These are five iconic reds that have stood the test of time and shown reliable, remarkable skill in the winemaking, by a producer tight-focused on drinkability first and art down the list a bit.
I finally have three sparkling wines I can recommend with no misgivings and no second-guessing…’cause if I wake up tomorrow and think, “Oh, God, I forgot…”, somebody is going to have to talk me off the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
I sold my first article in 1967, to an old Chicago underground newspaper called The Chicago Eye. It was about student activism on high school campuses around Chicago. And I got my first angry letter a week later. As I recall, it started with, “You suck!”
“I don’t know…” A lot – maybe even most – people will do almost anything to avoid saying those words. Continue reading
Sarah’s Vineyard Estate Chardonnay 2018 is a flat-damned marvelous bottle of white wine that avoids all the tired Chardonnay clichés and delivers California sunshine by the bucket load.
This is the best American Pinot Blanc I have ever tasted. Period. Hunt over, piss on the fire and call in the dogs.
Virtually ever since I started in the retail wine biz, back there in 1996, I have kept an ongoing list of wines that offer genuinely spectacular value for the prices charged. Here are eight all-time reds.
I firmly believe that, for the majority of Americans our tastes in wine, liquor, and beer are largely determined by the early information we receive when being exposed to these beverages for the first couple of years.