Tannins are a compound in wine that gives it that acerbic, mouth-drying quality. When we talk about strong tannins, some of the first wines that come to mind are powerful Cabernets, bold Northern Rhone Syrahs, and bold Nebbiolo-based reds from Piedmont. But tannins aren’t always robust and in your face; they can be supple and […]
This month, Sonoma State University released the results of its annual survey on American wine preferences. Americans listed price, brand, and varietal as the top deciding factors in their wine choices. And from 2015 to 2016, their interest in whether their wines had won any medals fell from 13 percent to just six percent.
Among the wine community, orange wine is all the rage. The traditional wine media loves it because it’s a “new” wine color. The wine geeks love it because it’s . . . well . . . geeky. But, while it’s exciting to try a cool new style of wine made in a really geeky way, […]