Grapes for a Hot New World | Part I

The so-called it wines of the moment are always in flux. Until the late 1800s your bottle of red Bordeaux was primarily Malbec. It...

The Cool Italians

Trust me, I get it. Putting cool and Italian together is thoroughly redundant. Ferrari, Versace, Leonardo Da Vinci. So the title of this article...

The Color of Wine

Clearly wine preference is subjective. However, as in most any field, there are professional standards to be met for wine quality. For many years...

Caveat Emptor a Vinum | Wine Buyer Beware

I had an interesting couple of wine days where I shared with friends fairly pricey bottles with top-level provenance from highly regarded vintages. No....

Wines to Rest, Refresh, Renew, Revitalize & Reward

The busiest part of the summer season has passed and it’s time to enjoy the relaxed vibe that September brings. Here are five effective...

Second Label Wines | Old World Wines

St. Tamas Furmint. | Courtesy St Tamas Winery In the last edition of Tahoe...

Second Label Wines: The New World

Argentina's second fiddle red. | Courtesy Lou Phillips The concept of a signature wine...

When Wine Goes Bad

Right up there with starting a wine-bottle avalanche in front of the whole restaurant on your first day as the sommelier — yes, I...

Brewforia Beer Market + Kitchen

As the Eagles sang, “There’s a new kid in town,” and in Incline Village, Nev., that new kid is Brewforia Beer Market + Kitchen....

What’s in that wine Box?

Bota Box, Black Box, Naked Box, Bota Brick: There hasn’t been this much zaniness in wine names since the critter craze. But just what...