Category: Undiscovered Wines

Garagiste Winemakers Tasting: November 10, Paso Robles

One of my favorite pastimes involves tasting wines made by small winemakers who either are just beginning their journeys to

Heimann Family Estate, Szekszard, Hungary: Current Releases

The Transdanubian hills in Szekszárd (pronounced sex-sahrd), rise up sharply off the Hungarian Plain, bounding up several hundred meters in

Forgotten Jewels: Reviving Chile’s Old Vine Carignane

As a child, the lure of archeology cannot be denied. Fantasies of discovering ancient treasures fuel the dreams of many

Love is All You Need: The Magical Wines of Imre Kaló

The road from Tokaj to Eger, Hungary, tells something of the country’s story. An early spring afternoon shows lush, gently

Weingut Veyder-Malberg, Wachau, Austria: Current Releases

In Austria’s Wachau valley, it’s hard to pay attention to what winemakers tell you, especially when they’re talking with you

2008 Pheasant’s Tears Rkatsiteli, Republic of Georgia

We don’t know exactly where and when mankind first made wine in any significant quantity, but we believe that it

Tatomer Wines: Current Releases

When you meet some winemakers, who are seemingly making a living at a pursuit borne entirely of passion, it’s hard

Presqu’ile Winery, Santa Maria Valley: Current Releases

I’m wandering around the grand tasting tent at the World of Pinot Noir conference, focusing, as I often do, on

Turkish Wine: Some Initial Tasting Notes

Exploring new wine regions continues to be one of my greatest thrills as a wine lover and wine writer. And

Pinot Noir Everywhere: From the Expected to the Fringes

Yes, I’m on a Pinot Noir kick this week, thanks to my recent attendance at the World of Pinot Noir

Domaine Seguin-Manuel, Beaune, France: Current Releases

My recent trip to Burgundy was an exploration of the Burgundy of tradition and heritage, as well as the Burgundy

Domaine Buisson-Battault, Meursault, France: Current Releases and Library Wines

Part of the charm of Burgundy has to do with the context of many of the wineries and their cellars.

Domaine des Vignes du Maynes, Cruzille, France: Current Releases

I went to Burgundy to dig my feet into the dirt a bit. To get down on my hands and

2007 Monastero Suore Cistercensi “Coenobium Rusticum” Bianco, Lazio, Italy

We owe much of modern viticulture and winemaking traditions to the church in some form or another. Even before the

Brittan Vineyards, Willamette Valley, OR: Inaugural Releases

Expressed briefly, making a great wine is rather quite simple. You find the right piece of ground; you put the

Garagiste Winemakers of Chile: Introducing MOVI

If I were Hugh Johnson or Jancis Robinson, I could clear my throat and begin my story with a distinguished

Tasting Oregon Riesling…At the International Pinot Noir Celebration?

Adulterous. Maybe a little sneaky, and a tiny bit rebellious. There I was at the International Pinot Noir Celebration in

Fontanella Family Wines, Napa: Inaugural Releases

When it comes to family-run wineries, I always enjoy seeing how the many different roles and responsibilities involved in a

2004 Erba Mountainside Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa

In Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series of science fiction books, the main character has invented a science called Psychohistory for predicting