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California's Mendocino Wines

Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2009 Wine Tasting

Everyone's heard of Napa and Sonoma, the two leading California wine regions. But the Golden State has a number of other vibrant, evolving wine regions. Vinography recently took a look at some of ...

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Naked Chianti

Date: Mon, Apr 20, 2009 Wine Tasting

Linda Sterling did a review recently of a nice chianti. A very nice chianti, actually. And she did it naked... If you never seen Linda's Naked Wine Show you're missing out. On this particular...

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A Look at 2007's Rhône Wines

Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2009 Wine Tasting

James Molesworth at Wine Spectator makes a trip each year through France's Rhône wine region. This year he spent a good ten days tasting 2007 vintages.Based on that trip, as well as the dozens of ...

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Siesta Village Market v. Perry (and the future of shipping wine)

Date: Thu, Apr 2, 2009 Wine Tasting

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard oral arguments yesterday on what Fermentation is calling "the most important wine shipping-related case currently moving through the federal ...

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Eric Asimov in Alcase

Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2009 Wine Tasting

The Pour at the NY Times had a earlier this month that I enjoyed and thought I'd point out in case you didn't see it.I had the privilege of attending a big vertical tasting of Trimbach's C...

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The Wines Spies

Date: Mon, Mar 23, 2009 Wine Tasting

If you haven't encountered The Wine Spies you should give the web site a visit. The site is a blog review site, of sorts. But they are also selling the wines they review, at an attractive discount...

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A Time to Invest

Date: Tue, Mar 17, 2009 Wine Tasting

Late last year Vinography pointed out that now is a very good time to invest in wine. Three months later, their point is still true...While the wine industry has trailed the general market malaise and...

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Buying Wine in LA

Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2009 Wine Tasting

Gridskipper had an informative piece last week on where to be wine in Los Angeles. The article featured a map and short profiles on seven of the city's wine shops. Among the shops is Du Vin.Du...

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Petition to Protect Wine Place and Origin

Date: Wed, Mar 4, 2009 Wine Tasting

If you haven't done so yet, would you, as a wine enthusiast, spend a click to virtually sign the Petition to Protect Wine Place & Origin. When it comes to wine, there is no ingredient more...

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California Zinfandels: Which Ones Are Best?

Date: Sat, Feb 28, 2009 Wine Tasting

Vinography had an informative and insightful look earlier this month at California's Zinfandels. The author went to the ZAP Zinfandel Festival "for a chance to taste a whole lot of...

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Italy's Unknown Wines from $10 to $20

Date: Mon, Feb 16, 2009 Wine Tasting

The NT Times had an informative piece earlier this month on wines from Italy in the $10 to $20 prie range.Few places offer a wider selection of singular wines in the $10 to $20 price range - the sweet...

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Wine Ratings - Gary Vaynerchuk Looks at Three 93-Point Chardonnays

Date: Tue, Feb 10, 2009 Wine Tasting

I started out to comment on a recent episode of Gary Vaynerchuk's show, Chardonnay tasting featuring Australia, California and France, but I got distracted by his reference to the Wine Spectator...

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Is That an "Honest" Wine You're Drinking?

Date: Wed, Feb 4, 2009 Wine Tasting

The art of describing a wine's taste is just that: art. Oh sure, there are some words we use that have fairly well understood, concrete meanings. And, yes, large groups of us tend to agree that a...

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New Zealand's Wine Country

Date: Wed, Jan 28, 2009 Wine Tasting

It's been a few years since I've been to New Zealand. I spent a few days in Auckland once and was blessed to be allowed to spend Christmas with a Maori family near Napier. Some of the...

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