Organic rosé is not commonly found among the commoditized rage of rosé today, and it’s a pleasure to discover one from a place most likely to succeed in making an organic rosé that matters—Oregon. When it comes to organic wines, the clichéd and outmoded thinking goes along the line of: “If organic doesn’t make the wine taste... Read more →
IPA Trilogy, Part Three – “Freedom of Choice” Imagine you’re out to dinner with friends or family. You’re at your local brewpub, 427 miles from home. Maybe you’re at a super-cool new place in Koreatown where an owner of one of your all-time favorite breweries from the land of the long white cloud is hosting a tasting. You see... Read more →
Easy Summer Italian Reds: A Trilogy – Part Three. We return, once again, to Sicily for the final part of this series focusing on lighter, easy red wines that are perfect for warm-weather drinking—something Italy is particularly good at making. We covered a Frappato in Part One, and looked at a Montepulciano in Part Two. Had this been... Read more →
Easy Summer Italian Reds: A Trilogy – Part Two. From one of the least familiar regions of Italy, called Le Marche (mar-KAY, not mar-SHAY) comes a native Italian wine that is also one of the least familiar to Western consumers—Montepulciano (mon-teh-pool-chiAH-no). Technically, the SALADINI PILASTRI Rosso Piceno Superiore... Read more →
IPA Trilogy, Part Two – “Through Being Cool” So, if the imminent demise of IPA is not due to the speed at which IPAs became the de rigueur hopped malt beverage to consume, could it be blamed on in humans observing out humans drinking them? Perhaps ersatz tastemakers are influencing us—us, the ruggedly individualistic craft beer... Read more →
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