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The Dreaming Tree Pinot Noir

Wine Review: The Dreaming Tree Pinot Noir 2015

By Snooth Editorial

A bit tarry, a bit floral, some cherry and simple raspberry aromas. On the palate this brings a somewhat candied red fruit palate of cherries and raspberry Jo..

August 11, 2017

J Vineyards Pinot Noir California

Wine Review: J Vineyards Pinot Noir California 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Smoky, earthy and tarry with tart cherry fruit. This is puckered and tight with black cherry, earthy tar and smoke on the palate and a raisin and fig finish.

August 11, 2017

Joseph Drouhin Chorley-les-Beaune Red Burgundy

Wine Review: Joseph Drouhin Chorley-les-Beaune Red Burgundy 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Smoky and brooding with a gruff exterior and streaks of perfumed tar belying a fresh fruit core of cherry and strawberry. This starts out juicy on the palate ..

August 11, 2017

It’s Time to Rethink Cava

It’s Time to Rethink Cava

By Michelle Williams

What comes to mind when I say Cava? Perhaps your initial thoughts are inexpensive and great for mimosas or other sparkling cocktails. Cava has suffered a bit ..

August 11, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Boom Boom Syrah Washington State

Wine Review: Boom Boom Syrah Washington State 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Flinty aromas of smoky tar and an underlying black currant fruit. Black cherry and black currant on the palate, some earth and a touch of cola towards the fin..

August 4, 2017

Drink Washington State Carmenere Walla Walla Valley

Wine Review: Drink Washington State Carmenere Walla Walla Valley 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Fruit forward and fresh with black cherry and blackberry aromas and bright cherry blossom notes. This is surprisingly full and bright on the palate with loads..

August 4, 2017

Drink Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope

Wine Review: Drink Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Light raspberry, blueberry and cherry aromas, a touch candied and sweetly spiced. Blueberry, cherry and red currant fruit flavors on the palate with a fresh l..

August 4, 2017

The Future of New Zealand Wine

The Future of New Zealand Wine

By Cameron Douglas MS

The future of New Zealand wine is strong – both through local sales and, increasingly, export. International trade in wine remains highly competitive, market ..

August 4, 2017 in Wine Reviews

The Future of Emilio Moro

The Future of Emilio Moro

By Snooth Editorial

You already know and adore Emilio Moro. This winery is the jewel of Ribera del Duero. The Moro family, now four generations deep into winemaking, is known for..

August 4, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Expert Reveals German Wine Secrets

Expert Reveals German Wine Secrets

It’s no secret that we love German wines, but there’s more to them than meets the eye. Germany is well known for superior winemaking, perfectly evolved grape ..

July 31, 2017 in Wine Reviews

This wine region is making waves.

This wine region is making waves.

By Snooth Editorial

This region may have a section at your local retailer, but perhaps you haven’t noticed it yet. Then again, the wines may appear in the catchall “Wines of the ..

July 14, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Spanish Wines Get Specific

Spanish Wines Get Specific

By John Downes

As the world’s winemakers look to single vineyard wines to mark them out from the crowd, a trip through southern Spain with the Grandes Pagos de Espana took o..

July 14, 2017 in Wine Reviews

What it means to be a wine icon.

What it means to be a wine icon.

By Mark Angelillo

There are lots of wine brands out there, but only some can be called iconic. These brands shape winemaking in a forward-positive direction. They lead the char..

July 11, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Superior Summer Reds: Dolcetto

Superior Summer Reds: Dolcetto

By Alan Tardi

On the last night of Nebbiolo Prima, something quite unusual happened: we left the area of Barolo and drove thirty minutes south, to the township of Dogliani,..

June 23, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Wine in the Movies & on TV

Wine in the Movies & on TV

By Snooth Editorial

We've had a relationship with wine for several millennia and counting. This relationship has been documented in a number of ways, but so much has been lost to..

June 22, 2017 in Commentary

Chenin Blanc Strikes Back

Chenin Blanc Strikes Back

By Mark Angelillo

In case you haven’t heard, June 17th is Chenin Blanc Day. And like so many wine lovers, one of the first places I go for great Chenin Blanc is South Africa. W..

June 16, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Beaujolais Wine is in Bloom

Beaujolais Wine is in Bloom

By John Downes

Some Burgundy winemakers pull their noses up at Beaujolais but, like it or not, these hilly picturesque vineyards just up the road from Macon are an integral ..

June 9, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Secret Sauce Wines: Murrieta’s Well

Secret Sauce Wines: Murrieta’s Well

By Mark Angelillo

My admiration for Murrieta’s Well and their winemaker, Robbie Meyer, is no secret. I’m so glad that The Whip and The Spur are available at retail shops across..

June 1, 2017 in Wine Reviews

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

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