Category: Articles

The “New” Rules for Wine Pairing

The “New” Rules for Wine Pairing By Dwight Furrow in Food and Wine Aesthetics Bianca Sanon’s article in Eater entitled “It’s Time to Forget the Old Rules of Wine Pairing” gets off on the wrong foot but ends up making excellent points anyway.   There is a long history of the all-knowing wine guru telling […]

Sunday April 25th, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on The “New” Rules for Wine Pairing

4 Best Reasons For Rosé Right Now

4 Best Reasons For Rosé Right Now by Cathy Huyghe in Forbes.com Springtime. For wine lovers, it’s practically synonymous with rosé. This year, as the wine industry and consumers alike emerge from the dark depths of COVID, “rosé season” has taken on an even more welcome and refreshing character than usual. Each glass of rosé […]

Sunday April 18th, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on 4 Best Reasons For Rosé Right Now

Remembering Steven Spurrier

  Remembering Steven Spurrier Steven Spurrier passed away March 9, 2021 but his legacy will live on forever.  I was fortunate to have met him in the Napa Valley about 15 years ago, just after starting Golden Gate Wine Cellars.  I was not the “star struck”, but I recall a nice chat with him on […]

Sunday March 28th, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on Remembering Steven Spurrier

How does a crop’s environment shape a food’s smell and taste?

How does a crop’s environment shape a food’s smell and taste? By Carolyn Beans in ScienceNews.org    Soil, climate and microbes may shape the flavor of crops like wine grapes, shown growing in New Zealand. About seven years ago, Kristin and Josh Mohagen were honeymooning in Napa Valley in California, when they smelled something surprising […]

Sunday March 14th, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on How does a crop’s environment shape a food’s smell and taste?

The Good News from California’s 2020 Vintage No One Is Talking About

The Good News from California’s 2020 Vintage No One Is Talking About Contributed by Laura Burgess from SevenFiftyDaily Despite fire and smoke damage, excellent wines were produced from Anderson Valley to Santa Barbara Photo credit: Pexels / Tim Mossholder. News from California throughout the 2020 harvest season was overwhelmingly focused on devastation: record heat waves, […]

Sunday February 28th, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on The Good News from California’s 2020 Vintage No One Is Talking About

A book review of “Wine for Normal People”

A book review of “Wine for Normal People” Contributed by Miquel Hudin Writing an introductory text on wine is no small feat. A book that takes someone from, “Sure, I like wine, top me off!” to “Lemme break down the Médoc for you.” is a journey spanning two pretty distant points from one another and […]

Sunday February 21st, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on A book review of “Wine for Normal People”

HOW WINE CHANGES US

HOW WINE CHANGES US Contributed by Dwight Furrow in Food and Wine Aesthetics Wine is about transformation–the grapes in the vineyard, the wine in the barrel and bottle, the drink in the glass as its volatile chemicals release an aromatic kaleidoscope of fleeting, irresolute incense. Wine changes profoundly over time. In turn, the drinker is […]

Sunday February 7th, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on HOW WINE CHANGES US

Future Fizz facts & Valentine Suggestions

Future Fizz facts Contributed by BOB CAMPBELL MW from TheRealReview.com   Some glasses had been gathering dust for longer than others and each glass had a different number of flaws. (Photo by Pixabay) Our annual Christmas Eve party put pressure on my modest stock of Champagne flutes. I have about 30 Champagne flutes of all […]

Saturday February 6th, 2021 in Articles, Spotlights | Comments Off on Future Fizz facts & Valentine Suggestions

TANNINS IN WINE COULD HELP TO INHIBIT COVID-19

TANNINS IN WINE COULD HELP TO INHIBIT COVID-19 Contributed by Alice Liang in The Drinks Business Research from Taiwan shows that tannins in wine can help fight Covid-19 by effectively inhibiting the activity of two key enzymes within the virus.   Mien-Chie Hung, President of China Medical University, Taiwan, led a scientific research on the […]

Sunday January 31st, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on TANNINS IN WINE COULD HELP TO INHIBIT COVID-19

10 Vineyards Behind the World’s Most Famous Wines

10 Vineyards Behind the World’s Most Famous Wines By J’nai Gaither in Wine Enthusiast   Hewitson Old Garden vineyard Photo courtesy Dragan Radocaj It is often said that great wine begins in the vineyard, and with many of the world’s most storied wines, that is unequivocally true. Yes, viticulture can be confounding, but it’s the […]

Saturday January 30th, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on 10 Vineyards Behind the World’s Most Famous Wines