Merlot

After many years of a bad rap, merlot has legs again.
My silver medalist is Lidio Carraro, named after its owner, an influential and pioneering viticulturalist. While his two
4. Belly up to the poured concrete bar (which tops a textural façade made from barrel stays) at the achingly gorgeous Kontokosta
Summer is almost over and it's time for me to replace my refreshing whites with soothing reds; particularly, red-blends.
One of her paintings became her first wine label.  It's a single vine, with swirls of blue sky and bright red and orange
I predict you will be hearing a lot more about Happy Canyon wines in the coming years.
It is an area that has been growing grapes since Roman times and the source of some of the world's greatest Merlot and Cabernet Franc based wines.
In the past quarter of the century, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, an Italian winery in the Tuscan coastal town of Bolgheri, has become, or has achieved you might say, first growth or cult wine status since its first vintage in 1985.
What happens when New World wine regions start messing with the crown jewels of Burgundy and Bordeaux?
You love Malbec. So do we. But how do you choose the right malbec for you?
There has been a lot of buzz about Virginia wines. When we visited, what we found was enticing. The wineries are proliferating, and the wines excellent, and the philosophy of life, camaraderie of local vintners and "recherche du temps perdu" sense was alluring.
Great wine doesn't have to be expensive. Our top picks that cost $10 or less are perfect for wine lovers on a budget.
In the week we celebrate Valentine's Day it seems only fitting for a wine blog to acknowledge that the key ingredient in many of the world's most extraordinary wines is love.
Despite the commoditization and very high prices of some Bordeaux, there remains a level of winemaking and perfect matching of grape with soil and climate that sustains its importance and relevance in today's fine wine world.
Chile has been a strong source of value-priced wines since the late 1980s. It is now the world's ninth largest producer of wine -- ahead of both Germany and Portugal -- and the fourth biggest source of wine imports to the U.S. after France, Italy and Australia.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a major "gateway drug" into the joys of drinking wine. So what are the different styles of Cabernet Sauvignon? Much depends on the climate in which it is grown.
I like to introduce my guests to interesting wines, wines that you might not otherwise try with a holiday dinner. So no Pinot Noir or Chardonnay here, just my top 10 recommendations to try along with the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.
In the midst of my gawking, I realized the wine was probably the reason I was there, so I took a sip and paid attention. And it was good. Really good.
Bordeaux/Burgundy: A Vintage Rivalry, is an excellent short book by Jean-Robert Pitte, who says that terroir, that principle sacred to French winemakers, isn't everything.
I came, I saw, I drank a lot of wine.