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An Unapologetic, Old-School California Chardonnay

I have been following the wines of Chalk Hill Estate for almost 20 years. Of the numerous wines they produce – and experimentation has...

The Veneto’s Most Exciting Red

Amarone is the Italian Veneto region's most distinctive red wine. The “Recioto” version is the older iteration and vinified sweet. The “Amarone,” which combines...

A Toast to ‘Spring’

The wines from the Bodegas Godelia are new to me, but they’ve been creating quite a stir in the U.S. High standards, careful vinification...

Winter Lingers. Port Softens the Blow!

Just when you thought it was safe – winter rears its ugly head. Although cold weather is no prerogative to enjoying a glass of...

The Perfect Wine for Any Tomato-Based Pasta Dish

One of my PR people recently recommended drinking Cabernet Sauvignon with “Spaghetti al Pomodoro." Well, I can’t think of a worse match-up! Young Cabernet,...

California’s Original Cult Chardonnay

If you’re old enough, you know that Stony Hill Chardonnay, from Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain District, was (and is?) California’s first cult white. This...

Keep Kosher with This Bordeaux Red

Chateau Fontenil is the “baby” of famed Bordeaux oenologist Michel Rolland. Located in Fronsac, near the St. Émilion and Pomerol appellations, this wine gets...

A Delicious Carneros Pinot Noir!

In the rush to mythologize Oregon, and now New Zealand's, Pinot Noirs, some wonderful releases from California’s cooler regions can get lost in the...

‘A Best Buy for Valentine’s Day’

I’ve been recommending Spanish Cava (sparkling wine made by the true Champagne process with a second fermentation in the bottle) for decades. In the...

A Carménère That Bubbles Over With Freshness

Carménère comes in all shapes and sizes. This French grape, originally part of the vineyards of Bordeaux, now finds its home in Chile. But...