Wine

Spotlight on winemaker Antonio Fattori

This week, we’re featuring Antonio Fattori, the owner and winemaker of Fattori Wines in northern Italy. Fattori is a third-generation winemaker. The...

Drink Better in 2013: wine resolutions for the new year

Ask a wine enthusiast to name his favorite value wines, and he’ll likely to steer you towards bottles that cost between $15 and $25 each. This makes...

Lungarotti Wines in the Us and California

A local production of wine, culture and innovation Lungarotti winery is synonymous with passion and bound to its land, the town of Torgiano in...

Revisiting 1982 Bordeaux, vintage of the century

In the last few years, wine enthusiasts have paid less and less attention to Bordeaux. Hype for great vintages seems to roll around every other year...
Christmas wines

Books and bottles, special Holiday gifts for Wine Enthusiasts

Time is running out to finish up your Christmas shopping. For those looking to impress a wine enthusiast, these final days are daunting. Malls and...

Gattinara: The (Almost) Forgotten DOCG

Barolo has long been described as “the wine of kings, the king of wines.” And together with its neighbor, Barbaresco, it takes most of the Nebbiolo...
The "bodega" of Concha y Toro

Chilean country, luxury wines from a land of value

Last weekend at my sister’s wedding, my family served a lot of wine to a lot of people. Our vino of choice was an everyday Concha y Toro from Chile,...

Celebrating Malbec

On April 17, wine enthusiasts across the globe gathered to celebrate World Malbec Day. For novices and oenophiles alike, the celebration was a great...
Pinot grigio grape

The electric white wines of Italy, from Trentino to Campania

Legend has it that a renowned British wine taster was once presented with a flight of wines while wearing a blindfold. He nailed each wine, correctly...
A glass of Beaujolais nouveau

Vino Novello: Beaujolais Nouveau Has Arrived Again!

The leaves are falling, the turkeys are fattening, the football game is on TV. This could only mean one thing — it’s almost time for the Beaujolais...
Salinas Valley Vineyards

Discovering Monterey County

Monterey county might be California’s most overlooked wine county. Not only is it in the shadow of Napa/Sonoma for bay area wine spots, but its...
Clayhouse wineyards

An interview with Blake Kuhn, Clayhouse

This is the first interview in a series that will focus on the winemakers of Paso Robles, where I recently spent a weekend exploring. Paso, with a...
Napa Valley famous sign

Napa Valley. An Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove

Napa Valley accounts for less than 4 percent of America’s total wine production. Yet it’s the country's best-known wine region. Napa rocketed to the...
Grapes arriving at Cliff Lede

Harvest Is Magical, But Grueling Experience

From the outside, winemaking seems romantic. Farm workers lovingly tend to their vineyards throughout the spring and summer, and then hand harvest...

Bubbles for any Occasion

On Saturday morning, a friend called to seek my advice on that evening's dinner. "My boyfriend and I are making poached salmon with truffles and...

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