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Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Review: Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014

By Snooth Editorial

The aromatic, fresh and inviting fruit aromas of ripe raspberry, cherry and red currant are a bit buttery here on the nose. Silky textured on entry, this deve..

April 27, 2017

Falesco Vitiano Rosato Umbria IGT

Wine Review: Falesco Vitiano Rosato Umbria IGT 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Chunky melon and tart lemon aromas. On the palate this is simple yet pleasant, with strawberry and cherry notes, light blossom and an herbal finish.

April 26, 2017

Matias Riccitelli Hey Malbec! Mendoza

Wine Review: Matias Riccitelli Hey Malbec! Mendoza 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Pinched red fruit aromas with a pleasant herbal dried basil and black pepper note coming through. Concentrated mixed berry, cherry and crushed flower petal no..

April 24, 2017

Rodney Strong Rose of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Wine Review: Rodney Strong Rose of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Pleasant watermelon and cherry aromas are quite juicy and inviting. This has a fresh tingling acidity and a zesty spice on the palate, playful and clean with ..

April 21, 2017

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

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rose Pfalz

Wine Review: Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rose Pfalz 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Light watermelon and raspberry aromas are restrained and pleasant. This has a touch of effervescence on the palate, bold cranberry and cherry fruit and a shar..

April 20, 2017

Chateau d'Esclans Garrus Cotes de Provence Rose

Wine Review: Chateau d'Esclans Garrus Cotes de Provence Rose 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Sweetly floral, light fruit aromas of strawberry and cherry blossom. Tart cranberry and chunky melon notes on the palate with a resinous earthy and herbal not..

April 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

Why Riesling is a Zeitgeist Wine

Why Riesling is a Zeitgeist Wine

By Mark Angelillo

Riesling could be eclipsing Chardonnay as a go-to white wine grape for wine drinkers. My definition of wine drinkers here includes folks who don’t drink wine ..

March 24, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Ask the Winemaker: La Crema’s Craig McAllister

Ask the Winemaker: La Crema’s Craig McAllister

By Mark Angelillo

I recently had the chance to speak with Craig McAllister, La Crema Winery’s new head winemaker. He took the reins this past January. La Crema wines are much-l..

March 17, 2017 in Commentary

Bordeaux or Bust!

Bordeaux or Bust!

By John Downes

With springtime upon us, wine enthusiasts around the world are looking to squeeze a French vineyard into their European holiday. “Is it possible to catch the ..

March 17, 2017 in Commentary

The Wine Industry Needs More Email

The Wine Industry Needs More Email

By Mark Angelillo

There is no denying that in today’s wine marketing landscape social media presence is a box that needs to be checked. While social media is the face you prese..

March 9, 2017 in Commentary

This premium Cabernet category should be on your radar

This premium Cabernet category should be on your radar

By Michelle Williams

No doubt when Spanish conquistador Pedro Gutierrez de Valdivia founded the city of Santiago in 1541, he was not thinking of viticulture. However, today the Ma..

March 7, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Aromatic Whites are New Zealand’s Secret Star

Aromatic Whites are New Zealand’s Secret Star

By Gabe Sasso

When you spend more than two weeks in a place you soak in a lot about it. Taste all the wine you want at home, but there’s simply no substitute for standing i..

March 3, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Does your wine have a gender?

Does your wine have a gender?

By Snooth Editorial

Esteemed wine critics like Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni employ gender-positive terms in their tasting notes without compunction. Masculine wines are comm..

February 24, 2017 in Commentary

This is the next big sparkling wine region.

This is the next big sparkling wine region.

By John Downes

In the United Kingdom and Europe, English sparkling wine is taking wine shelves, newspaper columns and wine enthusiasts by storm. So much so that I accompanie..

February 17, 2017 in Commentary

A different way to think about pink wine

A different way to think about pink wine

By Michelle Williams

Provence is one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world. While Provençale rosé may be a popular trend, production of wine in Provence is not. Wines ..

February 10, 2017 in Wine Reviews

It’s okay to buy value sparkling wine for Valentine’s Day.

It’s okay to buy value sparkling wine for Valentine’s Day.

By Mark Angelillo

I took my then-girlfriend, now-wife to Florence for our first Valentine’s Day. The location in combination with more than a few bottles of Vino Nobile di Mont..

February 9, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Surprise! Bordeaux is Modern and Affordable.

Surprise! Bordeaux is Modern and Affordable.

By Gabe Sasso

Bordeaux is different things to different people. To many seasoned wine lovers it’s one of the most prestigious wine regions in the world, home to some of the..

February 3, 2017 in Wine Reviews

These New Wave Wine Grapes Are Really Catching On

These New Wave Wine Grapes Are Really Catching On

By Snooth Editorial

A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will you go? Many wine drinkers cling to familiar grape varieties or settle for wh..

January 26, 2017 in Commentary

Millennial Wine Consumers in The United States

Millennial Wine Consumers in The United States

By Mark Angelillo

As millennials come of age and begin exploring wine as a passion and a pastime, they are causing a tectonic shift in the wine business. The fundamentals of th..

January 24, 2017 in Commentary

The Rise of Non-Traditional Wine Blends

The Rise of Non-Traditional Wine Blends

By Mark Angelillo

Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. The majority of casual wine drinkers understand what “Merlot”, “Moscato”, and “Ca..

January 20, 2017 in Wine Reviews

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