Great Wine: La Valentina Trebbiano d’Abruzzo

$19.99 or LessCentral ItalyItalian White WineItalyWhiteWine Reviews
I love bright and fresh Italian white wines from the Abruzzo region of Central Italy (somewhere between the ankle and the calf of the "boot"). Chances are you've overlooked this part of the world, or take it for granted. Maybe because Pinot Grigio up north in Alto Adige and Friuli, like pretty cheerleaders, always win the popularity contest.... Read more →

Great Wines from Napa and Sonoma: Vintage 2011

$20 - $40$40 - $60$60 +NapaSonomaWine Tastings
Expectations are tempered down for the 2011 vintage in California, widely acknowledged as a “tricky” vintage. However, as with all tough vintages, some wineries find a way to shine and outperform their rivals—and we've come across several incredibly impressive wines that are more than worthy of your attention and purchasing power. We... Read more →

Great Wine: Foley Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

$20 - $40CaliforniaChardonnaySanta BarbaraWhiteWine Reviews
I believe FOLEY ESTATES is one of the great makers of white wines in America. The winery’s entry level 2008 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay is a real beauty. I've tasted at least six other higher-priced Foley chards, so don't let the "entry level" label fool you—it's world class. A crowd-pleaser, so rich, so juicy and flavorful, and so... Read more →