Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy. That was what The Who named their first album of greatest hits back in 1971, but they could have been describing the 2010 Les Piallats Vinsobres from PIERRE AMADIEU. From the furthest north of the Southern Rhone and raised in high altitude, this Vinsobres is made up of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah, and there's... Read more →
A fundamentally sound American Riesling. That sounds a tad clinical but is meant as a high compliment. Because an un-fundamentally sound American Riesling that’s under $15 is one of the more wretched white wines you can find in large quantities out there. You’ll never confuse a Riesling made in the U.S. with one made in Germany. Rieslings... Read more →
If you’re going to go Beaujolais, go cru Beaujolais. Consumption of Beaujolais wine tends to spike way up during Thanksgiving time in this country, and here’s an opportunity to not only perfectly pair a wine with that big turkey feast but wow your friends & family with your eclecticism and the broadmindedness of your worldview. And no... Read more →
To find truly great values, a wine adventurer must go global and possess the will to seek unexpected places. Case in point: Italian Merlot. In the top ten list of things one would do in the Italian section of a wine store, buying a bottle of Umbrian Merlot would not likely be one of them. But then you’d be missing out on the vast potential... Read more →
From the land that brought you Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Margot Robbie and Abbie Cornish, consider the 2013 LuLu Sauvignon Blanc by HEWITSON just another in a string of stunning and talented blondes from Australia. Let’s start with the nose, oh what a nose!—quince, passionfruit, lime and flowers when your nostrils are caught at the edge... Read more →
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