The island Carignano of Sardinia is, like many of the other French grapes planted there, built with a distinctly rugged personality. The island’s wines lean more toward Italian in style
A recent article by Alfonso Cevola excoriated some new trendy wine lists for neglecting classic great wines not on trend. Chianti was one of the regions on Mr. Cevola’s mind.
So many wine drinkers start with Argentinian Malbec that it has lost its lustre with the wine cognoscenti, most of whom now love to seek out small European producers. Even
The Mendocino Ridge AVA in Anderson Valley is at the frontier of California’s wine producing regions to the north of the state. Jason and Molly Drew are the AVAs top
Fads and brand are fascinating. While red Bordeaux has broken all sorts of price and culture barriers, creating a luxury brand that has been gobbled up particularly by wealthy Chinese
Some wines are sui generis. They are extremely rare and carry such distinctive characteristics that trained tasters can call the wines blind more often than not. Mas de Daumas Gassac
This is one of the great wines of the Veneto. I’ve written about this producer’s Amarone before and I’ve been a regular purchaser of their Valpol. In my view only
Champagne and Fino Sherry share two great commonalities. First, they both grow in calcareous clay and limestone soils. Second, they are (generally) both made with uncommon highly reductive wine-making techniques.
Independent wine stores like Marquis Wine Cellars on Davie do much to broaden the wine culture of the city and introduce citizens and industry members to interesting new wines from
Traditional Cornas is one of the great wines of the world. The region’s most famous domaines – Auguste Clape and Thierry Allemand – now sell for $150 a bottle and