Ripasso, Valpolicella's bigger brother, sounds like and means "re-passed" because of its unusual double-your-pleasure wine-making process.
Let's take a look at the Spanish wine term "Crianza." featuring a moderately priced Rioja from Sierra Cantabria.
With horrifying images of death and destruction following the earthquake in Haiti this week, our WineLovers Discussion group is stepping up to help, and you're invited.
Looking for something to uncork on New Year's Eve that's as elegant as Champagne, but you don't want to pay Champagne prices? Consider a Cremant.
We wish you a holiday season of happiness, peace and joy, focusing today on Pedro Ximenez, a "sticky" dessert wine from Spain that's well suited to warm a winter's night.
You're headed home for the holidays, and you'd like to take along a bottle or two of fine wine. Does this plan make sense?
"Organic" on the label doesn't necessarily make the sale for me ... That said, however, I won't turn down a well-made organic wine.
Happily, today's quest - the search for a universal wine to pair with the holiday feast - lacks the fatal flaw of the universal solvent. It can be done.
Here's an odd, intriguing Chardonnay-Sauvignon Blanc blend from a Southwestern French winery that glories in its historic preference for disobeying the rules.
Now joining the horse race, er, cork race, is a relatively new, reportedly strongly effective option, made out of, well, cork ...
A Japanese research report on this topic hit the media today, inspiring a lot of "gee whiz" stories expressing surprise that science has apparently confirmed the old wisdom.
When it comes to smelling, humans take a distant second place to our dogs and cats. Still, you don't have to be an expert to sniff out the differences among wines.
Let's wrap things up briskly with a recent tasting report on a perennial budget-price favorite, Marietta Cellars "Old Vine Red."
Red wine with red meat ... white wine with white meat. What wine goes