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Durham Wine Experts Share Tips For Demystifying Restaurant Wine Lists

Like an ancient Greek scroll of the final exam for advanced quantum physics, wine lists can often be intimidating and unintelligible. Vouvray? Gewürztraminer? If...

A Bottle Full of Surprises

For years we’ve read about Trebbiano being an innocuous grape, devoid of character, the grape of endless Italian “biancos” from all over the country....

Put Your Faith in This Fascinating Wine

Many of you are familiar with the bargain rosé produced by Mulderbosch Vineyards of South Africa. But among their other releases is a fascinating...

A Red That’s Sure to Tickle Your Taste Buds

Tempranillo is the truly great indigenous red grape of Spain. Also known as Cencibel, Ull de Llebre and Tinta del Pais, it shines in...

A Wine Best Served Cold

I believe that Sicily is in contention for the most exciting wines being produced since the dawn of the 21st century. Sicily is being...

An ‘Elbow-Bending’ Cab Sauv

So many red wines are proud of being “impenetrable" these days. You know what I mean: thick, opaque, mouth-numbingly challenging to enjoy. Don’t misunderstand,...

True Life: Eagerly Awaiting Cocoa Cinnamon No. 3

If you follow the magazine on Twitter, you've seen plenty of photos of coffee mugs and glasses, and a fair number to-go cups, posted...

A Sumptuous Italian Red

Today’s wine is “Lucente,” the second label of the "Luce Delle Vite" estate. “Luce" is an expensive, no-holds-barred “super Tuscan,” with grapes grown high...

Bring This Red to Your Next Cookout

Europe was dancing in its cellars in 2015 – across the continent, from Germany to Sicily, healthy harvests prevailed. Portugal, after so-so years from...

Beat the Heat with Rosé

After three recent 100-degree days, it seems another good rosé is needed – and fast! Rosés flood today’s market, and they are not all...