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Demorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc

Wine Review: Demorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Fresh apricot, apple and soft melon aromas. Buttery and creamy textured on entry, this has a pleasant lemon palate and medium-full body, finishing a bit herbal.

June 23, 2017

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

Keermont Vineyards Riverside Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch

Wine Review: Keermont Vineyards Riverside Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Decadent cream and persimmon aromas with a touch of sea breeze on the nose. Though there is a nice fruit base of apple and melon, this is well oaked, with van..

June 22, 2017

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

Solms Delta Chenin Blanc South Africa

Wine Review: Solms Delta Chenin Blanc South Africa 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Floral and mineral notes on the nose with a lemon and toasted almond blend. This has a bright zest of tangerine juice on the attack but is fairly soft, faintl..

June 21, 2017

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

Talbott Kali Hart Pinot Noir Monterey

Wine Review: Talbott Kali Hart Pinot Noir Monterey 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Light cherry, soft blossom and sticky tar notes on the nose. This has a sweet spice bloom on the palate that is explosive on entry with rich fruit flavors of ..

June 12, 2017

Chateau Minuty M Rose Cotes de Provence

Wine Review: Chateau Minuty M Rose Cotes de Provence 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Cherry blossom, light watermelon and strawberry aromas are fun and fruity. Soft and round in the mouth, this has a chunky melon, fleshy strawberry palate with..

June 9, 2017

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

Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Review: Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Herbal lemongrass and green pepper aromas with fresh citrus notes that are quite aromatic. Fresh and lively on the palate, this is emblematic of Sauvignon Bla..

June 8, 2017

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

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

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