Category: White Wine

Putting South African Chardonnay in a Global Context

Chardonnay. A grape both worshipped and reviled. It is the magical stuff of Montrachet, making $18,000 bottles of the most

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

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

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

A Mighty Melange: The Custoza Wines of Lake Garda

I don’t think there will ever come a time in my life when I feel like I have a comprehensive

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 9/26/21

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

Brauneberger Juffer Vineyard

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 7/26/20

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

Vinoptima: Too Much of a Good Thing

There’s no doubt that wine is romantic, and that this romance inspires and motivates consumers and producers alike, especially in

Vinography Unboxed: Week of April 8, 2018

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

Why Aren’t There More Central Otago Chardonnays?

Most wine lovers have heard a thing or two about Central Otago Pinot Noir. Found at the bottom of New

The Evolution of Furmint: Tasting with Zoltan Demeter

I returned to Hungary this past Spring, and on my brief visit to the Tokaj region, I didn’t miss the

Tokaji Barta: The Old King in a New House

Few traditional wine regions in the world can avoid something of a sneer when contemplating those with new money and

50 Years of American Sparkling Wine: The Schramsberg Odyssey

The famous sign that welcomes the world to Napa Valley hosts a quote by author Robert Louis Stevenson: “…and the

The Brilliance of Canadian Chardonnay

Less than an hour from Buffalo, New York, some of the best Chardonnay I’ve tasted in years is being made,

A Singular Expression: The Champagnes of Cédric Bouchard

When I first met the improbably youthful Cédric Bouchard six years ago on his first visit to the United States,

A Man, an Island, and a Bottle of Grüner: The Wines of Rudi Pichler

“I am not a modern winemaker,” says Rudi Pichler, as we walk through his compact, and yes, very modern winery

California Chardonnay According to David Ramey

“Some people say, ‘Why shouldn’t California Chardonnay be something else entirely, instead of like the whites of Burgundy’ and there’s

Flirting with the Ecstatic: The Wines of Nikolaihof, Austria

There are certain places in this world that feel as if they exist outside of time. Or perhaps they exist

From the Quiet Garden: The Wines of Pichler-Krutzler, Wachau, Austria

Winemaker Erich Krutzler has carried a lot of baggage in his life. At 46 he is still a relatively young