Read about American wine with a filtered archive of wine articles from the wine website Opening a Bottle.
American Wine Royalty: Schramsberg
When I started Opening a Bottle last year, I didn’t realize that I would get the chance to...
Bourgogne vs. Oregon with Maison L’Envoye
Here’s a ridiculously complicated, nuanced topic I could never cover in a single blog post: Pinot Noir...
Mountain Time Zone Wines From Noble Grapes
Hooray for Colorado and New Mexico
Overlooked by Wine Enthusiast: Qupé Maxtap Cuvée
Ahh, the 100-point system for scoring wine. Is there a taller lightning rod in wine circles than...
The Best American Wine I’ve Had All Year
Here we are: July already. And after half a year of drinking, I decided to compile a list of...
V is for Vinum: A California Winemaker to Seek Out
Last year, I donned a foam finger for The Scrapper, a sublime Cabernet Franc from Vinum Cellars...
Qupé Syrah Goes to the Rafters
This past winter, I rediscovered Syrah via the red wines of the Northern Rhône River, most notably...
Santa Barbara Winery Pinot Noir
Its hard to believe, but what is now Santa Barbara County used to be the main wine supplier...
Black & White & Red All Over: Syrah-Viognier
I’ve been ignoring New World wines on Opening a Bottle lately, probably because I’m going through a roots phase...
Anderson Valley: Gewürztraminer at Its Best
Showing Off the Potential of Gewürz
Oregon Pinot Gris: Always Reliable
In the Old World, we seek tradition and stability. In the New World, creativity and freshness. Perhaps...
The Scrapper: Most Aptly Named Wine of the Year
Something strange has happened: I’ve found myself advocating for certain grape varieties as though they were an...