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Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Carneros

Wine Review: Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Carneros 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Plump green apple and pear fruit aromas with honey glazing and floral notes of wild blossom. This is quite rich and velvety in the mouth with more fresh green..

May 26, 2016

Santa Julia Brut Rose

Wine Review: Santa Julia Brut Rose NV

By Snooth Editorial

Light cherry and strawberry aromas with a touch of cream. Puckeringly acidic in the mouth, tart and refreshing with beautifully floral and ripe cherry and str..

May 25, 2016

Prodigo Nero d'Avola Leggermente Appasite

Wine Review: Prodigo Nero d'Avola Leggermente Appasite 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Dark plum and blackcurrant fruit with notes of overripe strawberry and tobacco leaf. Richly powerful in the mouth with gripping tannic structure, thick raspbe..

May 24, 2016

Vinum Cellars the Scrapper Cabernet Franc

Wine Review: Vinum Cellars the Scrapper Cabernet Franc 2011

By Snooth Editorial

Darkly rich red currant and raspberry fruit aromas with good baking spice and black pepper and a slight note of varietally correct green herb. Nicely rich and..

May 23, 2016

Lawer Estates Late Harvest Chardonnay Knights Valley Sonoma County

Wine Review: Lawer Estates Late Harvest Chardonnay Knights Valley Sonoma County 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Deep notes of dried apricot, candied apple, and marshmallow sweet potato casserole on the nose. Palate of pert clementines and juicy navel oranges with a tinn..

May 20, 2016

Mirassou Moscato

Wine Review: Mirassou Moscato 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Lemon glaze shortbread cookie nose gives way to a slightly fizzy, honeysuckle and sugared lemon and tangerine palate with some crisp straw notes. Fresh and li..

May 20, 2016

The Barolo Wine Wars Have Begun

The Barolo Wine Wars Have Begun

By John Downes

Barolo may be Italy’s most famous red but surprisingly it hails from a very small vineyard region. Tucked into the top northwest corner, just south of the med..

May 18, 2016 in Commentary

The Best Ribera and Rueda Wine Pairings in the World

The Best Ribera and Rueda Wine Pairings in the World

​Don’t let anyone fool you: Perfect wine pairings do exist, but you must be mindful of the wine’s geography, terroir, and character. Strong indigenous grapes,..

May 17, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Thinking Pink: The Intricacies of Making Rosé

Thinking Pink: The Intricacies of Making Rosé

By Nova McCune Cadamatre

It’s summer. The weather is warm and if you are like me, your thoughts are turning to more white wines rather than the hearty reds of winter. There is one sty..

May 10, 2016 in Commentary

Australian Riesling: No One Formula for a Great Wine

Australian Riesling: No One Formula for a Great Wine

By Cathrine Todd

Those who know Riesling intimately, and drink it often, can argue that the top Rieslings are some of the greatest white wines in the world. It is interesting ..

May 5, 2016 in Commentary

Pressing Issues: Exploring a Small Portion of the Maze of Winemaking Decisions

Pressing Issues: Exploring a Small Portion of the Maze of Winemaking Decisions

By Nova McCune Cadamatre

To press or not to press? That is NOT the question. Rarely does anything in winemaking have an absolute however pressing is one of the few. Grapes must be pre..

April 26, 2016 in Commentary

Top Wine Vintages You Need to Know About

Top Wine Vintages You Need to Know About

By Snooth Editorial

It’s not malarkey. Weather conditions have a huge impact on a wine grape’s life, and vintage variations underscore the tie between winemaking and Mother Natur..

April 22, 2016 in Commentary

Virtual Master Class: Wines of Roussillon

Virtual Master Class: Wines of Roussillon

By Snooth Editorial

April 21, 2016 in Wine Reviews

The Languedoc's Sparkling Wine Secrets, Revealed

The Languedoc's Sparkling Wine Secrets, Revealed

By John Downes

I have a theory. Easy to pronounce and easy to remember names help drive wine sales. Hence, Prosecco, the Italian sparkler has taken our shelves by storm, Pic..

April 19, 2016 in Commentary

Spring Whites That Deserve the Hype: Rueda

Spring Whites That Deserve the Hype: Rueda

Call it what you’d like: An old routine, a daily pattern, your go-to basics. You’re stuck in a rut, and it can happen with your white wine choices, too. It’s ..

April 15, 2016 in Commentary

We Know Where To Find The World’s Best Wines

We Know Where To Find The World’s Best Wines

By Gabe Sasso

ProWein, the annual wine and spirits fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the high water mark for wine brands, regions, and drinkers worldwide. Nearly every wine p..

April 8, 2016 in Wine Reviews

The Next Great Chapter in Your Wine Story: Furmint

The Next Great Chapter in Your Wine Story: Furmint

By Claudia Angelillo

April 6, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Low Alcohol Wines for the Win

Low Alcohol Wines for the Win

By Snooth Editorial

It’s happened to us all: You are beguiled by an extremely tasty and easy-drinking wine. Less than ninety minutes later you are three glasses deep, sans supple..

March 29, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Wine with Body and Soul from the Heart of Spain ~ Tarantas Tiene Cuerpo y Alma

Wine with Body and Soul from the Heart of Spain ~ Tarantas Tiene Cuerpo y Alma

“Pure wines capturing the essence of Spain in every glass,” Tarantas Wines are made with 100% certified organic grapes. Their commitment to sustainability is ..

March 25, 2016 in Commentary

Is the wine world shutting you out?

Is the wine world shutting you out?

By John Downes

Can you imagine going to a restaurant and ordering food you’d never heard of, shelling out for a theatre ticket without having some idea of what the show was ..

March 24, 2016 in Wine Reviews

To Age or Not to Age? That is the Question.

To Age or Not to Age? That is the Question.

By Nova McCune Cadamatre

When you think of drinking wine at the appropriate age, what picture comes to mind? Usually it is a red wine. Maybe a decanter is involved? It’s a special occ..

March 22, 2016 in Commentary

The World's Most Powerful Tempranillo is from Ribera del Duero

The World's Most Powerful Tempranillo is from Ribera del Duero

As the chilly season draws to a close our thoughts drift toward picnics in the park, fire pits at dusk, and sidewalk cafés. While there’s no reason to banish ..

March 15, 2016 in Commentary

Be A Smart Bordeaux Wine Shopper

Be A Smart Bordeaux Wine Shopper

By Claudia Angelillo

You’ll know a glass of Bordeaux when you sniff it -- from the pencil shavings of Pauillac to the elderflowers of Pessac-Leognan. Bordeaux is synonymous qualit..

March 11, 2016 in Wine Reviews

Change The Way You Consider Champagne

Change The Way You Consider Champagne

By Snooth Editorial

How big is your wine library? This time we aren’t talking about bottles. Here, we are speaking about actual books. While web articles and top ten lists provid..

March 8, 2016 in Commentary

The Best Wine Travel Destinations in the World

The Best Wine Travel Destinations in the World

By Snooth Editorial

Have you been bitten by the travel bug this winter? While every glass of wine is a journey, wine travel will deliver your wine experiences to new heights. Eno..

March 4, 2016 in Commentary

The Montalcino Wine Detective

The Montalcino Wine Detective

By John Downes

When I first became interested in wine I used to get Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino mixed up, never mind having difficulty pronouncing them. A..

February 26, 2016 in Commentary

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