages really well and lives nearly forever. These are testosterone-heav..

January 20, 2017 in Wine Reviews

The Rise of Non-Traditional Wine Blends

The Rise of Non-Traditional Wine Blends

By Mark Angelillo

Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. The majority of casual wine drinkers understand what “Merlot”, “Moscato”, and “Ca..

January 20, 2017 in Wine Reviews

The Perfect Event for Wine & Spirits People

The Perfect Event for Wine & Spirits People

By Snooth Editorial

ProWein is back. Wine and spirits professionals from around the globe are booking flights and rooms for this annual trade event in Düsseldorf, Germany. This y..

January 18, 2017 in Commentary

ProWein 2017 – The Global Stage for the Global Wine Industry

ProWein 2017 – The Global Stage for the Global Wine Industry

For 3 days in March, Düsseldorf, Germany will become the center for the international wine sector. After more than two decades, ProWein, International Trade F..

January 13, 2017 in Commentary

Snooth Editorial Update

Snooth Editorial Update

By Snooth Editorial

Mark Angelillo will take the mantle as Snooth’s chief taster. As architect of one of the world’s largest wine sites, Mark brings over a decade of experience t..

January 11, 2017 in Commentary

More Champagne Beats January Blues

More Champagne Beats January Blues

By John Downes

A friend of mine’s wife gets really annoyed if I recommend wines over ($15) (£10), not to mention my mates in the pub, so I’m expecting a lot of flack when th..

January 11, 2017 in Commentary

Carménère Wine Master Class: Lessons Learned

Carménère Wine Master Class: Lessons Learned

By Mark Angelillo

Carménère is an old grape variety from the Gironde. DNA analysis suggests that it’s a cross between Cabernet Franc and Gros Cabernet (which is itself a distan..

January 5, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Holiday Sparkling Bottle Pick List

Holiday Sparkling Bottle Pick List

By Snooth Editorial

We talked a lot about sparkling wine last week but there is a lot more to cover. The biggest sparkling wine day of the year, New Year's Eve, is right around t..

December 27, 2016 in Commentary

The First Rule Of Wine Drinking Is: There Are No Rules

The First Rule Of Wine Drinking Is: There Are No Rules

White wine with fish and red wine with meat, right? Sparkling before still before sweet—but the dessert needs to be sweeter than the wine. With so many rules,..

December 27, 2016 in Commentary

The Decision to Spend More on Sparkling Wine

The Decision to Spend More on Sparkling Wine

By Mark Angelillo

I love a good value when it comes to sparkling wine, but there are so many occasions that warrant higher price points. In fact, purpose is the single most imp..

December 22, 2016 in Commentary

It’s officially time for winter white wines.

It’s officially time for winter white wines.

By Mark Angelillo

We wine lovers think of winemakers like celebrities. Much like chefs, we want our winemakers to flex creative muscle to create potpourris of grapes in the bot..

December 22, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Have a Sparkling Holiday & A Grand Cru New Year

Have a Sparkling Holiday & A Grand Cru New Year

By John Downes

With the New Year just around the corner, pop the cork on a sparkling wine and it’s jingle bells all the way. The days when Champagne had it all its own way a..

December 21, 2016 in Commentary

Winery Spotlight: Martin Ray

Winery Spotlight: Martin Ray

By Gabe Sasso

Many wineries are distinctly associated with a single appellation or growing region. Martin Ray Winery unlike most can claim to real roots in two distinct Cal..

December 21, 2016 in Wine Reviews

World Class Sparkling Wine for Your Holiday Table

World Class Sparkling Wine for Your Holiday Table

By Gabe Sasso

Italy is well known for many things and one of them is an inordinate number of different wine grapes. The variety (400-500) is practically dizzying. That sort..

December 20, 2016 in Commentary

The Difference Between Value & Cheap Sparkling Wine

The Difference Between Value & Cheap Sparkling Wine

By Mark Angelillo

Whenever I get together with friends and cook my wife and I always love to start with a sparkling wine. Even the act of pulling off the cork signifies that it..

December 20, 2016 in Wine Reviews

ProWein 2017 – The Entire World of Wine

ProWein 2017 – The Entire World of Wine

ProWein is the world’s leading trade fair for wine and spirits, the largest industry meeting for professionals from viticulture, production, trade and gastron..

December 9, 2016 in Commentary

Smoke Pairings: It’s a Thing

Smoke Pairings: It’s a Thing

By Claudia Angelillo

Tobacco is a slippery and oftentimes polarizing slope. Some of us love to indulge in a celebratory smoke on occasion, while others detest the very notion. The..

December 8, 2016 in Commentary

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

By Gabe Sasso

With the holidays fast approaching shopping season is in full effect. All of us likely have one or more wine lovers on our gift list. Like the rest of the wor..

December 8, 2016 in Wine Reviews

The Truth About Petit Chablis

The Truth About Petit Chablis

By John Downes

Just back from Chablis with a few thoughts. The first is that the Chablisienne should try and find another name for Petit Chablis. I often hear wine enthusias..

November 28, 2016 in Wine Reviews

#CarmenereDay is Thanksgiving Day!

#CarmenereDay is Thanksgiving Day!

By Snooth Editorial

The annual shifts in our calendar create all kinds of serendipitous circumstances. Maybe your birthday falls on a Friday this year, which gifts you an extra b..

November 23, 2016 in Commentary

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