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  • 2007 Barolo, part 2

    While updating the wine notes I wrote during this year’s Nebbiolo Prima, in this case for the 2007 Barolo of the village of La Morra, I was struck again by...


  • Rioja Gran Reserva

    When it comes to Rioja, there are no finer wines than the Gran Reservas or the rare Gran Reserva Especials. While I have mentioned that this classification...


  • Rioja Gran Reserva Top Picks

    2001 Rioja Gran Reservas are in the marketplace today and they deserve your attention. These great wines, a product of a difficult growing season that saw...


  • How to Start a Wine Collection

    I recently tasted some older Bordeaux with a few writers and Snoothers here in New York. Some words have already been written about the evening, in part by...


  • 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...


  • Top Rioja Reserva Wines

    People tend to assign a lot of weight to words. We use them every day and we take care in crafting our messages in a way so that they will be clearly...


  • Current Vintages of Rioja

    Rioja is a region that is blessed with fairly consistent and favorable weather, but that doesn't mean there is no vintage variation. In truth, there are both...


  • 2007 Barolo Commune

    I’ll be posting my notes for the 2007 Barolo wines over the coming days, but I want to begin with the wines of the Commune of Barolo, as they are...


  • Affordable German Riesling

    After delving into U.S. and Austria, we are now onto the big daddy of Riesling. Ifanyone tells me that some other country other than Riesling is the...


  • 8 Austrian Rieslings

    I tasted Austrian Riesling quite recently, which might make you wonder why I’m trying them again. Well, that’s the beauty of wine, there are always new...


  • How Wine Prices Have Changed

    You might have noticed that I complain about wine prices. A lot. Maybe I’m just jaded, or spoiled since I’ve been buying wine for so long, or perhaps my...


  • South African Chardonnay at a Bargain

    South Africa is slowly regaining her former vinous glory. With a centuries old tradition of fine winemaking, the level of resistance towards trying South...


  • The Best of Wine Spectator

    Yes, I do read the Wine Spectator from time to time. Today, I was lucky enough to grab the office copy as it came in and sat down to thumb through it before...


  • Great Wines of Tuscany

    Tuscany is an odd place. It’s home to some of my favorite wines, affordable, cellarable, food-friendly wonders based on Sangiovese, while at the same time...


  • Hanzell Vineyards: A Historic Sonoma Mainstay

    For our next video installment from this summer's Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, where I joined thousands of winelovers and wine producers, I grabbed Michael...


  • Hop Kiln Winery Pushes New Trends

    You might be familiar with Hop Kiln winery, I am certainly familiar with their wines and have been since way back. Their Petite Sirahs have always been fist...


  • 6 Outstanding Domestic Reds

    While prices for premium Cabernet are really getting crazy, it is not to say that there aren’t any values out there. I found three great wines worth trying...


  • 8 Great Northern Italian Wines

    Now I feel at home, and not just because Italian wines are where my heart is, but also because you can put together a giant list of great Italian wines at...


  • 7 Great Rhone Valley Wines

    The Rhone is a paradoxical place when it comes to wine. Pretty much dominated by Grenache-based blends, you’ll find they’re priced from mere dollars a...


  • 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...


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