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Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut

Wine Review: Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut NV

By Snooth Editorial

Pear, green apple, peach and ripe melon aromas with a slight creamy brioche note. Very fresh and quite creamy on the palate with fine bubbles and a prickly te..

May 26, 2017

Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

Wine Review: Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Delightful peach and ripe green apple aromas with jalapeño and fresh herbs on the nose. This is tart, zesty and refreshing with a bowlful of acidity, juicy li..

May 25, 2017

Weingut Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett Mosel

Wine Review: Weingut Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett Mosel 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Creamy tropical fruit aromas of banana and mango with mixed blossom potpourri and the faintest hint of lemon on the nose. Excellent body and a pleasant zip of..

May 23, 2017

Villa Chigi Saracini Chianti

Wine Review: Villa Chigi Saracini Chianti 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Blueberry and cherry fruit on the nose. Candied red fruit with a pleasant cherry and cranberry palate, rough tannins and red licorice on the finish.

May 22, 2017

Elderton E Series Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia

Wine Review: Elderton E Series Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Thick and richly spiced aromas of bold black currant and blackberry with dusty dark cacao notes and wisps of smoke. A bit candied on the palate with bold cher..

May 19, 2017

Os Winery Bsh Yakima Valley

Wine Review: Os Winery Bsh Yakima Valley 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Dark berry, plum and black currant aromas turn a bit herbal on the nose showing a cooler side before releasing a bit of baking spice. Creamy textured on entry..

May 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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