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Workman Ayer de Facto Red Blend Central Coast

Wine Review: Workman Ayer de Facto Red Blend Central Coast 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Red fruit aromas of cherry raspberry and strawberry with pleasant baking spice and a creamy vanilla. Smoky, savory and tarry on the palate but still showing d..

March 30, 2017

Cusumano Nero d'Avola

Wine Review: Cusumano Nero d'Avola 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Toasted vanilla notes of dark blackberry jam on the nose with floral violet accents and a fair bit of spice. This is dry, austere and concentrated on the pala..

March 30, 2017

Pazo de Señorans Albariño Rías Baixas

Wine Review: Pazo de Señorans Albariño Rías Baixas 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Light refreshing mineral notes of lemongrass and lemon zest with a hint of mint and white pepper. Generous flavors of ripe peach, melon, persimmon and lemon o..

March 29, 2017

Terras Gauda Albarino Abadia de San Campio

Wine Review: Terras Gauda Albarino Abadia de San Campio 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Rich minerality, sea foam and tart lemon aromas open for this on the nose with a lightly floral white blossom note and a hint of peach. This is zesty and bold..

March 29, 2017

J Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley

Wine Review: J Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Cool and crisp aromatic green apple, peach and fresh tea leaf aromas. Creamy and buttery with a round and full palate, this starts out with good ripe fruit no..

March 28, 2017

Surf Swim Chardonnay California

Wine Review: Surf Swim Chardonnay California 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Clean, crisp and inviting aromas of floral honeysuckle, peach preserves and tangerine. A touch zippy on entry with a frisky palate of bright acidity, lemon ze..

March 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

The 2012 Brunello Vintage is Positively Celestial

The 2012 Brunello Vintage is Positively Celestial

By Claudia Angelillo

Brunello is the Jack LaLane of wines. It’s powerful, strong, takes good care of itself, ages really well and lives nearly forever. These are testosterone-heav..

January 20, 2017 in Wine Reviews

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

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

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