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Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley

Wine Review: Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Dusty earth and candied aromas of plum, grape and cherry, a touch floral as well. Cherry and cranberry fruit on the palate, tart and tannic with smoky tree ro..

August 16, 2018

Mount Peak Winery Gravity Red Blend California

Wine Review: Mount Peak Winery Gravity Red Blend California 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Fiery aromas of blackberry preserves and spice, licorice and clay. Thick and elegant on the palate with a firm attack of creamy blackberry and black currant f..

August 15, 2018

Liberty Creek Chardonnay California

Wine Review: Liberty Creek Chardonnay California

By Snooth Editorial

Aromas of green apple, pear and a touch of cream. Juicy melon and peach notes in the mouth, lightly creamy with a touch of lemon on the finish.

August 14, 2018

Colpetrone Montefalco Sagrantino

Wine Review: Colpetrone Montefalco Sagrantino 2010

By Snooth Editorial

Mellow, earthy cherry and strawberry aromas with light floral notes and cinnamon spice. Bold acidity and thick tannins on the palate with sticky, earthy pine ..

August 13, 2018

Sea Pearl Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

Wine Review: Sea Pearl Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2017

By Snooth Editorial

Melon flesh and citrus pith notes on the nose - mellow and grassy with green apple and pear. Fresh, easy drinking and flavorful - simple warm fruit flavors of..

August 10, 2018

Flora Springs Trilogy Napa Valley

Wine Review: Flora Springs Trilogy Napa Valley 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Earthen and red fruited with soft clay and notes of strawberry, red currant and cherry. Dusty, smoky and brooding on the palate with notes of floral cherry bl..

August 9, 2018

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

Chile’s Terroir-Driven Wines Are Shifting the Narrative

Chile’s Terroir-Driven Wines Are Shifting the Narrative

By Michelle Williams

Chile is one of the oldest and most productive wine regions in the New World, thanks to the missionaries who introduced viticulture there in the 16th century...

April 20, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Pisco, the Spirit of Chile

Pisco, the Spirit of Chile

By Gabe Sasso

Many wine producing regions also make a mark producing spirits. In Chile it’s Pisco which is South America’s take on brandy. Regardless of where it’s from bra..

April 20, 2018 in Wine Reviews

This grape should sparkle more often.

This grape should sparkle more often.

By Claudia Angelillo

Atypical wines entice intrepid drinkers. Anomalies can be off the mark, but when they’re not it’s reason to rejoice. Many different grapes are used to make sp..

April 10, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Drink The Old Vines of South Africa

Drink The Old Vines of South Africa

By John Downes

A chef recently challenged me to match a wine with Bakewell Tarts, one of England’s favourite cakes. These delicious sweeties have a jam-coated shortcake case..

March 23, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Wine Label Workshop

Wine Label Workshop

By Mark Angelillo

I’m fresh off the plane from ProWein 2018. As always, the world’s leading convocation of wine and spirits professionals did not disappoint. Stay tuned for mor..

March 23, 2018 in Commentary

The Classico in Chianti Matters

The Classico in Chianti Matters

By Mark Angelillo

I’m often asked by novice wine drinkers if Chianti Classico is worth its price (as compared to base-level Chianti), and my short answer is an emphatic yes. Th..

March 16, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Wine Travel is On the Rise

Wine Travel is On the Rise

By Mark Angelillo

The link between wine and travel has intensified over the last few years – largely owing to the world’s growing thirst for wine. The United Nations World Tour..

March 2, 2018 in Wine Reviews

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