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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
Gary Farrell Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
200 (or So) Words on a Wine I Enjoyed
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
Spanish Wine Tasting Report: Unheralded Wines of Spain
We sat down in the backyard around an unlit fireplace with a faint whisper of an autumn wind...
Flores del Callejo from Ribera del Duero
Old World and New World. In other words, Europe and Everybody Else: they’re essentially the two kingdoms of wine...
Baby Amarone? Zenato’s “Alanera” Rosso Veronese
I can’t seem to get my head out of Italy and France. You’ll have to pardon me...
Beginner’s Guide to Buying Rioja Red Wines
On a recent outing to my local wine shop, I surveyed their aisle of Spanish wine looking for something...
2009 Viña Eguía Rioja Reserva
Reaffirming Why I Love Rioja in the First Place
Alka Carmenérè: Blackberry & Clay in a Chilean Wine
Some grapes are ex-patriots. They immigrate across oceans, get settled, and find themselves happier in their new home...
Zuccardi Tito Red: A Luscious Malbec Blend
Last month, along with a few other wine writers and sommeliers, I attended a private tasting of...