• First Look - Cupcake Vineyards

    And to cap off the week we got a sneak peak at a new value brand called Cupcake Vineyards. The winemaker, Adam Richardson, stopped by with the wines and we...


  • PTP 14 Cabernet Sauvignon plus Gundlach Bundschu Vertical Tasting

    We had an abridged PTP tasting this week. For the first hour or so of our tasting we sampled a quartet of Cabernets. Sadly two  other bottles that were to...


  • 1989 Vietti Horizontal Tasting With Luca Currado

    I also had the pleasure of dining with Luca Currado, winemaker at Piedmont's Vietti winery. I have had the chance to drink with Luca quite a few times and we...


  • Gundlach Bundschu Celebrates 151 Years

    We had an exciting time in our blind tasting this past week. While our GTi has us focused on Cabernet Sauvignon we got sidetracked just a little bit. We...


  • 1989 with Luca Currado

    Well it's been a year since I last had dinner in New York with Luca Currado. A year ago I really raided my cellar and pulled an almost complete vertical of...


  • Tempranillo - Back to the Basics

    After last week’s lopsided report on Tempranillo I though we needed to refocus ourselves on some of the great regions in Spain that have made Tempranillo...


  • The many faces of Tempranillo

    Have you ever noticed how much of California looks and feels a lot more like Spain, as opposed to say, Burgundy or Bordeaux? They both tend to be dry, hot,...


  • Symphony with Horns

    Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a $3.9 million grant to develop a mechanical sprayer. The chemicals used in vineyards have become so...


  • Wine Writing

    It's Tuesday, the night before my blog is to be posted. And although there is always scintillating things to talk about regarding the wine world, I have to...


  • Busiest time of the year for a wine consumer

    As it turns outs the busiest time for a wine consumer like me is not around the holidays or any other special event.  The busiest time of year is during the...


  • The Proliferation of Pinot

    The proliferation of Pinot Noir along the West Coast has created a lot of confusion as the fruit of vineyards, young and old, are used to make myriad styles...


  • Really Old Madeira

    I have a thing for Madeira. I've never bought a bottle, but I have been lucky enough to taste some pretty cool stuff and each time I'm blown away by the...


  • Sangiovese is a beautiful thing

    At its best it produces wine with a brightness that belies its aggressive acidity and slightly astringent tannins. In that regard it is much like the spring,...


  • Three Wines for Valentine's Day

    Memories are made of this; lazy evenings watching the sunset or the fireplace roar, the gentle touch of a hand, the warmth of your lover's breath on your...


  • Wine is recession proof

    Its been a busy month for wine industry research reports and forecasts. Yesterday Vinexpo, in conjunction with the IWSR, released their 12th Global Study on...


  • Ermitage

    I spent the last week in the French countryside for work – the Loire Valley, Burgundy and the Northern Rhone.  The wine countryside(s).  I was there to...


  • Goodbye Syrah, Hello Sangiovese

    While Snooth's Syrah GTi concluded this past weekend and Sangiovese is off to a great start, I would be remiss if I didn't add a little follow up to last...


  • Syrah PTP

    In coordination with Snooth's Global Tasting initiative I scheduled our Panel Tasting Program blind event this past week as a focus on Syrah, California...


  • Dinner with a wine maker

    I admit it; I love to go out for dinner.  I love it even more someone else pays.  So when it came time for the annual Loxton Cellars winery dinner, I made...


  • Smashing Syrah from Around the World

    Part of the adventure embodied in Snooth’s Global Tasting Initiative is discovering new producers or new wines that may have otherwise dropped below your...


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