Category: Wine Reviews

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 1/9/22

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Stony South: Tasting the 2019 Gimblett Gravels Vintage Selection

In a country filled with utterly spectacular wine regions, the Gimblett Gravels district of Hawke’s Bay can’t compete for the

Flavors of Age: Tasting Australia’s Old Vines

We make something of a fuss in the wine world about old vines. Undoubtedly, there’s something romantic about tasting the

Armenian Apex: The Wines of Zorah

When I first wrote about the wines of Zorah in 2013, most people had never heard of wine from Armenia.

Chiseled Brilliance: The Wines of Domaine de Chevillard

There’s a certain formula for excellent artisan-scale wines from the so-called “old world” that I have run across many times

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 12/12/21

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Vinography Images: Light and Shadow

Sunlight illuminates the edges of new oak barrels as shadows fill the rest of the cellar at Dalla Valle Vineyards

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 12/5/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 11/28/21

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Peter Michael Wines 2005-2019

Depending on how much you believe in destiny, it will come as no surprise that when, in 1982, Peter Michael established his

Select Highlights from the Wines of Portugal Tasting

I must admit, I was nervous. It was the very first trade and media tasting opportunity since San Francisco emerged

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 11/14/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 11/7/21

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Global Greats: Selections From the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting

The wine world is creeping towards normalcy again, albeit slowly and gradually. One of the most satisfying signs of this

Tasting Natural Beauty: The Wines of Rippon

When I was first learning the little bit of Japanese that I speak, I was interested in adjectives. Maybe it’s

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/31/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/24/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/17/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/10/21

Hello and welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples that show up asking to be tasted.