It’s special when you can find a current release wine in 2017 and the bottle’s vintage is 2010. That means, simply, the winery has held back putting out the wine until the wine has aged properly before you buy it. Doesn’t make the wine automatically great, but that’s one of the joys of stumbling upon a Rioja Reserva that is great,... Read more →
12 beers and 13 breweries. One of most recognized names in craft beer collaborates with a dozen breweries across the world to produce a multi-pack that’s to die for. Trust me. As Mon Mothma gravely stated, “Many liver cells died to bring us this information.” Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (SNBC) might not have been the first... Read more →
I challenge anyone to find a better white wine at 13 bucks. Key word, better. As good—yes, there probably are a few. Usually, you can at best ascribe only one or two of the following qualities to an under-$15 white, but with the 2015 MERAYO Godello all apply: 1) top-notch fruit character, 2) very good structure, 3) purity, 4) distinctive... Read more →
What are the best wines available right now? Here’s a snapshot of the best new wines from around the globe that we’ve come across recently. We rate the following current releases (in the U.S.) 90 points or higher and recommend these wines without an ounce of hesitation while always factoring in the price of the bottle. In other... Read more →
It’s a good day when you find a gem of a wine at Cost Plus. Probabilities were stacked for success with this point-of-sale purchase, as GÉRARD BERTRAND has been, for quite some time, one of our favorite wine producers. Why a favorite? For starters, his extensive lineup of wines—focusing on the South of France winegrowing region—is... Read more →
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