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Articles tagged with regional tasting

  • 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...


  • Cayman Island Cooking

    Recently, Snooth hosted a dinner featuring the cooking of Chef Niven Patel, fresh from the Cayman Islands. Chef Niven brought his island attitude to New York...


  • Mother Nature Meets WoMan: 2010 Red Burgundy in Your Glass(es)

    As I said in my post on 2010 Burgundian whites, this vintage is delicious. I discussed there how weather affects white and red wines differently. So far,...


  • Amarone Buying Guide

    Amarone is essentially a modern day update on a traditional wine made for centuries from dried grapes in the area around Verona in Italy’s Veneto...


  • Arneis: The Summer White In Piemonte

    We all know that Piemonte is known for its red wines, but who can drink those on these blistering hot days? I sure can't! I have been pretty obsessed lately...


  • Exploring Virginia Wine Country

    Virginia, the fifth largest wine-producing state in the U.S., now has more than 193 wineries in production and 22 wine trails to explore. And what better...


  • 8 Great Wines of Portugal's Alentejo

    The Alentejo is the heart of Portugal, centrally located with rolling hills pushed up against the border with steamy Spain. This broad, relatively...


  • Portuguese Reds

    I’ve been a big fan of the red wines of Portugal for years and they continue to impress me not only for the sheer quality, but also for the value. So many...


  • 18 Wines to Buy Now: Bordeaux and Burgundy

    A few weeks ago I wrote an introduction to the great cellarable wines of France. Today, I want to begin to follow up on that topic, exploring where one might...


  • South African Reds

    Every so often South African wine gets props, but it seems like there has to be some external impetus to remind people of these often-wonderful wines. The...


  • Top 3 South African Reds Tasted

    2003 Morgenster Stellenbosch 13.5%: A bit reticent on the nose but with super finely delineated black currant fruit topped with nuanced tomato leaf, black...


  • Nicolas Contenta in Friuli

    Today we feature a report from Nicolas Contenta that illustrates the broad range of wine, food and spirits in Friuli, Italy, you can expect to see reports on...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • U.S. and Spanish Sparkling Wine

    Cava from Spain is an inexpensive sparkling wine made in a fresh style. The grapes used in Cava are typically Xarello, Macabeo and Parellada (instead of the...


  • Snooth West Coast Wines of the Year 2010

    It’s time to now reveal the final winner in our Vintage of the Year, Winery of the Year, Wine Region of the Year, and Wines of the Year series. Time for...


  • Top 12 West Coast Wines of the Year 2010

    It’s time to now reveal the final winners in our Snooth Vintage of the Year, Winery of the Year, Wine Region of the Year, and Wines of the Year 2010...


  • Snooth Wine Region of the Year 2010

    Next in our series on Snooth Vintage, Region, Winery and West Coast Wines of the Year is Region of the Year. In 2010, the 2007 Southern Rhône wines hit the...


  • Classic Sonoma Wine and Cheese Pairings

    When we think of Sonoma we tend to think of wine, and that’s a good thing… but Sonoma has so much more to offer! What could be better than classic Sonoma...


  • Great Value Bordeaux

    (Full page) Looking for values in Bordeaux? Look no more. Here are 10 great Châteaux that punch above their pay grade. Each of these wines is available...


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