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 →
What are the best wines available right now? Here’s a carefully curated list of the best new wines from around the globe that we’ve come across recently. This edition focuses on currently available releases from Italy. We rate the following wines 90 points or higher and recommend them without an ounce of hesitation while... Read more →
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 →
A companion to our feature article, “America’s Greatest Pinot Noirs for $30 and Under | OREGON EDITION.” We’re searching for America’s best and affordable Pinot Noirs, and started our search in Oregon. We found 26 that we love and recommend wholeheartedly. Here’s our list, and reviews of each wine follow, below.... Read more →
Reviews of new wines from Gary Farrell, released in Summer 2017: A truly superb batch of wines from this stalwart Russian River Valley winery that’s clearly on a roll makes us excited about what the 2015 vintage in northern California will bring. Exceptional balance, fruit quality and depth of expression—and,... Read more →
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