Read Opening a Bottle’s wine articles from the archive about blended wines from around the world.
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
Completing the Trifecta: Walter J. Oster Cuvée 1891
There is no greater joy for a wine enthusiast than opening up a long-anticipated bottle that was...
Nita Priorat by Meritxell Pallejà: A Reader Reco
250 Words (Or So) On a Wine I Loved
Camins del Priorat
My favorite wines at the moment are those tangentially related to greatness, at a fraction of the cost....