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A ‘Noble’ Wine from Tuscany

I have a prejudice towards today’s kind of wine. Because I am such a fan, I am also a harsh critic if one of...

‘Tis the Season for Prosecco

It’s Prosecco time! But, when is it not Prosecco time? The popularity of this northeastern Italian bubbly continues to increase, and the producers are...

Talk Turkey Over This German Pinot Noir

No global warming? Tell that to the intrepid German winemakers! They haven’t had an unripe vintage since 1991, whereas in the past, cold, cloudy...

Another Phenomenal Pinot Noir for Your Holiday Table

Founded in 1986, Talley Vineyards has shown the way for glorious Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Arroyo Grande Valley/ San Luis Obispo region...

Pinotage to Pair with Holiday Red Meats

If you’re one of those people who wonder why Pinot Noir and Cinsault were ever combined to create a viticultural cross grape called Pinotage,...

Try This Golden Gewürztraminer With Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Years ago, there was a wine advertisement that stated: “If you can say 'Gundlach Bundschu Gewürztraminer' three times quickly, we’ll give you a free...

A Perfect Pairing for Pumpkin Pies

Italy isn’t the only country to make Vin Santo, although Tuscan Vin Santi do sometimes approach a heavenly status. On the Greek island of...

A Red to Cellar and Enjoy

Davis Bynum has been making single-vineyard Pinot Noir since 1973 – the first winery to do so in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma...

Lively Rosé From the Rocky North of Greece

Today’s wine is a first for me, but it won’t be the last! In the Amyndeon Appellation of northwestern Greece, Kir-Yianni Winery produces a...

A Greek Grape Gets Back to Its Roots

Grechetto is a grape of ancient Greek origin that today is a mainstay in the white wines of Italy’s Umbria region. Best known as...