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I'll Drink to That: Olivier Humbrecht of Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

Episode 362 of I'll Drink to That! was released recently. It features Olivier Humbrecht, who today leads the Zind-Humbrecht winery in Alsace. Olivier Humbrecht is widely known to be one of wine's deep thinkers, a cerebral man who has...

 

Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 5/22/16

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren't Flipboard inclined, here's everything I've strained...

 

Vinography Unboxed: Week of May 15, 2016

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included a...

 

Uneasy Relief in California

If you were to take a road trip right now between Los Angeles and San Francisco, mile after mile of green rolling hills (such as these in Santa Maria, captured by George Rose) might be enough to convince you...

 

Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 5/15/16

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren't Flipboard inclined, here's everything I've strained...

 

Vinography Unboxed: Week of May 1, 2016

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included an...

 

Vinography Unboxed: Week of April 17, 2016

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included some...

 

Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 4/17/16

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the Interwebs. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren't Flipboard inclined, here's everything I've strained...

 

A Rescued Vintage: 2013 Burgundy Highlights from La Paulée

The world of wine offers no end of fantasies. One of mine is the chance to have the money and time to visit Burgundy every year and sample the latest vintage of some of the world's greatest wines. That...

 

Vinography Unboxed: Week of April 10, 2016

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included some...

 

NIMBY in Napa

Things are getting nasty in Napa. On Monday 4 April the Napa County Planning Commission expected to make a decision granting a permit for planting a new vineyard. On its face, this was an action the commission has performed...

 

Vinography Unboxed: Week of April 3, 2016

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included a...

 

Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 4/3/16

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the Interwebs. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren't Flipboard inclined, here's everything I've strained...

 

Mayacamas is Going to Be Fine. Really.

The wine world is a funny place. So many people act like they have a monopoly on tradition, deliberately ignoring the continuity of human experience while glorifying the past. That's not to say that things always improve in the...

 

Vinography Unboxed: Week of March 20, 2016

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included a...

 

Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 3/20/16

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the Interwebs. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren't Flipboard inclined, here's everything I've strained...

 

Vinography Unboxed: Week of March 13, 2016

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included a...

 

Flavors of a World-Changing Wine Event: Celebrating the Judgment of Paris

On May 24th, the world will celebrate the 40th anniversary of perhaps the single most important event in the modern history of wine. I celebrated it just a wee bit early while attending the Naples Winter Wine Festival in...

 

British Wine Scribes Invade Napa

Every winter, just as the yellow mustard flowers reach their peak of brightness between the vineyard rows, the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers gets under way in Napa. Now in its eleventh year, this gathering was conceived as a...

 

Vinography Unboxed: Week of March 6, 2016

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included a...

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Most Recent Entries

Vinography Images: New Life Warm Up: The Soils of Alsace I'll Drink to That: Olivier Humbrecht of Domaine Zind-Humbrecht I'll Drink to That: Winemaker Dan Petroski of Massican Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 5/22/16 Vinography Unboxed: Week of May 15, 2016 Vinography Images: High Stakes Uneasy Relief in California Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 5/15/16 I'll Drink to That: Sam Ehrlich of the Blue Ribbon Restaurant Group

Favorite Posts From the Archives

Wine Will Never Smell the Same Again: Luca Turin and the Science of Scent Forlorn Hope: The Remarkable Wines of Matthew Rorick Debating Robert Parker At His Invitation Passopisciaro Winery, Etna, Sicily: Current Releases Should We Care What Winemakers Say? The Sweet Taste of Freedom: Austria's Ruster Ausbruch Wines 2009 Burgundy Vintage According to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Charles Banks: The New Man Behind Mayacamas Wine from the Caldera: The Incredible Viticulture of Santorini Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Chateau Rayas and the 2012 Vintage of Chateauneuf-du-Pape A Life Indomitable: The Wines of Casal Santa Maria, Portugal Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernets Forgotten Jewels: Reviving Chile's Old Vine Carignane The First-Timer's Guide to Les Trois Glorieuses of Hospices de Beaune

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Required Reading for Wine Lovers

The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson Wine Grapes The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson to cork or not to cork by George Taber reading between the vines by Terry Theise adventures on the wine route by Kermit Lynch Love By the Glass by Dorothy Gaiter & John Brecher Noble Rot by William Echikson The Science of Wine by Jamie Goode The Judgement of Paris by George Taber The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil The Botanist and the Vintner by Christy Campbell The Emperor of Wine by Elin McCoy The Taste of Wine by Emile Peynaud