In a competitive marketplace, an eye-catching wine label, like a voice raised in a quiet room, can grab your attention.
If subtlety's your game, then you may favor crisp, minerally wines like those from Europe's cooler river valleys like the Mosel, the Danube and the Loire.
Chile faces massive economic impact from the quake. Its fishing economy and wine industry (10th in world production) may be heavily hit.
What to drink with fiery fare? Dairy works best, but who wants a glass of Grade A when there's wine or beer to be had?
Robert M. Parker Jr. stirred up a storm when he discovered Twitter and proceeded to diss about half the world's wine geeks as "anti-flavor wine elites." This bore an eerie resemblance to the work of a vinous Teabagger.
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.