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Your Everyday Summer Red is Here!

If one goes back a few decades in bargain California wines, three names stand out for me: McManis, Bogle and, my personal favorite, the...

A Rosé Lover’s Red

This is a bit wacky but, then again, what isn’t when it's from Greece? It isn’t that great wines are not emerging from these...

‘Great Cab Knows No Season’

Decades ago, I drank a 1975 Spring Mountain Reserve red from Cuvaison Winery. It was my very first “ah-ha” memorable experience with mountain-grown Napa Valley...

Sip on This: Saint James Seafood’s Polynesian Paralysis

Polynesian Paralysis This drink is lit – literally. Its Hamilton 151 center is set on fire just before serving. Neon plastic monkeys line the side...

The ‘Thirst Quencher’

Regular readers may know I have a soft spot for Vermentino, the Italian white. This grape thrives on Sardinia but also other Italian spots,...

A Rosé for All Seasons

So, what kind of a rosé drinker are you? Do you like a sweet sipper? Do you want it as a food wine? Do...

A Warm-Climate Red That’s Cool!

Regaleali used to be the lone Sicilian voice in the American wine market. Do you remember the Corvo brand, and especially the “Rosso Del...

Bring this Wine to the Beach!

Ask most people about Côtes Du Rhône wines and they think of red. But vibrant whites are also made, and they represent the same...

Discover the Wild Flavors of this Tuscan Cabernet

Castello d’Abola is one of the most scenic and “elevated” estates in Tuscany. Thirty minutes from Siena, their ancient vineyards are situated between 1,150-2,150...

Get More Bang for Your Buck with This Red Blend

A lifetime ago, many California estates, large and small, used to bottle what they called “Burgundy.” Today, almost nobody calls their wine that, except...