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    2005 Barolo has the grave misfortune of living between two highly-regarded vintages so that means you shouldn’t be buying these wines, right? Well, hold on...


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    Before there were wine blogs dedicated to nearly every grape, region, and price point, there was Vinography, Alder Yarrow's award-winning site dedicated to...


  • The Seven Most Surprising Wine Regions

    You know that Croatia has a heartbreakingly gorgeous coastline, and that Idaho has famous potatoes -- but did you know that they both produce notable wine?...


  • Wine Accessories 101

    The most important weapon in every wine drinker’s arsenal is, not surprisingly, decent stemware. By decent I don’t mean fancy, just a nicely shaped...


  • New Zealand's North Island

    In part two of our series on New Zealand Pinot Noir, we’ll be exploring the unique terroir and top Pinots found on the North Island. This diverse stretch...


  • Visiting the Loire Valley

    I love traveling to where a wine is made. The chance to experience life among the vines, smelling the earth, meeting the makers, and visiting the cellars can...


  • Snooth's Wine Survival Guide

    You know where to turn when you're looking for the best wine to pair with a great recipe, but what about matching a wine to an occasion? Whether it's dinner...


  • 10 Questions for Craig Camp

    You'll find no 100-point scale at Craig Camp's award-winning Wine Camp Blog, just thoughtful commentary on underrated finds, overrated bottles, and tons of...


  • Massican's First Releases

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  • New Zealand Pinot Noir

    New Zealand is well known as a wine-producing country -- the problem is it’s recognized almost exclusively for Sauvignon Blanc. The electric gooseberry...


  • Santa Cruz Wine Country

    The appeal of Santa Cruz is its bohemian splendor; it is, and always has been, a refreshingly down-to-earth stop on my wine country tours. Where else can you...


  • Five Wines For Brunch

    Few things are lovelier than a glass of Champagne with great quiche or killer waffles. But once you've mastered that partnership, why not play the field?...


  • Dashe Cellars

    I was fortunate to share a meal with Mike Dashe -- and several of his wines -- some seven or so years ago. A mutual friend arranged the little soiree here in...


  • The Country Cooking of Ireland

    There’s not much a wine guy can do when talk comes round to St. Patty’s Day. There are the usual green, suggestions -- Vinho Verde, Patricia Green Pinot...


  • Destination South Africa

    South Africa will have their moment in the sun this summer as legions of football fans (the one played with a soccer ball), descend on Cape Town for the...


  • Getting to know Syrah

    We’ve tasted quite a bit of Syrah here at Snooth, and it’s no secret that it’s one of my favorite varietal wines, not to mention a component of many...


  • Alexander Valley Cabernet

    Sonoma is just a stone’s throw from Napa County, up and over the Mayacamas range, but they really are a world apart in many ways. Napa Valley’s neat and...


  • Taking time for Portugal

    Portugal is poised to become the next important player on the international wine scene. Unlike some of the latest flavors du jour, Portugal’s wines are...


  • Travel Guide for Portland

    With people starting to make plans for summer vacation, yours truly included, I thought this would be a great time to share what I’ve gleaned from all of...


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