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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • As I mentioned in my previous post, the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is a British non-profit offering wine education courses available throughout the US and around the world. Their courses emphasize both the theoretical (viticulture, vinification, wine types, wine regions, and spirits) as well as the practical (tasting) aspects of wine... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The WSET Diploma Mise-en-Scène

  • Now that its officially the holidays, the party invitations are starting to roll in.  As a retailer, Im seeing lots more people come into the store and request a wine thats great for a dinner party and its very often that dessert wines are completely ignored.  Generally, people turn their noses up to sweet or fortified wines however, I find that... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's for dessert?

  • Wines tasted:1959 Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 84pts1967 Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 82pts1972 Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 92pts1978 Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 89pts1981 Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 96pts1983 Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 91pts1985 Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 89pts1988 Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 91pts1989 B... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Beaucastel vertical

  • By far the most famous appellation in California, and for that matter in the ... ... combines aspects of the southern regions, the cool maritime influence, with aspects that resemble the Stag's Leap district. The west facing vineyards and poor, basaltic soils Much like the hills of Stag's Leap these eastern hills in the AVA benefit from late... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What Were Why - Napa Valley's...

  • "artigiano viticoltore"One of the great things about travelling through a wine region is the sense of discovery one gets. It is rare in these times to actually discover much of anything, other than wines new to ones self, but there are always exceptions. Of course a real discovery would be to find someone doing things out side the norm and perha... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Eugenio Rosi - Trentino's...

  • The North Fork of Long Island, New York is home to some 30 wineries, who, together, manage around 3,000 acres of vineyards. The climate is maritime in the summer (weather predominately comes from the Gulf) and continental in the winter (when the weather predominantly comes from Canada). This results in a moderate summer, with a long growing seas... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine on the North Fork of...

  • Thus far in my Wine and Music pairings (which started in May), I have not included any "classical" music and have focused mostly on summery and zesty tunes that fit nicely with the recent warmer months and with less heavy wines.  As we have now entered the cooler climate and the changing of the seasons, nothing seems more fitting then a purple c... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Picturesque Pairing

  • A lot of ink has been spilled over the years in praise of the wines of Southern ... of the articles focus on the Southern regions that are strongly rebounding from years of economic stagnation and poor public perception of their wines. Dancing around Google for a bit shows that Campania and Sicily garner the most interest with Puglia coming in ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Southside

  • On Wednesday, March 5, Gambero Rosso landed in San Francisco with one or two more stops on their "best of" Italian wine road show. On this site, Robert Scibelli blogged about Gambero Rosso's famed Three Glass rating system and how he missed the tasting. He opened quite amusingly with a Yogism (i.e. Yogi Berra's famous one liners) about the New Y... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Three Glass Recap

  • I was recently asked the rather broad question: Can you explain what the different regions / climates of California are, and how they affect the wine's characteristics?Impossible to answer in a single post, but here's some thoughts:The weather remains an important key to wine quality. It is so influential that only certain wine types can be grow... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whether the weather

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