Carlisle makes an impossibly large range of wines from old-vine sites in California. The focus is Zinfandel and mixed blacks, alongside a couple Petite Sirah, Syrah and white wine bottlings.
Austrian red wine is sadly consumed almost entirely in Austria. The country makes compelling reds with a style and character that well suits modern tastes. The local Vancouver restaurant Bauhaus
While I am an avowed fan of Brunello, only a small handful of these wines make it into my personal upper echelon. Those producers that do make wines with aromatics,
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
Vosne Romanée and Nuits St. Georges: Six Wines from Domaine Fabrice Vigot and Domaine Bertrand Marchard de Gramont
I recently attended a Burgundy seminar courtesy of importer That’s Life which looked at three wines from Nuits St. Georges and three wines from Vosne Romanée from two smaller but
For so many, Selosse represents the unicorn experience of Champagne. Few producers have attained similar cult status. But his wines are divisive due to their oxidative style. I fall on
I’ve collected Barolo and Barbaresco for some years now. I have recently been reminded that they are some of the greatest wines in the world that remain affordable for me.
Valentini is one of the most important wine producers in Italy and many in North America have not heard of them. One of the reasons is that the estate has
Ganevat is one of the Jura’s most sought after producers. He also happens to make some of its greatest wines. Sadly, prices have now increased to match the demand of