• Weekly Wine News Roundup

    News from the world of wine for the week beginning September 6, 2010.


  • Herbal Remedy

    They're calling to you, those bundles of herbs on the farmers market tables, and those sprigs springing up from pots at the store. Roast something with me,...


  • Castiglione Falletto - Barolo 2006

    As I tasted through the wines of the various villages of Barolo this past May, I looked forward to those of Castiglione the most. Yes, it's true. While I...


  • The 7 Weirdest Places to Have a Drink

    Drink enough, and even your standard neighborhood bar can take on a surreal appearance. Anyone who's had a zombie or two in one sitting can attest to the...


  • The Newest Bordeaux

    Bordeaux has always been a bit of a confusing region. Thanks to the classification of 1855 (which categorized the first through fifth growths of the Medoc)...


  • Wine Cellar Case Storage

    Another option that I have seen but not purchased is case storage. In general, what I have seen in the marketplace holds cases lengthwise against the wall. I...


  • Wine Cellar Racks

    The final, stage to building a cellar is selecting your racking. I wish I had a great squealing brakes sound effect here followed by noise in rewind since we...


  • Aisle Wine Cellar Racking

    If you have space in your cellar you’ll want to include aisle or island racking. In general this is some sort of combination that includes single bottle...


  • Individual Wine Bottle Racking

    The classic wall of wine usually includes a lot of individual bottle binning. This is the most expensive type of racking due to the intricacy of design, but...


  • Diamond Bin Wine Cellar Rack

    Diamond bins are an efficient use of space and can offer a small variety of storage solutions. The can come in two styles. The first offers triangular bins...


  • Wine Racking Wood Choices

    Choosing the wood that's right for your cellar - The cheapest wood is pine. Pine tends to splinter and crack easily, not to mention warp. It’s a lighter...


  • Rectangular Wine Cellar Bins

    Rectangular bins are just that and I have used several different types that have suited my needs. The best have been bins that hold a single layer of 6...


  • The Giants of Sonoma

    With this installment of "Driving Sonoma," we’ll be packing up and heading south out of Geyserville, and back towards San Francisco. We’ve made a couple...


  • Weekly Wine News Roundup

    News from the world of wine for the week beginning August 30, 2010.


  • 2006 Barolo: La Morra

    The modern-style wines of La Morra that I recently tasted were, as a group, broad in the mouth with plentiful supple tannins and significant weight. Many, in...


  • Bowled Over

    This is a tricky time of year for cocktails. We've turned the corner into fall, and yet it's still hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk. How can we ease...


  • Bartender Bootcamp

    Eben Klemm wants you to make better drinks. Even better, he'd like to show you how. A bartender's bartender, Klemm spends his days training mixologists for...


  • All About Albarino

    Well, the weather has certainly begun to change, and while many folks are making the transition to autumn reds, I’m holding onto the last vestiges of...


  • Zagat Wine - A New Way to Buy Fine Wine

    For over 30 years Zagat has been the name to help you find the finest restaurants. Now, with the introduction of Zagat Wine, that same systematic approach...


  • Raising The Bar

    Let's not look down our nose at the basics. A solid five-bottle bar -- gin, vodka, rum, tequila, and bourbon -- can anchor one hell of a cocktail party, and...


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