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Stefan Pratsch Gruner Veltliner Niederosterreich Austria

Wine Review: Stefan Pratsch Gruner Veltliner Niederosterreich Austria 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Medium light mineral notes of crisp lemon zest and wet slate. More minerality and sharp acidity on the palate, refreshing and quite tart with grapefruit and l..

June 13, 2018

Benegas Lynch Libertad Estate Single Vineyard Old Vines Blend Mendoza

Wine Review: Benegas Lynch Libertad Estate Single Vineyard Old Vines Blend Mendoza 2009

By Snooth Editorial

Generous and ripe fruit notes of red currant, black cherry and toasted oak with light sawdust and earth notes. Juicy and spiced on the palate with notes of cl..

June 12, 2018

Field Recordings French Camp Vineyards Valdiguie Rose Paso Robles

Wine Review: Field Recordings French Camp Vineyards Valdiguie Rose Paso Robles 2017

By Snooth Editorial

Strawberry with hay and barley aromas, a touch of cherry and some citrus notes on the nose. This is a bit biscuity on the palate with loads of citrus zest and..

June 11, 2018

Field Recordings Creston Ridge Vineyard Sangiovese Rose Paso Robles

Wine Review: Field Recordings Creston Ridge Vineyard Sangiovese Rose Paso Robles 2017

By Snooth Editorial

Fresh peach and dried persimmon notes with a hint of something herbal and a bit of fresh melon. Zesty and bright on the palate with orange leaf, creamsicle an..

June 11, 2018

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

Altemasi Brut Trento

Wine Review: Altemasi Brut Trento

By Snooth Editorial

A bit of aged cheese, firm peach and fresh grapefruit aromas with some sweet spice and pleasant white wildflowers. Tangerine and crisp green apple are bright ..

June 8, 2018

Cesarini Sforza Rose Trento

Wine Review: Cesarini Sforza Rose Trento

By Snooth Editorial

Bready aromas of strawberry and light cherry with a slight savory note, herb butter and mushrooms. Zesty and fresh palate of citrus fruit - mostly pink grapef..

June 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

Connecting with Canadian Wine

Connecting with Canadian Wine

By John Downes

I recently appeared on BBC World’s Connecting Commerce, a series highlighting companies around the world that are successfully trading beyond their home marke..

February 23, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Eleventh Hour Valentine's Day Wines

Eleventh Hour Valentine's Day Wines

By Snooth Editorial

Retailers report, and empirical evidence demonstrates, that Valentine's Day can be one of the busiest at wine and spirits retailers. Wine menu planning is a f..

February 13, 2018 in Wine Reviews

The Sparkling Wine Issue

The Sparkling Wine Issue

By Mark Angelillo

A handful of key regions dominate the sparkling wine scene, and with good reason. Sparklers are often reserved for special occasions and so we shy away from t..

February 2, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Wine Grape Study Guide: Georgia

Wine Grape Study Guide: Georgia

By Gabe Sasso

The country of Georgia has produced wine for more than 8,000 vintages. While spending a recent week there it was easy to see how deeply embedded wine is in th..

January 26, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Life Before and After Brunello

Life Before and After Brunello

By Mark Angelillo

Montalcino, a Tuscan town in Central Italy, is known for its superior wines. It is home to the highly extolled Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino,..

January 19, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Drink Port for Warmth this Winter

Drink Port for Warmth this Winter

By Michelle Williams

Symington is an iconic name in wine. For over four generations the Symington name has been synonymous with high quality port. If the name is unfamiliar their ..

January 12, 2018 in Wine Reviews

The Sparkling Wine Trendsetter of 2017

The Sparkling Wine Trendsetter of 2017

By Mark Angelillo

Back in 2010, less than one million cases of Prosecco were imported to the United States. These days we're looking at about 4 million cases. The holidays are ..

December 29, 2017 in Wine Reviews

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