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  • In Search of Style

    We are led to believe that in addition to each winery’s house style, wines convey a sense of place. This idea, referred to by its French name: terroir,...


  • Dunn Winery

    The wines of Randy Dunn really need no introduction. First with Caymus Vineyards, where Randy was the winemaker from 1975 through 1985, and then with his...


  • Guide to Rhone Blends

    I’ve been tasting a few Rhone style blends of as of late, and am looking forward to a small vertical of Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape covering the...


  • Region of the Year 2012

    Wine writers like to give out awards. Sometimes, those awards are for wines that win comparative taste tests, a dubious proposition in many ways. Other...


  • 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,...


  • 2010 Northern Rhone

    I don’t do Syrah justice on these pages. Coming from around the world, the wines often do not get the distribution they need because of a soft market. On...


  • Places To Go

    We often write about travel destinations, particularly those that are wine related. This week, I wanted to flip things around a bit to ask you, our readers,...


  • 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...


  • Old Vine Chilean Carignan

    Sometimes, I’m not exactly sure what my job is here at Snooth. I do get to review wine, which many people think is a glamorous and desirable thing to do....


  • Notations on the Côte de Nuits

    The Côte de Nuits houses 99 percent of the red Grands Crus of Burgundy’s famous Côte d’Or. Seeing as these wines are some of the most limited...


  • Bullet Points on the Côte de Beaune

    The northern demarcation of the Côte de Beaune begins a few villages north of the convivial town of Beaune, which sits in the heart of the Côte d’Or....


  • Riesling Round Up

    With the summer of Riesling in full swing, not to mention our own Riesling Global Tasting Initiative wrapping up, it’s a great time to talk about Riesling...


  • Top 11 Wine Consuming Countries

    This should have been a simple task. After all, the numbers I’m using come from The Wine Institute’s annual tally of wine consumption, this time for the...


  • Chilean Carmenere

    As you may know I’m just back from a trip to Chile, where I spent a week traveling around much of the country in search of great wines. While Chile’s...


  • Wine Region of the Year 2011

    Looking back upon my reams of tasting notes and experiences, one thing really stuck out in 2011. And while I say that it is one thing, it is actually (as...


  • Top 10 Rioja Wines of 2011

    Rioja is a region you must explore in 2012. The wines are simply too good to ignore and they are continuing to improve. Producers are learning where to join...


  • Bodegas Roda Wine

    The wine world is usually going through one form of a conniption fit or another over the very real yet wonderfully vague differences that separate so-called...


  • A Look at 2009 Rhone

    2009 as a year in wine is getting huge accolades from the critical media, being called one of the best years ever and the absolute best since 1999. It’s...


  • Brick House Winery

    Brick House Winery is a fascinating operation located in the Ribbon Ridge AVA in Willamette Valley. Proprietor Doug Tunnel, a native Oregonian, returned to...


  • Virginia is for Wine Lovers

    As a native of the great state of Virginia, I was extremely proud to see my home state's burgeoning wine industry and hospitality highlighted as host of the...


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