You're headed home for the holidays, and you'd like to take along a bottle or two of fine wine. Does this plan make sense?
"Organic" on the label doesn't necessarily make the sale for me ... That said, however, I won't turn down a well-made organic wine.
Happily, today's quest - the search for a universal wine to pair with the holiday feast - lacks the fatal flaw of the universal solvent. It can be done.
Here's an odd, intriguing Chardonnay-Sauvignon Blanc blend from a Southwestern French winery that glories in its historic preference for disobeying the rules.
Now joining the horse race, er, cork race, is a relatively new, reportedly strongly effective option, made out of, well, cork ...
A Japanese research report on this topic hit the media today, inspiring a lot of "gee whiz" stories expressing surprise that science has apparently confirmed the old wisdom.
When it comes to smelling, humans take a distant second place to our dogs and cats. Still, you don't have to be an expert to sniff out the differences among wines.
Let's wrap things up briskly with a recent tasting report on a perennial budget-price favorite, Marietta Cellars "Old Vine Red."
Red wine with red meat ... white wine with white meat. What wine goes
Call me an exception to the rule that high scores sell wine, but I've never been an enthusiastic, er, advocate for rating wine by the numbers.
Richard Fadeley has been sneaking around in the "big bottle section" and has found some surprisingly enjoyable wine at prices that will work with almost any budget.
The scary sulfite warning label prompts reactions that range from wary to hysterical among some wine consumers. We taste an Organic No Sulfites California red.
Ever had a wine server tell you all about the soil, the aging (both years and barrels), the history, the rating scores and the winemaker's resume. Too much information?
The 33rd annual edition of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book arrived in my mailbox the other day, and it will still fit in a pocket.