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Lawer Estates Betsy's Vineyard Petite Sirah Knights Valley

Wine Review: Lawer Estates Betsy's Vineyard Petite Sirah Knights Valley 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Deep ruby-purple color with some salinity and earthy minerality in the glass and notes of ripe raspberry and tart cranberry. Puckeringly tart on entry and ful..

June 27, 2016

Azienda Agraria Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Sagrantino

Wine Review: Azienda Agraria Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Sagrantino 2008

By Snooth Editorial

Richly decadent aromas of dried dates and fresh blackberry preserves with soft baking spice. This opens up a little tight today yet still quite expressive wit..

June 24, 2016

Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Spatlese Rheigau

Wine Review: Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Spatlese Rheigau 2012

By Snooth Editorial

lemon meringue and postage stamp on the nose. Full round and rich in the mouth with loads of green apple and a splash of green watermelon with a dash of red p..

June 23, 2016

Moniker Chardonnay

Wine Review: Moniker Chardonnay 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Cool and spicy forenote on the nose, this comes in with soft apple, ripe pear and peach notes and floral aromatics. The theme continues on the palate with mor..

June 22, 2016

Tenute Lunelli Ziggurat Montefalco Rosso

Wine Review: Tenute Lunelli Ziggurat Montefalco Rosso 2010

By Snooth Editorial

Dusty and minerally on the nose with soft floral notes of raspberry and cherry. Quite tart and a bit zesty in the mouth yet still nicely elegant with raspberr..

June 21, 2016

Edmeades Shamrock Vineyard Zinfandel Mendocino County

Wine Review: Edmeades Shamrock Vineyard Zinfandel Mendocino County 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Powerful aromatics of earthy salinity, ripe raspberry and black cherry and a floral violet note on the nose. This is nicely heated on the palate, with a well ..

June 20, 2016

When You Run Out of Wine: Rum for a Change

When You Run Out of Wine: Rum for a Change

By Gabe Sasso

Have you discovered the joys of sipping your rum neat, or are you only mixing it into cocktails? Both are certainly delicious ways to enjoy rum. However if yo..

June 17, 2016 in Commentary

New World Wine Secrets: Murrieta’s Well

New World Wine Secrets: Murrieta’s Well

By Snooth Editorial

California’s Livermore Valley is entwined with the legacy of winemaking genius Carl H. Wente. He was among the first to harness Livermore’s unique geographica..

June 10, 2016 in Commentary

There is Nothing Bourgeois about Cru Bourgeois

There is Nothing Bourgeois about Cru Bourgeois

By Jeff Kralik

I did not really know much about wine when I started my junior year abroad studying in Strasbourg, France. At the time I was far more worried about the inebri..

June 10, 2016 in Wine Reviews

The Great Wine Grapes of Austria

The Great Wine Grapes of Austria

By Snooth Editorial

It’s not shocking to imagine that one of the most overlooked wine regions would also be home to some of the most unnoticed wine grapes. While there is much to..

June 1, 2016 in Wine Reviews

The Ultimate Cookie & Wine Pairing Guide

The Ultimate Cookie & Wine Pairing Guide

By Snooth Editorial

You’ve been down this crumb-lined road before. Pairing cookies and wine is not a unique endeavor, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy one. Sweet wines are an o..

May 26, 2016 in Commentary

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

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