Can wine have a conscience? Like Toms shoes, RICKSHAW, a young California winery established in 2010, takes a leap off the cutting edge and makes it a part of their business model—and marketing strategy—to take profits off the top and give back to the greater good as part of their bottom line. Should we care? Is this just blatant... Read more →
If the 2010 BRAIDA Montebruna Barbera d’Asti is good enough to be on the all-Italian wine lists at restaurateurs Mario Batali’s, Nancy Silverton’s and Joe Bastianich’s fine dining Mozza restaurants in L.A. (Osteria Mozza is one of the great meals in America), then it’s good enough for your table. Let’s not forget that the humble... Read more →
As written by Bob Dylan and later interpolated by Jimi Hendrix, “Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth.” It had to take good business acumen to produce a wine so full of unique Oregon artisanal character at such an affordable price, but the 2012 SHARECROPPER’S Pinot Noir is pure salt of the earth. No grapes of wrath... Read more →
Most wines aren't worth the money. I'd say 75% of all the wine bottles out there. Now look, cheap wines are cheap for a reason, so if you're only interested in cheap this site ain't for you, brothers and sisters. I'm obsessed with discovering great wines at a great price. That means most of the time it's in the $20-$50 range, sometimes but... Read more →
Big, fat, round and juicy—this is no-holds-barred Pinot Noir, a fruitbomb. The 2009 JOSEPH PHELPS Pinot Noir, Freestone Vineyards is just fucking good, there’s no other way to put it. We could talk about the awesome terroir that shaped the character of the small-cluster fruit on the vine—how you can taste the Sonoma Coast fog that... Read more →
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