Question for thrifty wine lovers: Can we find value in a niche where the critics and points-chasers focus on the three-figure bottles while much of the cheap stuff is plonk?
If you're dining out and thinking about ordering a glass of "Meh-reh-TAHJ," please think twice. In its original intent, this new word was not intended to be pronounced as if it were French. But hardly anybody ever says it that way any more.
Wine owns a special place in the world of food and drink because it's one of the few consumables that we enjoy not only with our senses but with our mind.
Now get ready for the next big thing: In an age of environmental concerns and rising fuel costs, the glass wine bottle is coming under critical scrutiny.
Summer is near, and wine lovers who usually prefer hearty, more robust red wines are turning to something more, well, refreshing.
With the arrival of President Barack Obama in the White House, the lack of popularity of South African wine in the U.S. just might start to change.
There's an awful lot of light, bland and essentially flavorless Pinot Grigio around, but the good news is that plenty of exceptions disprove the rule.
The 30 Second Wine Advisor returns to regular weekly publication with a report on two excellent Gamay-based wines from California's Edmunds St. John.
Simple but clean and well-made, affordable Pinotage in the modern style.
Tom Hyland reports on new wines from this spring's Sicilia en Premeur, and talks with some of the islands vintners about what they're doing today.
Spring is in full force in much of the Northern Hemisphere. It's time to start charcoaling those steaks and smoking that brisket. Randy "Bucko" Buckner offers some big Zins, crisp whites and more as he presents his monthly report on 100 new wine releases.
With the severe worldwide economic downturn, you would think that wineries would lower their prices. Apparently the wineries have not gotten the message. Randy "Bucko" Buckner features wine pricing in his monthly report on 100 new wine releases.
If pure Sauvignon Blanc is a little too bold for your tastes, you may find it more refined in this classic French blend.
Simple and fresh, cleansing citric flavors make it a decent food wine at a quaffable 12% alcohol.