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  • The Way of Things at Smith-Madrone

    Out of the way, down a drive lost in Spring Mountain, one comes upon Smith-Madrone, a winery that speaks as much of the past as the present. There’s a bit...


  • Wine Nose

    Ever wonder what the heck wine writers are talking about when they describe the nose of a wine? Like, how about that buttery thing that goes on with some of...


  • March Events for Wine Lovers

    No matter where you live, there’s a great wine event lurking around the corner for the weekend of March 22nd and 23rd. As the weather warms up (and I know...


  • Riesling: Will its time ever come?

    Riesling is always the next big thing, even though it’s been overtaken by a slew of other hip varieties. A few great examples and thoughts on why they suffer.


  • Cabernet State of Mind

    Having just returned from California, and Napa Valley specifically, I’m in a bit of a Cabernet state of mind, not that there is anything wrong with that....


  • 10 Top Napa Cabernets Under $50

    I recently visited the Napa Valley for the first time in about three years. Like many wine geeks, I’m jaded when it comes to Napa Valley wines, almost...


  • Stark Wines: Sharing Profits for a Good Cause

    Stark Wine was first brought to my attention last year by a friend of a friend who was making wine, and the inevitable “could I try it”?  It's not a...


  • Napa Value

    I‘ve been tasting through recent Cabernet releases from the Napa Valley and have been struck by the appeal of many of the wines. This is due in small part...


  • Visiting Napa Valley on a Budget

    It's easy to write about the Napa Valley as a tourist destination, but just how useful is that information once you become an actual visitor? A list of high...


  • Thomas Fogarty in the Santa Cruz Mountains

    The Santa Cruz Mountains: not the first place that springs to mind when we think of the top appellations in California now is it? Of course, one of the...


  • Where To Go in March

    Here I sit in the beautiful Napa Valley considering where March might bring me, and I can't help but think that these winter months are often overlooked as a...


  • 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape has been on fire lately. With spiraling prices and an explosion of points fueling that rise, it’s both hard to ignore...


  • Traveling to Santa Cruz

    California's home to many renowned wine regions, some well-equipped to handle tourists, others less so. For some regions it’s a question of terrain, for...


  • Nantucket Bay Scallops

    With Valentine’s Day approaching we in the food and wine writing business start to focus on the obligatory food and wine article designed to guide you all...


  • Tasting Beaucastel

    Sometimes the wine gods conspire against you. I actually knew something like this was coming. Things had been going too well for too long. I recently thought...


  • Austrian Mountain Reds

    It’s been cold as an Alpine breeze here in New York and that got me thinking of mountain wines—red mountain wines to be precise. Now this is a bit of a...


  • Where To Go in February

    Well, winter is here, or at least it was. While it may have been been frigid here in NYC the week before last, we're now experiencing more moderate...


  • Cooking At The Creek: Interview with Chef Veronica Zahra

    Veronica had an interest in food from a young age, cooking Mediterranean before it ever became popular in restaurants. She even remembers being at school and...


  • Wines Then and Now: Part 3

    This is the final part in a three part series on wine prices over the past decade. Part one, with an introduction and a look at the wines of Piedmont  can...


  • Wine Kindness: Part 1

    We live in an odd world, one where many of us routinely slurp down wines costing $10, $20, or more per bottle, while others struggle with the basic...


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