• About Grenache

    The world is awash with familiar grapes that define wines, just think of Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. But what happens when a grape...


  • Italian Pinot Grigio

    Italy is considered to be the cradle of modern day Pinot Grigio, even if Alsace may claim a longer patrimony with the grape. In fact it’s not all that...


  • Pinot Grigio

    Whatever you think about Pinot Grigio, there’s probably one out there waiting to surprise you. This ubiquitous staple, whether appearing on a gazillion...


  • Global Tasting Initiative

    The Global Tasting Initiative begins again. Back a few years ago I put together a rather modest plan, a plan to try and pull the Snooth community together by...


  • Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

    Napa Valley’s greatest white wines! That was the idea going into today’s article. I mean, while Sonoma is home to many great Pinot Noir vineyards and...


  • Rioja Grand Tasting Livestream


  • New World Viognier

    Viognier. It’s hard to pronounce and tough to figure out. Right? Well, no, it’s easy to pronounce [vee-yo-nyay] and fairly easy to figure out versions...


  • Etna Nerello Blends

    These wines, generally from the Etna region, were blind tasted during my recent visit to Sicily. For several reasons Etna is proving to be one of the most...


  • Kosher Wines

    Some cuisines shouldn’t be innovated simply for the extreme guilty and emotional pleasures they bring us. Home-style kosher foods come to mind. Thankfully,...


  • Bonarda: The Other Argentine Wine

    Talk long enough about Bonarda and you'll hear all the keywords of ill-repute. High yield. Simple. Jug. Bulk. Once Argentina's most widely planted variety...


  • 10 Secrets of Barbera

    Barbera is known for its dark color, bright acidity and soft tannins. Due to the balance of acid and tannins, Barbera has done well in warmer climates and...


  • Santorini Vinsanto

    Meet Vinsanto: An ancient winemaking tradition of Santorini, Greece. Just ask any Santorini winemaker -- Vinsanto (spelled without a space) isn’t a holy...


  • Why We Should Drink Pinot Blanc

    It's the wild child of Pinot Noir. Yes, it’s true: Pinot Blanc, or Pinot Bianco in Italy, is actually a pigment-free mutation of Pinot Noir, and as such is...


  • 5 Top New Zealand Chardonnays

    New Zealand is well known as a producer of world-class Sauvignon Blanc, and the Pinot Noirs from regions such as Martinborough and Central Otago have claimed...


  • Learning the Lingo of Sparkling Wine

    When buying sparkling wine you’ll find that there’s more to know than simply the type of brand of wine. Whether you’re looking for Cava, or Champagne,...


  • How to Read a Sparkling Wine Label

    (Full page) When buying sparkling wine you’ll find that there’s more to know than simply the type of brand of wine. Whether you’re looking for Cava, or...


  • French Sparkling Wine

    Any discussion of sparkling wine should begin at the beginning, in Champagne. The only wines that can truly be called Champagne come from grapes grown in the...


  • Bordeaux and the Story of Vintages

    So, I’m sure you’ve all heard about how exceptional the 2009 vintages are in Bordeaux. Well, I’m here to tell you that while that is true, you may...


  • 12 Secrets of Grenache

    Do you know Grenache? Well, even if you think you don’t, you’ve probably enjoyed the fruits of Grenache more often than you think! While it’s a fine...


  • 12 Secrets of Merlot

    The name Merlot is said to derive from the old French word for little blackbird: merle. Many people believe this is probably due to the blue/black color of...


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