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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..

May 22, 2018

Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyard Riesling Chehalem Mountains

Wine Review: Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyard Riesling Chehalem Mountains 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Creamy, lightly herbed and buttery notes of fresh apple, pear and light peach. Brightly acidic on the palate with puckering lemon zest and a sweet spice mid p..

May 21, 2018

Prophecy Red Blend United States

Wine Review: Prophecy Red Blend United States 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Light cherry aromas. Juicy and medium-full bodied palate of raspberry and cherry fruit with a finish of red fruit, herb and good length.

May 18, 2018

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

Eternal Wines Eternal Beauty Rose Walla Walla Valley

Wine Review: Eternal Wines Eternal Beauty Rose Walla Walla Valley 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Simple cherry, cranberry and strawberry notes with a bit of a tart finish.

May 17, 2018

Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Wine Review: Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Dusty and dry but quite fruity aromas of plum, raisin and red currant. Nicely spiced and red fruited on the palate with raspberry, red currant and Bing cherry..

May 16, 2018

Cline Family Cellars Syrah Sonoma County

Wine Review: Cline Family Cellars Syrah Sonoma County 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Concentrated black berry aromas of savory earth and creamy oak. Black cherry and blackberry fruit flavors on the palate with a zesty acidity and liberal spice..

May 15, 2018

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

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

Argentina’s Secret Stash of Wines

Argentina’s Secret Stash of Wines

By Mark Angelillo

Argentina is a key player on the 21st century wine scene. Hands down, the country is known for making some of the best Malbec wine out there today. The Argent..

December 29, 2017 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

Premium Wine for Your Holiday Table

Premium Wine for Your Holiday Table

By Mark Angelillo

I taste a lot of California wine in any given year. There are so many impressive California wines out there, but this producer brought my understanding of win..

December 29, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Have a Grand Cru Christmas!

Have a Grand Cru Christmas!

By John Downes

Have you noticed that wherever you are in the world, the Christmas lunch menu is set in stone? In England smoked salmon followed by a traditional turkey roast..

December 22, 2017 in Wine Reviews

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