Read Opening a Bottle’s wine articles from the archive about blended wines from around the world.
Should Chianti Classico Be a Varietal Wine?
Fèlsina's "Rancia" Chianti Classico Riserva Has Something to Say About That
First-Taste Guide to Saint-Émilion
Merlot at Its Apex
A Vineyard Story: Bricco del Drago
A Dolcetto in Nebbiolo Clothing
The Secrets of Blending Wine
An Interview with Robbie Meyer of Murrieta's Well
A Syrah-Carignan for the End of the World
200 (Or So) Words on a Wine I Enjoyed.
First-Taste Guide to Pauillac
The Place That Rocket-Launched Cabernet Sauvignon to Worldwide Fame
What I Learned from a 1998 Vintage Champagne
Opening a Bottle's 200th Article. Santé!
Subtlety Over Strength at Ehlers Estate
Channeling Pétrus and a Little Bit of the Loire
First-Taste Guide to Margaux
If You're Going to Start Drinking Red Bordeaux, You May As Well Start Here
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...
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...
A First-Taste Guide to Gigondas
Once the Alternative to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas Stands On Its Own