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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...

A Structured-Yet-Wild Argentine Malbec

Malbec is pretty well known in America. Many people know it was once a favored grape in the wine blends of Bordeaux, but Malbec...

A Unique Italian White That Will Tempt Chardonnay Lovers

Trebbiano gets little respect. In France, it’s called Ugni Blanc and is mostly used to make Cognac and Armagnac. (It can also make a...

A Calm Cariñena for Cool Evenings

The rediscovery of old-vine plantings throughout Spain, and the effort to modernize their production, has produced a bumper crop of deeply flavored wines that...

Pair This Provençal Rosé With All Manner of Seafood

Wherever you turn today, there’s yet another rosé wine. I love rosé and am glad to see it selling better than ever. But what...

Coming Soon: Cocoa Cinnamon Micro-Roastery

Cocoa Cinnamon owners Areli and Leon Grodski de Barrera have a third and final location in the works. This installment is a micro-roastery that will...

‘Powerful and Inviting’ Pacific Northwest Reserve

I have been extolling the wines from Washington state’s “Horse Heaven Hills” viticultural area for years. In 2003 I wrote, “Someday people will talk...

Southeast’s First Cider Festival Coming to Durham Sept. 10

Somewhat quietly, Mattie Beason has established himself as the foremost cider expert in our area. His love for hard cider led him, along with his...