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  • Pairing White Rhone Wines with Food

    When most people think of the Northern Rhone, they don't think of white wine. It's really no surprise that Viognier (one of the principal white grapes of the...


  • Top 5 White Rhone Varieties

    We’re celebrating white Rhône varietals in this go around of Snooth’s Global Tasting Initiative. I hear many of you asking, “Why would you do that,...


  • Viognier Tasting Notes

    One of the great stories of the past decade has been the renaissance of Viognier. With new producers in the Rhone Valley as well as an explosion of producers...


  • Aged Sangivoese Tasting Notes

    I know that I am biased and that my biases are not always correct. I also know enough to not worry about things like this and just accept my new reality. If...


  • Does Sangiovese Age?

    If you ask 10 different people whether or not Sangiovese can age, you are likely to get 10 different responses, ranging from an incredulous “of course”...


  • 6 Top Value Sangiovese Wines from 2010

    The wines of 2010 are the youngest Sangiovese you will find in the marketplace at this time. As real youngsters, these wines tend to be fruity and bright. As...


  • 5 Top Value Sangiovese Wines from 2009

    2009 is a vintage of highs and lows in Tuscany. High heat and low rainfall produced some wonderful wines that are full with ripe fruit and soft structure,...


  • Top Sangiovese Destinations

    If you’re going to enjoy Sangiovese, there is no better place to go than back to the Motherland. In fact, you can pretty much substitute in the word wine...


  • Top 10 Sangiovese Producers

    That title is definitely misleading. While all of these wines are under $100, most of them are WAY under $100, which is what makes Sangiovese one of my...


  • Sangiovese from 1997 and 1999

    Much has been written about the 1997 vintage in Tuscany, and it was hailed by many as the second coming of Tuscan wines. The hyperbole flew fast and furious,...


  • 1997 vs.1999 Sangiovese

    It was a showdown, 1997 versus 1999. We tasted four producers all from my cellar to test the vintages, see if each deserved its reputation, and if one or...


  • Top 5 Italian Sangiovese

    Sangiovese is a bit of a chameleon, even in Italy. At its best, at least for my palate, it’s all about pure red fruits framed with distinct earthy, leather...


  • Top 5 Domestic Sangiovese

    These are a rather powerful group of wines, but one of the beautiful things about Sangiovese in California is that, unlike with some gapes, power doesn’t...


  • Sangiovese from Italy and California

    Today, I’m publishing two sets of tasting notes featuring Sangiovese-based wines from both Chianti and the U.S.’s West Coast. In many ways it is an...


  • #GTiSangiovese Begins!

    We’re moving on to Sangiovese for our next Global Tasting Initiative. I honestly can not say that there are many more grapes I’m interested in exploring...


  • New Zealand Syrah

    When you think of New Zealand Syrah is probably not the first wine that jumps to mind, and that is not surprising. What is surprising is how Syrah,...


  • Aged Syrah Tasting Notes

    Aged Syrah is a bit of a rare beast. Not much that is ageable is made to begin with, and much of that gets drunk in its youth anyway. So what is aged Syrah...


  • On Aging Syrah Wine

    With almost all of our recent discussions of Syrah, the topic has eventually turned to the ageability. If the question is does Syrah age, the answer is of...


  • Top Syrah Wines $12-$25

    So Syrah has an identity crisis, but what are you supposed to do about it? That’s a good question, and the answer is quite limited by the information that...


  • Top Syrah Wines $25 and Up

    While it would be easy to continue my diatribe of sorts against producers of Syrah, I am willing to make some exceptions. You see to my mind, the...


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