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My Valentine’s Day Wine Alternative

My Valentine’s Day Wine Alternative

By Mark Angelillo

Happy Valentine's Day to all who celebrate. My wife and I agreed long ago that this holiday would never be a huge deal in our world. After all, we already hav..

February 14, 2019 in Wine Reviews

Culinary Trends are Changing the Way Wine is Consumed

Culinary Trends are Changing the Way Wine is Consumed

By Mark Angelillo

We are firmly entrenched in the era of globalization, and the exchange of culinary ideas has reached a fever pitch. Both casual and fine dining are the corner..

February 8, 2019 in Wine Reviews

Superbowl Bagel & Wine Pairings

Superbowl Bagel & Wine Pairings

By Mark Angelillo

While I appreciate a good football game, the food and drink opportunities afforded by Super Bowl Sunday take precedent. Consider the de rigueur offerings – wi..

February 1, 2019 in Wine Reviews

How to really use Marsala wine

How to really use Marsala wine

By John Downes

Famous British chef Delia Smith boosted sales of Marsala years ago when she poured the amber liquid into one of her famous recipes. Sadly, since then you rare..

January 24, 2019 in Wine Reviews

How to Choose the Right Cabernet

How to Choose the Right Cabernet

By Mark Angelillo

Cabernet Sauvignon is a shape-shifter. This is true for nearly every grape, but most especially Cab. Perhaps because it is grown in so many places, we are awa..

January 18, 2019 in Wine Reviews

Detox Wines for January Drinking

Detox Wines for January Drinking

By Mark Angelillo

The holidays are over, but the wine celebrations never end – in our corner of the internet at least. January calls for easy-breezy wines that pair well with h..

January 9, 2019 in Wine Reviews

Monzio Compagnoni Brut Franciacorta

Wine Review: Monzio Compagnoni Brut Franciacorta 2010

By Snooth Editorial

Smoky citrus aromas, ever so slightly honeyed on the nose with a pleasant floral note and some green apple, peach and lemon underneath the toast. Smooth and c..

January 3, 2019

Villa Emozione Brut Franciacorta

Wine Review: Villa Emozione Brut Franciacorta 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Dark toast and biscuit aromas with an oaty, buttered note with crisp fruit notes of lemon and grapefruit. Lively and tart on the palate with searing acidity, ..

January 3, 2019

Mirabella Brut Rose Franciacorta

Wine Review: Mirabella Brut Rose Franciacorta

By Snooth Editorial

Plush strawberry and cherry aromas are lightly floral and touched by flaky puff pastry and delicate floral honey. Fresh spice and a creamy texture on the pala..

January 3, 2019

Ricci Curbastro Saten Brut Franciacorta

Wine Review: Ricci Curbastro Saten Brut Franciacorta 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Plush floral aromas of wildflower, baked pear and apple with mild yeast. Zesty and brightly fruited with searing acidity, tart and lemon driven fruit notes, t..

January 3, 2019

Majolini Brut Franciacorta

Wine Review: Majolini Brut Franciacorta 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Tart Meyer lemon and light toast, pastry dough and grapefruit on the nose. Creamy palate of fresh lemon cream and grapefruit zest, a bit of green apple, pear ..

January 3, 2019

Brancher Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry Valdobbiadene

Wine Review: Brancher Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry Valdobbiadene 2017

By Snooth Editorial

Creamy vanilla and floral peach aromas with ripe apple notes on the nose. The palate is toasted and bready with some fruit notes of grapefruit and green apple..

January 2, 2019

Five Fab Sparklers, One Location.

Five Fab Sparklers, One Location.

By Mark Angelillo

The rush for sparkling wine is here, and there’s still enough time for you to grab one of my all-time faves. Franciacorta is Italy’s answer to Champagne, some..

December 30, 2018 in Wine Reviews

It’s Generation Prosecco.

It’s Generation Prosecco.

By Mark Angelillo

I can hear the bottles popping already – it’s New Year’s Eve. There are roughly four million bottles of Prosecco circulating around the United States in a giv..

December 30, 2018 in Wine Reviews

One of Tuscany's Best Kept Secrets

One of Tuscany's Best Kept Secrets

By Mark Angelillo

You know the wines of Tuscany, sure – but it’s such a blanket term. Drill a bit deeper and there’s a world of hidden gems to discover far beyond the ones you ..

December 29, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Can you pair wine with curry?

Can you pair wine with curry?

By John Downes

After all the Christmas and New Year festivities, I have to escape for a good curry! We all have a favourite curry but matching these exotic dishes with wine ..

December 17, 2018 in Wine Reviews

A refresher on Wines of Chile

A refresher on Wines of Chile

Chilean wine has had an interesting past few decades in the established markets of the northern hemisphere. The UK in particular has enjoyed these wines for d..

December 14, 2018 in Wine Regions

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

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

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