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Ryan Patrick Grenache Reserve Northridge Vineyard Wahluke Slope

Wine Review: Ryan Patrick Grenache Reserve Northridge Vineyard Wahluke Slope 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Full bunches of ripe red fruit on the palate - raspberry, cherry and strawberry with strong character and spice and a floral note. Delicate but assertive on e..

January 19, 2017

Macmurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve Russian River Valley

Wine Review: Macmurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve Russian River Valley 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Fresh ripe cherries, star anise, clove and blueberries on the nose. Clean and fresh on the palate, round and full with bright cherry fruit, a bit of heat and ..

January 19, 2017

I Veroni Chianti Rufina

Wine Review: I Veroni Chianti Rufina 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Dark berry and herbal oregano notes are almost grassy and do show some fruit notes of cherry and raspberry. Rich and earthy notes of raspberry, red currant an..

January 18, 2017

Helix Sangiovese Stillwater Creek Vineyard Columbia Valley

Wine Review: Helix Sangiovese Stillwater Creek Vineyard Columbia Valley 2011

By Snooth Editorial

Toasted smoke aromas of dried earth and dried cranberries. This is fresher on the palate with red fruit flavors of cranberry, strawberry and red current and d..

January 18, 2017

The Perfect Event for Wine & Spirits People

The Perfect Event for Wine & Spirits People

By Snooth Editorial

ProWein is back. Wine and spirits professionals from around the globe are booking flights and rooms for this annual trade event in Düsseldorf, Germany. This y..

January 18, 2017 in Commentary

Tenuta di Corte Giacobbe Soave

Wine Review: Tenuta di Corte Giacobbe Soave 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Lively lemon and peach aromas with steely minerality. This has a touch of fruit on the attack that carries a hint of sweet spice with notes of mango and apric..

January 17, 2017

Sketchbook Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino County

Wine Review: Sketchbook Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino County 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Darkly smoked notes of strawberry and raspberry with burnt earth and tar notes. This is more fruity in the mouth, but a bit tart with cranberry and strawberry..

January 17, 2017

ProWein 2017 – The Global Stage for the Global Wine Industry

ProWein 2017 – The Global Stage for the Global Wine Industry

For 3 days in March, Düsseldorf, Germany will become the center for the international wine sector. After more than two decades, ProWein, International Trade F..

January 13, 2017 in Commentary

More Champagne Beats January Blues

More Champagne Beats January Blues

By John Downes

A friend of mine’s wife gets really annoyed if I recommend wines over ($15) (£10), not to mention my mates in the pub, so I’m expecting a lot of flack when th..

January 11, 2017 in Commentary

Snooth Editorial Update

Snooth Editorial Update

By Snooth Editorial

Mark Angelillo will take the mantle as Snooth’s chief taster. As architect of one of the world’s largest wine sites, Mark brings over a decade of experience t..

January 11, 2017 in Commentary

Carménère Wine Master Class: Lessons Learned

Carménère Wine Master Class: Lessons Learned

By Mark Angelillo

Carménère is an old grape variety from the Gironde. DNA analysis suggests that it’s a cross between Cabernet Franc and Gros Cabernet (which is itself a distan..

January 5, 2017 in Wine Reviews

The First Rule Of Wine Drinking Is: There Are No Rules

The First Rule Of Wine Drinking Is: There Are No Rules

White wine with fish and red wine with meat, right? Sparkling before still before sweet—but the dessert needs to be sweeter than the wine. With so many rules,..

December 27, 2016 in Commentary

Holiday Sparkling Bottle Pick List

Holiday Sparkling Bottle Pick List

By Snooth Editorial

We talked a lot about sparkling wine last week but there is a lot more to cover. The biggest sparkling wine day of the year, New Year's Eve, is right around t..

December 27, 2016 in Commentary

The Decision to Spend More on Sparkling Wine

The Decision to Spend More on Sparkling Wine

By Mark Angelillo

I love a good value when it comes to sparkling wine, but there are so many occasions that warrant higher price points. In fact, purpose is the single most imp..

December 22, 2016 in Commentary

It’s officially time for winter white wines.

It’s officially time for winter white wines.

By Mark Angelillo

We wine lovers think of winemakers like celebrities. Much like chefs, we want our winemakers to flex creative muscle to create potpourris of grapes in the bot..

December 22, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Winery Spotlight: Martin Ray

Winery Spotlight: Martin Ray

By Gabe Sasso

Many wineries are distinctly associated with a single appellation or growing region. Martin Ray Winery unlike most can claim to real roots in two distinct Cal..

December 21, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Have a Sparkling Holiday & A Grand Cru New Year

Have a Sparkling Holiday & A Grand Cru New Year

By John Downes

With the New Year just around the corner, pop the cork on a sparkling wine and it’s jingle bells all the way. The days when Champagne had it all its own way a..

December 21, 2016 in Commentary

World Class Sparkling Wine for Your Holiday Table

World Class Sparkling Wine for Your Holiday Table

By Gabe Sasso

Italy is well known for many things and one of them is an inordinate number of different wine grapes. The variety (400-500) is practically dizzying. That sort..

December 20, 2016 in Commentary

The Difference Between Value & Cheap Sparkling Wine

The Difference Between Value & Cheap Sparkling Wine

By Mark Angelillo

Whenever I get together with friends and cook my wife and I always love to start with a sparkling wine. Even the act of pulling off the cork signifies that it..

December 20, 2016 in Wine Reviews

ProWein 2017 – The Entire World of Wine

ProWein 2017 – The Entire World of Wine

ProWein is the world’s leading trade fair for wine and spirits, the largest industry meeting for professionals from viticulture, production, trade and gastron..

December 9, 2016 in Commentary

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

By Gabe Sasso

With the holidays fast approaching shopping season is in full effect. All of us likely have one or more wine lovers on our gift list. Like the rest of the wor..

December 8, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Smoke Pairings: It’s a Thing

Smoke Pairings: It’s a Thing

By Claudia Angelillo

Tobacco is a slippery and oftentimes polarizing slope. Some of us love to indulge in a celebratory smoke on occasion, while others detest the very notion. The..

December 8, 2016 in Commentary

The Truth About Petit Chablis

The Truth About Petit Chablis

By John Downes

Just back from Chablis with a few thoughts. The first is that the Chablisienne should try and find another name for Petit Chablis. I often hear wine enthusias..

November 28, 2016 in Wine Reviews

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Wine List

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Wine List

By Snooth Editorial

This is not your first Thanksgiving rodeo. It's not ours, either. We've brought you a panolpy of Thanksgiving table suggestions over the past ten years. There..

November 23, 2016 in Wine Reviews

#CarmenereDay is Thanksgiving Day!

#CarmenereDay is Thanksgiving Day!

By Snooth Editorial

The annual shifts in our calendar create all kinds of serendipitous circumstances. Maybe your birthday falls on a Friday this year, which gifts you an extra b..

November 23, 2016 in Commentary

The Next Era in Italian Wine

The Next Era in Italian Wine

By John Downes

I know that Snoothers like to cut their teeth on unusual wine stuff now and again so here goes! I was in Piemonte in north-west Italy a while ago and spent a ..

November 11, 2016 in Commentary

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