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Hard to say what it exactly is, but we've all had moments when wines were really open and "singing" maybe after a quick decant, or hours of air, they just started to open and catch fire. I can think of quite a few wines that stick out in this way, though it seems like a very unpredictable phenomenon. Also, what the heck is going on with wines th... Read More
Israeli wines are joining the approach of summer by heating things up in their own unique way.Earlier this month Haaretz reporter Noga Tarnopolsky profiled Israel's top 10 wines, pointing out the country's most quality quaffers. The list includes two whites, seven reds and one rosé.“These are not your average supermarket wines. These wines offer... Read More
It always seemed odd to us that in Piemonte, the land of Barolo, the King of Wines and the Wine of Kings, we would always find a bottle of Barbera in front of us on the table. The answer was and is simple: Barbera is bountiful, versatile, delicious and moderate in price. The Piemontesi drink more reds than whites and almost 50% of the reds that ... Read More
Pinot has been a much celebrated topic here on Snooth over the years I've participated, and it's obviously one of the more celebrated grapes in the wine world. It'll no doubt be a story line I plan on focusing on in years to come so I thought I'd start a thread, logging experiences. Sorry in advance, Greg T.Having said that, I've been mostly dis... Read More
Its a delight to get to taste a wine that carries you away. Riveras 2005 vintage of the Cappellaccio Riserva Aglianico did just that it made us want to pack up our lives, leave it all behind, and move to Italy.Rivera, the winery that also gave us Il Falcone (one of our other longtime favorites), is owned by the De Corato family whose history in... Read More
Last week, I took a look at value Pinot Grigios priced at $15 and under. Today, we turn the tables and look at a handful of wines that break through the $15 threshold.Some of those value priced wines are just as good, albeit in a slightly different style, as many of these wines. The main difference is that if you were shopping blind, you would b... Read More
Fine and complex, supple mouth-feel-- a pleasant surprise and discovery. Read More
I recently put together a tasting of orange style wines (for a future article). In my small of part of the wine universe, orange wine has a respected place. However, I found it odd, that it was so difficult to make my tasting successful. First, finding the attendees for the tasting took some doing. I was amazed by how many experienced Italian wi... Read More
Hello!Just signed up, my name is Dina, or Malka, whatever works.I'm turning 30 this summer, started a career as a cook a couple of months ago and was always a food and wine person. I live in Tel Aviv, Israel - the land of milk honey and vines.favorites: Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Gewurtztraminer... a little down the list are the obv... Read More
Read an interesting article in the newspaper about this Israeli wine (Castel Grand vin 2008), made in Eli Ben Zakens winery high in the Judaean Hills, It's a Cabernet Sauvignon arguably the best wine made in the country and was awarded 93 points by Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate. It went on to state that most Israeli wine is fairly mediocre a... Read More