A typical tasting setup for writers at a winery
A wine critic has decided whether or not to taste blind and has selected glassware. How many wines will she taste in a day?
I frequently hear people suggest wine critics’ judgement is impaired ..
Riedel Riesling Grand Cru wine glasses are the Swiss Army knife of stemware
Stemware companies will tell you wine glasses can make a big difference in how wine smells and tastes. They’re right.
The shape, thickness and micro texture of a win..
All you really need when serving wine is a glass, an opener, and a smile. Sometimes you don’t even need the opener, but “don’t try that at home.” However, there are a few niceties and gadgets which make the ceremony of serving wine a bit more speci..
Visiting wineries is fun. Whether you are on your own, with friends, or part of a larger group, you will always remember the look and feel of your favorite wineries. And you will meet a lot of great people.
Visiting most wineries isn’t difficult..
When buying wine, it’s best to do it with someone else’s money. Sadly, that option is not often available. So you want to get good value for your money and enjoy each sip.
There are many different places and ways to buy wine. Specialty wine shop..
Bechtold Vineyard Cinsault after pruning
Cinsault doesn’t get a lot of respect. In Chateauneuf-du-Pape, it’s just one of many red blending grapes, never a star. Cinsault and Pinot Noir are the parents of Pinotage. But, due to an old South Afric..
Six bottles of Grgich-Hills Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
Grgich-Hills hosted a vertical tasting of their Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon this week. The fruit comes from a vineyard near Hopper Creek that was planted in 1959, c..
2011 Inglenook Rubicon Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
On Wednesday, July 16, Inglenook hosted “A Day in the Dust,” the Rutherford AVA’s annual media and trade tasting of new releases. This year’s focus was 2011 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Lodi Native Zinfandel project sees six wineries make very different wines united by a common ethos and label
Lodi Zinfandel is well-known. Of particular note are Lodi’s many acres of old vines. Thick-trunked and twisted after a century of g..