Category: Wine Reviews

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 7/31/22

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

Carved From the Mountain: The Wines of WeatherEye Vineyard

Mark my words: the greatest wines Washington State has ever produced will come from one of the most ambitious vineyard

The Simple Deliciousness of Anjou Blanc

I have long counted myself a fan of dry Chenin Blanc and of Loire Valley Chenin Blanc in particular. However,

As Phelps Enters a New Era, A Look Back at Insignia

The wine world (OK, California) is abuzz over the acquisition of Joseph Phelps Vineyards by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH. While

The Flavor of Luxury: What Does Cristal Taste Like?

I occasionally have strangers regularly confess to me, with more than a little embarassment, that they don’t really like Champagne.

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 6/26/22

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 6/19/22

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Prosecco At its Finest: Highlights From My Recent Trip

In early May, at the invitation of the Consorzio di Tutela Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG I returned to the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 6/12/22

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Let’s Talk About Bruno: The Simply Delicious Savoie Wines of Bruno Lupin

I followed Google Maps through the little Haut-Savoie village of Frangy and up a steep hillside into the vineyards, eventually

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 6/5/22

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 5/29/22

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Same Chenin, Different Pleasures: Tasting Vouvray and Savennièrs

I don’t suppose that it’s an uncommon experience, but I definitely came back from my recent press trip to the

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/29/22

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 5/22/22

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You Think You Know Prosecco? Wait Until You Meet Sui Lieviti

Prosecco is about to give the world’s pét-nats a serious run for their money. Yes, you read that right: Prosecco.

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 5/15/22

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A Boatload of Flavor: Tasting Some Smaller Loire Producers

A couple of weeks ago I resumed something that has been a regular periodic activity of mine for more than

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 5/8/22

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