You know that one friend who says all they’re looking for is an easy drinking red to unwind with at the end of the day? Hey that “friend” could even be you.
Super Tuscans are a hot commodity. Made by winemakers who didn’t want to follow the rules, these wine blends made outside the law of the Chianti DOC have grown cult followings, and that means, for the most part, they’ve become incredibly expensive.
Everyone needs an easily accessible, affordable, simple everyday red wine lying around the house that you know will please the majority of your guests, even if they arrive at the last minute, and this Syrah is that bottle. If you’re looking for a complex red, this isn’t it. But if you’re instead looking for a […]
California Zinfandel used to be the king of California wine, but over the years, most California Zins have become heavy, rich, alcoholic fruit bombs. These are wines that can reach alcohol levels close to 16%, with so much fruit and oak that you’re likely to pass out if you consume more than a glass.
Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, and you’re going to want a wine that pairs well with all aspects of the meal, from start to finish. In this category, Pinot Noir is an excellent choice. Its bright acidity, soft tannins and delicious fruit flavors go extremely well with everything on the table, from the turkey to the […]
Argentina has become synonymous with excellent Malbec, from the affordable to the high-end. But the country’s best producers aren’t just making high-quality Malbec; many of them are also making blends, and Achaval Ferrer Quimera 2012 is a stunning example.
Chardonnay and the fall go wonderfully together. The wine pairs beautifully with fall flavors, such as roast chicken, turkey, roasted squash and the like. This week we sampled a bottle of Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Chardonnay from Sonoma County.
Riesling is a wine with many detractors, but often these detractions are unfounded, based more on perceived qualities than actual experience. The main criticism: Riesling is too sweet. Blame the 1970s, mass production, and Blue Nun, an incredibly popular wine that was syrupy sweet. And due to that popularity, for a long time the American […]
Bonarda is a grape unfamiliar to most, but if you’re a fan of Malbec, Bonarda should be on your radar and this bottle of Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda 2013 is one of the best values that you will find for a wine priced right at ten dollars. The price is so good for the quality that we […]