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We Found the Next Wine Lover's Paradise

Meet Tin City

Wine travel never gets old. Your experience can vary from place to place; from vintage to vintage. By now you’ve seen or heard of many wine destinations, and you’re probably wondering what’s next. Good news: There’s a new generation of winemakers quietly working together while the next big wine destination evolves at their doorsteps. The camaraderie among these winemakers is evident. They’re sharing small spaces, borrowing each other’s equipment, and swapping wine stories. At the end of long, hard, winemaking days, you may find them having beers together at the nearby brewery. This is a secret enclave of boutique winemakers. Okay, maybe it’s not such a secret any more. The next hip wine lover’s outpost has arrived. And it’s called Tin City. Tin City is located in Paso Robles wine countr...

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A Question of Women in Wine

Rhône Valley Ladies Unite

How many female winemakers and vineyard owners do you know? A few months ago, Christy Canterbury introduced some ladies of the Langhe. Female winemakers in Piedmont have changed the conservative wi...

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Barolo: Then and Now

By Victor Rallo Jr. and Anthony Verdoni

Barolo is the “King” of Italian wines. Its crown, however, has changed during the past 50 years or so. Italy’s wine laws went into effect in the mid-1960’s. At that time Barolo was a DOC wine. Ther...

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Lodi Wines: Past, Present, Future

A Wine Travel Log

There’s nothing quite like having wine friends. After all, our mutual topic of interest is a social lubricant. But there’s so much more to it, as Snooth’s recent blogger trip will attest. Earlier t...

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Go New Oak or Go Home

The Life Cycle of An Oak Barrel

Jun 18 at 12:00am
Few things better represent the art of winemaking more than the image of oak wine barrel racks inside a picturesque château, as they lovingly age the sweet juices that will one day be poured into o... Read More »

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A Virtual Taste of Lodi

Jun 16 at 12:00am
Earlier this month the Snooth team assembled a group of talented bloggers for a press trip to Lodi wine country. We like to call the area LoCA -- that’s a portmanteau for Lodi, California. Our trip... Read More »

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Under the Radar Value Bottles: Portugal

Jun 5 at 12:00am
If you talk to the right people, you’ll learn very quickly that Portugal has controlled world trade for centuries, and is responsible for a myriad of inventions--including the compass, Christopher ... Read More »

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Challenging Wine Personalities

Jun 2 at 12:00am
Over the years, multiple varieties have made the news for one reason or another. Some, like Gewurztraminer, suffer from difficult to pronounce names. Others suffer from identity challenges. Chardon... Read More »

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Franciacorta is the Next Champagne

By Victor Rallo Jr. and Anthony Verdoni

May 29 at 12:00am
Italians love Champagne. They enjoy an age-old custom of beginning a meal with a conversation and an apertivo. Very often this apertivo takes the shape of an effervescent wine. It has come about th... Read More »

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The Texas Wine Scene is Booming

May 28 at 12:00am
As the former National Wine Director for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, I love the line, “A slab and a Cab, please.” As a native Texan, I never would have thought Texan Cabernet would join cat... Read More »

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There is Value in White Burgundy

May 21 at 12:00am
Sorry to be morbid, but what’s your ‘death bed’ wine; the last glass you’ll taste in this life? Mine’s Puligny-Montrachet, the famous but expensive white Burgundian. The big price tag is no hassle ... Read More »

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A Virtual Tasting with Fattoria dei Barbi

May 15 at 12:00am
Twentieth generation heir to Fattoria dei Barbi, Stefano Columbini, sat down with Gregory Dal Piaz to taste through a line-up of the former’s elite and accessible Tuscan wines.  Fattoria is an Ital... Read More »

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Drink Value Cabernet Before It's Too Late

May 8 at 12:00am
Recent research shows that a glass of red wine a day is like twenty minutes of vigorous exercise. So before summer rosés officially take hold, get in on the last gasps of Cabernet. I tasted through... Read More »

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For the Love of Friuli Wine

May 7 at 12:00am
Friuli (or more properly Friuli Venezia Giulia) lies in Italy’s northeastern corner. Protected from the northern winds by the Austrian and Slovenian Alps, Friuli’s climate is tempered by the Adriat... Read More »

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