Wine brings pleasure not only to the senses but to the intellect as well. ... Wine boasts a cultural, historical and even religious heritage that few other beverages can match. Wine is a drink that makes us think.
The organic winery Centanni received the Medaglia di Cangrande at VinItaly this year as the best winery in Le Marche, Italy. Here is Neil Duarte's report.
The idea of vintage may be one of the small things that discourage people from getting into good wine. Let's face it: The idea of wine snobs sniffily declaring, "1948 was a very good year" is enough to put people off their feed.
Beaujolais is the go-to wine for holiday feasts; plus, the nouveau Beaujolais has just been released! Richard Fadeley's tasting panel reviews a handful of these Gamay wines.
The late, great British wine writer Harry Waugh famously declared that "it is a wine's duty to be red," an axiom that many wine enthusiasts avidly embrace. But here's a white that easily meets those criteria too.
I was saddened to read of the death at 82 of Frank J. Prial, who served as wine critic of The New York Times starting in 1972, at the birth of modern wine journalism.
If there's one indispensible reference for the wine lover, it's Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book. Updated annually, this handy guide packs an incredible amount of information into a pocket-size volume.
Just east of the coastal city of Pedaso in the region of Le Marche, the De Ruscio family has been growing grapes and making wines in hills overlooking the Adriatic. Neil Duarte visited their organic vineyards and winery.
Pinot Gris, a result of a genetic mutation from Pinot Noir, remains a tough sell â but producers in Oregon's Willamette Valley are doing a lot to change that. Taylor takes a look at some of the better ones.
When John Juergens visited California's Anderson Valley, he was overwhelmed by the natural beauty - and found some excellent wineries.
There's some very good Pinot Gris out there, but there's a lot more neutral, insipid stuff that serves primarily as an effective alcohol-delivery system.
Taylor has been a proponent of wine-in-a-box, or "cask wine" as the Aussies call it, for years. Recently she's come across three more box wines to recommend.
Craig Claiborne loved La Vieille Ferme 40 years ago. I still love it today!
Italians love their traditions, but things are changing: Executives work through lunch! Italian wine is changing, too