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  • Chianti for Every Day

    Often overlooked, and suffering still from its days in straw covered fiasci, Chianti continues to offer great value to the savvy shopper. A large region of...


  • Bedrock Vineyards

    Bedrock, a word filled with connotation, and one well-chosen for Morgan Twain-Peterson's fledgling wine company. The son of one of California's Zinfandel...


  • Petite Sirah

    Like Zinfandel, Petite Sirah is primarily a California wine: the Golden State’s long, sunny growing seasons are necessary to ripen Petite Sirah’s...


  • Italian White Wines for Spring

    Enotria, the land of vines, was the ancient Greek name for Italy and a very appropriate one at that. Today much of Italian white wine is dominated by a...


  • Top 15 Syrahs for Grilling

    Carnivores and grillers, a few reasons to love Syrah: it’s a fantastic wine for pairing with any roasted meats, especially red meats like beef and lamb, as...


  • Offbeat Spring Whites

    I love spring. In fact, it’s my favorite time of year. The return of warmer weather, the bursting forth of new life, the promise of so much all wrapped up...


  • 8 Takes on an Oregon Evening

    You could argue that Oregon Pinot Noir is not the ideal wine for Peking duck (though you might be mistaken), but that's neither here nor there. In this, our...


  • Sonoma, aka Pinot Country

    In some ways, California is an odd place when it comes to wine. Regions tend to become associated with a particular variety: Napa with Cabernet, Santa...


  • Napa Merlots

    In 2004, the movie Sideways put a major dent in California Merlot sales when Miles uttered the immortal words “I am not drinking fucking Merlot!” At that...


  • Beyond the Usual Suspects

    There’s more to Napa Valley than the big, well-established brands and “cult” producers of unobtainable Cabernet Sauvignon. There are hundreds of...


  • Pinot Blanc(ish)

    Wine is so confusing! I love a good Pinot Blanc, or Pinot Bianco. But what do I love when it's not necessarily a Pinot Blanc? Let me explain. Alsace is...


  • Chablis Always Delivers

    With rumors of an impending spring abounding, I'm turning my eyes towards some white wines with which to welcome the changing of the seasons. So far it,...


  • Monte Bello’s New Old Wine

    I recently had the very good fortune to spend several hours with Paul Draper during a visit to Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello property. While Ridge is well...


  • California Zinfandel: A Lesson in Vintage and Regional Success

    Zinfandel, it’s no secret that I have carried on a long and intimate relationship with you. There is so much you offer. Sometimes you're a bit rough and...


  • One Man, 40 Rieslings

    There's an argument to be made for Riesling, and it's made on a regular basis. It goes something like this: Riesling is great, it's flexible and it's food...


  • 10 Top Value Rieslings

    As I tasted Riesling last week, I considered some of the reasons for its lack of wider popularity. Some say it's because the wines range from dry to very...


  • The Capitols of Cabernet

    Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most popular and widely planted red grape varietals in the world. Part of its attraction is that it has a distinctive and...


  • 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...


  • Top 15 California Bordeaux Blend Wines Under $125

    France may have established that the grapes of Bordeaux go very well together, but that essential blend can now be found in excellent wines worldwide, from...


  • 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...


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