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.
Neil Duarte shares a generations-old family recipe for Sicilian artichokes, one of his wife's signature dishes.
Roussanne - whose name may remind you as much of a French philosopher as a wine grape - rates high among favorite white-wine varieties for me.
Tom Hyland reports that happily, 2004 was a great vintage for Brunello di Montalcino.
If you join me in the quest for the wine roads less traveled, I think you'll enjoy this month's feature - Offbeat Whites - in Wine Focus in our WineLovers Discussion Groups.
Rosés are made just like their red siblings, just with less pigmentation from the skins ... It's a refreshing summertime quaffer, since you serve these chilled.