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.
Neil Duarte introduces us to a most impressive white wine made from the ancient Timorasso grape in the vineyards of Walter Massa.
Cheap Chardonnay - even from France - too often comes up short on flavor, length and character. I said "often." I didn't say "always."
Here comes the 1-liter plastic wine bottle, a packaging format similar to the familiar big bottles used for Coke and other soft drinks.
White wine with fish? Let your wine breathe? When you adhere to stereotypes about wine, you're just limiting your options.
In Santa Barbara County, Doug Margerum is nearly legendary. His wine shop and restaurant, Wine Cask, was ground zero for the emerging Santa Barbara County wine culture. But all that is now gone.
As July ends, the annual pace of trade tastings begins to pick up again, as wine distributors take to the road with a few wine makers in tow, scheduling tastings for the wine trade in most larger cities.
Most aficionados of Italian wine are familiar with the offerings of Tuscany and Piedmont. Not as many know the excellent wines - and food - produced in Friuli and the Veneto.
New rules governing organic wine labeling in the U.S. took effect last month. The rule changes were intended to "clarify" the contents of organic labels for consumers. Clarify? Let's see ...
Cava is Spains answer to Frances famous bubbly - at a fraction of the price.