My #2 wine on this list is a $7 Tempranillo from Spain's Castilla-La Mancha region, which resembles a decent Rioja with some
This is a report on 230 domestic Chardonnays representative of what can be found on grocery store shelves in Northern California. Many of these Chardonnays can be found in grocery stores in the 35 states in the U.S. where wine sales at such stores are permitted. This is the first time such a comprehensive critical tasting and analysis has been done of widely distributed grocery store Chardonnays.
The unexpected symmetry of wine and poetry was swirling around in the empty carafe of my mind when I received an invitation
I am a believer in the "never say never" philosophy. I think it is important to stay open to possibility, and avoiding absolutes often saves a lot of "I told you so's."
It's been a one woman band operation, with help from her husband at harvest.
Those responsible for guiding the house he founded continue to adhere so closely to his original, obsessive criteria.
Do you find that when you order wine you often stick to the same varietals you already know and love?
Out of the 150-plus Sta. Rita Hills wines I sampled over the past year, I rated a high percentage of them, over 46 percent
The Mathieu family has grown grapes in what is now the Aube region of Champagne since the 1700s. Over the decades the Mathieus
 "I think that going forward we will continue trying to produce high quality Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, but in order
So true! You might not guess at first glance that Donnafugata's co-owner José Rallo is a jazz singer: Those black vessels
West of West is the early August weekend festival devoted to wines made from grapes farmed on the far western coastline of Sonoma County. This year was the event's third outing, and it was one of the most enjoyable and well organized regionally focused wine events I've ever attended.
Chardonnay has been one of the hallmark wines made in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
When it comes to serving wine with seafood, we want the wine to marry with the delicate flavors of the fish.
The Santa Cruz Mountains American Viticulture Area (AVA), in northern California, running along the Pacific coast south of San Francisco to Santa Cruz, is one of the most diverse wine growing regions in the world.
Sanford & Benedict is one of California's most historically significant and renowned vineyards because it proved two things: Santa Barbara County is a superlative spot for growing Pinot Noir, and the Sta. Rita Hills appellation is a fabulous cool climate location for vines in general.
Two more Santa Barbara County producers I visited last month whose wines greatly impressed me possess winemakers who are highly respected by their peers.