Category: Wine Reviews

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 9/18/22

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Pix—The Inside Story

American wine isn’t keeping up with the digital technology revolution, and it hasn’t been for a long while. I’m not

The Best Colorado Wines: Judging The Colorado Governor’s Cup

Judging wine competitions has always been somewhat thankless work. Sitting in what are often windowless, cold rooms for 8 hours

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 9/4/22

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/28/22

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Discover the Rustic Charms of Pineau d’Aunis

One of the trends in the wine world that I’ve been happiest to see in recent years is the surge

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/14/22

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The Emotion of Savennières: The Wines of Thibaud Boudignon

Winemaker Thibaud Boudignon looks me straight in the eye and says, “I want fresh vitality in my wines and an

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/7/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 7/31/22

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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