Category: Articles

Want Your Wine To Taste Better? Add Salt, Pepper and Fat!

Want Your Wine To Taste Better? Add Salt, Pepper and Fat By John Mariani in Forbes.com It was an epiphany, though not the first of its kind, when I happened to taste a grain or two of coarse salt on some softshell crabs before I had a sip of Vermentino, which, tasted on its own, […]

Sunday September 22nd, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Grand-Cru from one of California’s Best Single Vineyard Sites!

“Site” is a new venture from  Jeremy Weintraub (longtime Seavey winemaker).  He sources from the best “Sites” in California.  This latest Grenache is just a good example.  The 2015 Site is sourced from the Larner Vineyard.  The Larner Vineyard would be considered a “Grand Cru” if it was located in France. Accolades: “Top Grand Cru Vineyards […]

Wednesday September 18th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

The best ways of choosing and serving rosé wine

The best ways of choosing and serving rosé wine By Anne Krebiehl MW from The Buyer It is the right time of year to re-think your rosé strategy They shimmer at al fresco tables across the country: shades of rosé from the palest tinge to lurid pink and every nuance in between. Rosés are an […]

Sunday September 15th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

A Beginner’s Guide to Champagne

A Beginner’s Guide to Champagne BY HANNAH SELINGER in Wine Enthusiast If the distinction between Champagne, Prosecco and any other sparkling wine of the world seems a bit murky, consider this primer a jumping-off point. Champagne can feel confusing at times, and for good reason. It involves a complicated winemaking process and a dictionary of […]

Saturday September 14th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

The Other Cabernet You Really Should Care About!!!

The Other Cabernet You Really Should Care About!!! BY JIM GORDON Wine Enthusiast Magazine In 1997, plant geneticists proved definitively that the grape variety Cabernet Franc is one of the direct parents of Cabernet Sauvignon, conceived centuries ago during a fertile fling with Sauvignon Blanc in a French, or possibly Spanish, vineyard.  When researchers at the […]

Sunday September 8th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Expressing Vitality: Wine As The Art Of Life

Expressing Vitality: Wine As The Art Of Life by Dwight Furrow From 3 Quarks Daily If a rectangular canvas splashed with paint and lines can express freedom or joy, why not liquid poetry? Works of art are pleasing but they are also intended to communicate or express something. Something is shown or made manifest through […]

Sunday September 1st, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Wine Color

How important is the color of red wine? By Toni Paterson MW In The Real Review   Color can sway our sensory perceptions of a wine. (Photo: Pxhere) Color can be an indicator of many things about a wine though it needs to be considered in parallel with other parameters to draw the appropriate conclusions […]

Sunday August 18th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

Five Ways Not to be a Wine Wanker

Five Ways Not to be a Wine Wanker By Wine Goggle It has been a derogatory term bandied about for some time now. I am referring, of course, to “wine wanker”, two words referring to the type of person inhabiting the wine world who has a penchant for being snobbish, opinionated, sensitive, obsessive, manic and hysterical, […]

Sunday August 11th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

It’s Pinot Time

IT’S PINOT TIME! By Dan Berger Napa Valley Register Chardonnay was clearly the American wine sweepstakes winner in the 30 years following its ascendancy about 1975. Cabernet had a slightly longer run, roughly 40 years in the driver’s seat after it arrived about 1976. For reasons too numerous to delineate here, both grapes had their […]

Saturday July 27th, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »

What Exactly is Minerality?

WHAT EXACTLY IS MINERALITY? AN EMERGING UNDERSTANDING By Roger C. Bohmrich, MW published in wineauctionprices.com The notion of minerality has become a valuable aspect of the rubric of wine tasting for some professionals. To understand this multidisciplinary and multimodal phenomenon, we need to turn to geology, botany, chemistry, oenology and sensory science. Minerality has been met […]

Sunday July 21st, 2019 in Articles | No Comments »