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Anne Amie Riesling Yamhill-Carlton Estate Dry Riesling

Wine Review: Anne Amie Riesling Yamhill-Carlton Estate Dry Riesling 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Floral petrol aromas with an undernote of baked green apple, honey and tart lime zest. In the mouth this is expressive with notes of elderflower, lemon and mo..

February 20, 2017

Blue Fish Riesling Pfalz

Wine Review: Blue Fish Riesling Pfalz 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Light lemon and petrol aromas. Simple and fresh on the palate with notes of lemon and melon and a crisp minerality.

February 20, 2017

Clean Slate Riesling

Wine Review: Clean Slate Riesling 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Clean green apple and lemon aromas. Lightly effervescent and fruity on the palate with mineral freshness, floral peach and melon notes and a finish of blossom..

February 17, 2017

Lieb Cellars Blanc de Blancs Reserve

Wine Review: Lieb Cellars Blanc de Blancs Reserve 2011

By Snooth Editorial

Soft hay, white blossom and pear aromas. A hint of sweet spice on entry, this tingles on the palate and comes with fresh lemon, pink grapefruit and a full tex..

February 17, 2017

Lieb Reserve Blanc de Blancs

Wine Review: Lieb Reserve Blanc de Blancs 2010

By Snooth Editorial

February 17, 2017

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

SAVED California

Wine Review: SAVED California 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Savory mineral notes on the nose with a fiery heat and a rich cream. On the palate there's a lot more fruit, with red currant, cherry and cranberry flavors, a..

February 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

The First Rule Of Wine Drinking Is: There Are No Rules

The First Rule Of Wine Drinking Is: There Are No Rules

White wine with fish and red wine with meat, right? Sparkling before still before sweet—but the dessert needs to be sweeter than the wine. With so many rules,..

December 27, 2016 in Commentary

Holiday Sparkling Bottle Pick List

Holiday Sparkling Bottle Pick List

By Snooth Editorial

We talked a lot about sparkling wine last week but there is a lot more to cover. The biggest sparkling wine day of the year, New Year's Eve, is right around t..

December 27, 2016 in Commentary

It’s officially time for winter white wines.

It’s officially time for winter white wines.

By Mark Angelillo

We wine lovers think of winemakers like celebrities. Much like chefs, we want our winemakers to flex creative muscle to create potpourris of grapes in the bot..

December 22, 2016 in Wine Reviews

The Decision to Spend More on Sparkling Wine

The Decision to Spend More on Sparkling Wine

By Mark Angelillo

I love a good value when it comes to sparkling wine, but there are so many occasions that warrant higher price points. In fact, purpose is the single most imp..

December 22, 2016 in Commentary

Have a Sparkling Holiday & A Grand Cru New Year

Have a Sparkling Holiday & A Grand Cru New Year

By John Downes

With the New Year just around the corner, pop the cork on a sparkling wine and it’s jingle bells all the way. The days when Champagne had it all its own way a..

December 21, 2016 in Commentary

Winery Spotlight: Martin Ray

Winery Spotlight: Martin Ray

By Gabe Sasso

Many wineries are distinctly associated with a single appellation or growing region. Martin Ray Winery unlike most can claim to real roots in two distinct Cal..

December 21, 2016 in Wine Reviews

World Class Sparkling Wine for Your Holiday Table

World Class Sparkling Wine for Your Holiday Table

By Gabe Sasso

Italy is well known for many things and one of them is an inordinate number of different wine grapes. The variety (400-500) is practically dizzying. That sort..

December 20, 2016 in Commentary

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