Read about American wine with a filtered archive of wine articles from the wine website Opening a Bottle.
What is Blanc de Cabernet Franc Like?
Here’s a little story that — in its own little way — sums up the differences between...
Day Wines Johan Vineyard Pinot Noir
Why do we buy the wine we buy? What are our motivations in selecting this bottle instead...
Oregon Does the Loire
A Tale of Cabernet Franc & Gamay
From the Cellar: Raptor Ridge Gran Moraine
In Which Opening a Special Wine is Not About the Wine At All
A Vineyard’s Story: Savoy Vineyard in the Anderson Valley
On a rainy day in June 2013, my wife and I drove into Philo, California after a swing...
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...