HIDDEN NAPA VALLEY | Smith-Madrone Winery

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Are we out of line for calling Smith-Madrone a “hidden” winery of Napa Valley, considering it was established in 1971? No, not until the world recognizes there may not be a better $50 Napa Cab for the money than Smith-Madrone’s. Not to mention they also produce one of America’s most essential white wines.    What the heck... Read more →

GREAT CHAMPAGNES 2018 | Our Picks to Enjoy All Year Long

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New Year’s Eve will have come and gone in a flash, but that’s no reason to stop drinking Champagne.   The special occasion, French bubbly made from Chardonnay and/or Pinot Noir grapes (and also, sometimes, Pinot Meunier) is the perfect drink of choice to ring out a year 2017 that was the most divisive in America’s history since... Read more →

America’s Greatest Pinot Noirs for $30 and Under | OREGON EDITION

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It’s no secret anymore: Oregon—especially Oregon’s Willamette Valley—is a treasure trove of great Pinot Noirs. What many don’t know, however, is that for those who are money conscious when it comes to purchases of wine (and if this isn’t you, bless you—please continue enjoying your La Tâche and let us know how it is), Oregon,... Read more →