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Thursday, April 2, 2020

2020 Winter Wines | Part II

For the everything red installation of our winter wines series we are going to feature a heaping helping of California’s finest big, bold and...

2020 Winter Wines, Part I

This is a wonderful time for winter wines, to suggest not only wine styles that soothe our chilled bones, but also selections that really...

Great Wines for 2020, Part IV

The last in this four-part series will be a looking at 2019’s biggest wine trend: blends. The numbers back this up because this was...

Great Wines for 2020, Part III

Ground Control to Major Tom: “Fire up the Airbus A320 because we got a long way to go and a short time to get...

Great Wines for 2020, Part II

As the Sharks so enthusiastically sang in the movie “West Side Story:” “I like to be in Am-er-i-ca,” especially in this installment of our...

Great wines for 2020, Part I

To ring in the New Year, let’s explore the 12 months in front of us with the joy only a wine adventure can bring....

France’s Triple Play, Part II

In my last column, we looked at the climate factors that made 2015 to 2017 a magical era for French wines, as well as...

France’s Triple Play, Part I

After the unholy trilogy of the 2011 to 2013 vintages, French vignerons rejoiced in 2014 at even the quite pedestrian harvest of that year....

Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio

Need a sophisticated wine that delivers crisp mineral-laden citrus and palate-clearing acidity? Or a simple, inexpensive people-pleaser that offends none? How about a complex...

Zinfandel: One Grape’s Journey | Part II

In my last column, we followed our grape protagonist from humble beginnings in Croatia to its excellent California adventure as the darling of immigrant...