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Flora Springs Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Review: Flora Springs Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Spiced white pepper notes and hints of pineapple and grapefruit on the nose. Fresh lemongrass and tart grapefruit flavors in the mouth with a boisterous acidi..

July 14, 2017

Urban Riesling Mosel

Wine Review: Urban Riesling Mosel 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Steely lemon and green apple aromas. A hint of sweet apple spice greets the palate with a sharp minerality washing through to clean the palate, leaving behind..

July 14, 2017

Mionetto Prestige Collection Gran Rose Extra Dry

Wine Review: Mionetto Prestige Collection Gran Rose Extra Dry NV

By Snooth Editorial

Light strawberry aromas. Chunky watermelon and strawberry flavors with a creamy texture and a hint of herb and black cherry towards the zesty finish.

July 14, 2017

This wine region is making waves.

This wine region is making waves.

By Snooth Editorial

This region may have a section at your local retailer, but perhaps you haven’t noticed it yet. Then again, the wines may appear in the catchall “Wines of the ..

July 14, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Spanish Wines Get Specific

Spanish Wines Get Specific

By John Downes

As the world’s winemakers look to single vineyard wines to mark them out from the crowd, a trip through southern Spain with the Grandes Pagos de Espana took o..

July 14, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Domaine Denis Race Petit Chablis

Wine Review: Domaine Denis Race Petit Chablis 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Medium lemon aromas with pleasant white blossom floral notes and a steely, sea breeze minerality on the nose. Fruit notes of peach, melon and lemon in the mou..

July 11, 2017

Joseph Drouhin Chablis

Wine Review: Joseph Drouhin Chablis 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Pleasant green apple and lemon balm aromas with a green minerality amidst fresh fruit. Warmly and richly fruited, creamy notes of lemon, green apple and grape..

July 11, 2017

Domaine Vocoret & Fils Les Forets Chablis 1er Cru

Wine Review: Domaine Vocoret & Fils Les Forets Chablis 1er Cru 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Steely and crisp aromas of mineral driven lemon and just a hint of oak. Tangerine, lemon and grapefruit flavors on the palate with a fresh and almost efferves..

July 11, 2017

What it means to be a wine icon.

What it means to be a wine icon.

By Mark Angelillo

There are lots of wine brands out there, but only some can be called iconic. These brands shape winemaking in a forward-positive direction. They lead the char..

July 11, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Superior Summer Reds: Dolcetto

Superior Summer Reds: Dolcetto

By Alan Tardi

On the last night of Nebbiolo Prima, something quite unusual happened: we left the area of Barolo and drove thirty minutes south, to the township of Dogliani,..

June 23, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Wine in the Movies & on TV

Wine in the Movies & on TV

By Snooth Editorial

We've had a relationship with wine for several millennia and counting. This relationship has been documented in a number of ways, but so much has been lost to..

June 22, 2017 in Commentary

Chenin Blanc Strikes Back

Chenin Blanc Strikes Back

By Mark Angelillo

In case you haven’t heard, June 17th is Chenin Blanc Day. And like so many wine lovers, one of the first places I go for great Chenin Blanc is South Africa. W..

June 16, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Beaujolais Wine is in Bloom

Beaujolais Wine is in Bloom

By John Downes

Some Burgundy winemakers pull their noses up at Beaujolais but, like it or not, these hilly picturesque vineyards just up the road from Macon are an integral ..

June 9, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Secret Sauce Wines: Murrieta’s Well

Secret Sauce Wines: Murrieta’s Well

By Mark Angelillo

My admiration for Murrieta’s Well and their winemaker, Robbie Meyer, is no secret. I’m so glad that The Whip and The Spur are available at retail shops across..

June 1, 2017 in Wine Reviews

A Journey to the Heart of Rías Baixas

A Journey to the Heart of Rías Baixas

By Mark Angelillo

Have you ever tasted ten wines in sixty minutes? In my experience this is one of the best ways to get a crash course in a grape or region. You’ll come away wi..

May 18, 2017 in Commentary

Ribera y Rueda: A Tale of Two Wines

Ribera y Rueda: A Tale of Two Wines

By Michelle Williams

Americans seem to be growing in curiosity about Spain. Numbers indicate Americans traveling to Spain are on the rise each year, while at the same time Spanish..

May 16, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Tasting Tommasi: Amarone for the Ages

Tasting Tommasi: Amarone for the Ages

By Kristine Jannuzzi

Pierangelo Tommasi is the Co-Proprietor and Export Director of Tommasi Viticoltori, a family-owned winery founded by his great-grandfather in 1902 in the hear..

May 12, 2017 in Commentary

Nebbiolo Grape News from the Source

Nebbiolo Grape News from the Source

By Alan Tardi

News travels very fast in our hyper-digital age—sometimes too fast. Or maybe it’s not so much the speed of communication as the nature of the news itself. Her..

May 9, 2017 in Commentary

When your wine grapes get frosty…

When your wine grapes get frosty…

By Nova McCune Cadamatre

One only has to look to Burgundy this spring to understand the ramifications of frost damage in vineyards. According to Chris Mercer of Decanter Magazine, it..

May 2, 2017 in Commentary

Vintage Update: Bordeaux 2015

Vintage Update: Bordeaux 2015

By Michelle Williams

Just a few short weeks before Bordeaux En Primeur 2016, I found myself back in Bordeaux to re-taste the 2015 vintage. Bordeaux’s 2015 vintage is proving to be..

April 28, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Fire up the barbecue. Zin is in.

Fire up the barbecue. Zin is in.

By Gabe Sasso

In 1991 the popularity of Zinfandel wasn’t a speck of what it is today. Wine lovers either didn’t know what it was or didn’t understand the grape. Therefore, ..

April 21, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Wine in America, Beyond California

Wine in America, Beyond California

By Snooth Editorial

According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the United States was made from grapes grown in California. Clearly, the world win..

April 14, 2017 in Commentary

It’s the right time for sweet wine.

It’s the right time for sweet wine.

By John Downes

I was round at a mate’s house recently and he opened a bottle of Vin Santo. I’d forgotten how good this Italian sweetie is! Vin Santo is not so well known and..

April 7, 2017 in Wine Reviews

There’s another side to Sangiovese wines.

There’s another side to Sangiovese wines.

By Michelle Williams

Sangiovese is touted as the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. It is most frequently associated with Tuscany; being the catalyst for Brunello, Chiant..

March 31, 2017 in Commentary

Ask the Winemaker: Erik Kramer

Ask the Winemaker: Erik Kramer

By Mark Angelillo

Single vineyard Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are the order of the day at Willamette Valley’s acclaimed WillaKenzie Estate. Erik joined the Willakenzie team earli..

March 31, 2017 in Commentary

The Wine Trends Keep Coming

The Wine Trends Keep Coming

By Snooth Editorial

Snooth is proud to announce yet another successful year at ProWein, the International Trade Fair for Wine and Spirits in Düsseldorf, Germany. Over 6,500 wine ..

March 31, 2017 in Commentary

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