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This Traditional Wine is Guaranteed to Please

I recently tried “Crianza,” “Reserva" and "Gran Reserva" styles from two separate Rioja bodegas – although both are sold under the banner of CVNE....

Warm Up With This Malmsey Madeira

Our recent record cold snap was reason enough to haul out some Madeira! Oh how those icy nights called out for walnuts, Panettone and...

Warm Up With This Perfect Winter Wine

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a popular pick when you’re not sure what to get from “sort of” southern Italy. Actually Abruzzo is parallel to Rome,...

11 Bubblies to Celebrate the Season

Here’s hoping your holidays include at least one bottle of sparkling wine to celebrate friendship, reminiscences and the coming new year. Today, a list...

9 Fantastic Options for the Red Wine Lover on Your Holiday Shopping List

With the holidays come lists of wines to recommend as gifts. I think that most any red wine lover would welcome a first-rate California...

A Prosecco Worthy of Its Name

If by any chance your first reaction to Prosecco was “meh,” you were probably drinking one of the “sell it now while the gettin's...

A Red That has ‘the Soul of the Old World’

The Carmenère story is worthy of a full-length book. This red grape, once a solid part of Bordeaux winemaking in the Médoc, was decimated...

Hearty Red Zin for Your Turkey Day

Zinfandel has been on quite a ride these past decades. In the 1970s, red Zin was losing business fast – many vines were torn...

A ‘Classic’ California Pinot Noir for Thanksgiving

I love Pinot Noir with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Not a French red burgundy, which are generally a bit too subtle and understated for...

A Chardonnay That’s Perfect for Pasta

Chardonnay is not usually most people's "go-to" Italian wine. That is, unless you know of the few outstanding producers scattered throughout that country. (I...