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 can often be one of the most stressful gatherings of the year, and that’s not only due to the large amount of food most people plan to prepare. It’s a meal with several different flavors, which can make pairing wine intimidating. This is because not only are you looking for a wine that tastes great […]
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.
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 […]
Châteauneuf-Du-Pape is one of the most celebrated wine regions in France. It is famous for its powerful red wines made from a blend of up to 18 different grapes, though often Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre are the only three grapes used. While this region in Southern Rhône used to fly somewhat under the radar, especially […]
As summer slips through our fingers and the first brisk days signal the return of fall—and with it, apple season, football, sweaters, and all great things to temper our disappointment—we shouldn’t forget that along with taking out our window units, we also have to go out and try a new season worth of beers. Too often […]