• Top Zinfandels from California

    The following are some Zins that I think are standouts at this year's ZAP Annual Zinfandel Festival in San Francisco, January 27-29. With hundreds, if not...


  • Rock-Star Wines

    There’s an old saying that if you want to make $1 million dollars in the winemaking business, it’s easy -- just start with $4 million! That may not be...


  • 5 Top Cocktail Trends for 2011

    Energy drinks: More pre-mixed energy beverages -- and by this I mean the return of Four Loko and drinks like it. The ridiculous over-reach by the government...


  • Wine Trends for 2011 (Part 1)

    Well, it’s that time of the year again. Like clockwork, forecasts for wine trends come about as surely as Thanksgiving Day wine recommendations and...


  • Negroamaro - January 2011

    Last week, I talked a little about the Puglian wine scene and my thoughts on the matter. The response I received was interesting to say the least. In fact, I...


  • Best Negroamaro Wines for the U.S. Market

    Duca Carlo Guarini, 2007 Piutri Negroamaro, $18, A little too much raw wood on the nose seems to be obscuring nice clay soil tones and dried fruit notes....


  • All About the Contest

    We want to see you celebrating like an Australian! Have you heard how easy it is to enter Snooth’s Australian Vacation Giveaway in just three steps? 1....


  • Doing Less

    By chance last night I found a fortune cookie, and when I cracked it open, the slip inside held the phrase "do less, not more." I've been thinking about...


  • What We've Been Reading

    On the Wine Trail in Italy: When Alfonso Cevola says he is on the wine trail, he's not talking just talking local but across the two countries he calls home:...


  • Rum Time

    Life sometimes throws you a curveball. What’s the saying? When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Well, I need something a bit stronger. You see, I had...


  • American Rums

    So, first on my list of domestic rums worth the search would be Ragged Mountain Rum from Berkshire Mountain Distillers, located in Great Barrington, MA, an...


  • Wines from Puglia, Italy

    On a recent trip to Puglia, Italy, I was fortunate to taste through the wines of tens of producers. There was the usual range of styles -- modern to...


  • 3 Top Puglian Wines in the U.S. Market

    On my recent trip to Puglia, I found the wines made with the Nero di Troia (aka Uva di Troia) grape were the most interesting and appealing wines for my...


  • 5 More Frequently Asked Wine Questions

    After my earlier article reviewing 10 common wine questions, I received a ton of e-mails asking several follow-up questions. Some were a little too silly to...


  • Answers to Your Wine Questions

    (Full page) After my earlier article reviewing 10 common wine questions, I received a ton of e-mails asking several follow-up questions. Some were a little...


  • Meritage and Funky Blends

    While much of California’s fame is due to varietal wine, or at least wines that are labeled with a single varietal, there has always been a strong...


  • In Praise of Un-Scotch

    Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii was already something of a spirits globalist by 1923 -- he’d been importing Western wines and liquors for nearly a quarter...


  • Meritage and California Blends

    (Full page) While much of California’s fame is due to varietal wine, or at least wines that are labeled with a single varietal, there has always been a...


  • The Year in Pictures

    All of Snooth's e-mails have images attached to them, some many more than one, as some have been quick to point out. Even with so many images it's not always...


  • Hangover Helper

    OK, so we’re here to give you some hangover helper advice. To be clear we hope to help you. And your hangover? Not so much. Some of these may work to help...


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