Category: Wines under $20

Brauneberger Juffer Vineyard

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 7/26/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 7/5/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 6/21/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 5/3/20

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Chile Continues to Punch Above Its Weight

Amidst all the romance and storytelling in the wine world, it’s easy to lose sight of one of the most

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 4/14/19

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Two Wines That Prove Colorado Is The Next Wine Region to Watch

I grew up in Colorado. If you had told me as a high schooler that Colorado would one day be

Vinography Unboxed: Week of January 18, 2015

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of November 23, 2014

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of October 19, 2014

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of September 14, 2014

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of September 1, 2014

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Coastal Diamonds: The Rieslings of Oregon

About every two years, I get an invite to attend the International Pinot Noir Celebration in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The

Tasting Organic Rosé Wines from the South of France

Early this week I spent a few days wandering around the Millesime Bio fair in France. Billed as the world’s

Organic Wines of the Languedoc: An Initial Taste

Hello from France. I’m over here in the Languedoc-Roussillon in advance of the Millesime Bio conference next week, an event

Vinography Unboxed: Week of March 24, 2013

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of March 10, 2013

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of January 6, 2013

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Vinography Unboxed: Here We Go, 2013!

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of October 7, 2012

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of September 24, 2012

Welcome to this week’s installment of my new feature, Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better wine samples

2009 Clos de los Siete Red Wine, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

Fifty miles south of the city of Mendoza the valley of Tunuyan feels less like a valley and more like

Treasure in the Hills: Tasting Oregon’s Rieslings

“Pssst. Hey buddy. Wanna taste some Riesling?” said the shadowy figure in the trench coat from behind a tree. I

Mountain Wines of Italy: Tasting Notes from Alto Adige

From the snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites and the Alps, water trickles off glaciers down into steep-walled fertile alpine valleys

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

2009 Morgan Winery “Cote du Crows” Rhone Blend, Monterey

It’s not a huge leap from veterinary medicine to winemaking, and that leap is made even shorter when you’re enrolled

2009 Dry Creek Vineyard “Heritage” Zinfandel, Sonoma County

Driving through California’s wine country, with its carefully manicured vineyards carpeting huge swaths of the countryside, it’s easy to imagine

Bastianich Wines, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy: Some Current Releases

Celebrity wines cause most serious wine lovers to cringe. Despite the immediate tendency to dismiss such wines as vanity projects

2008 Star Lane Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley

There are those in the wine world who seek out (and often pay for) the best possible advice they can

Greek Wine: A Compendium of Tasting Notes

Occasionally I still dream of Greece. Warm breezes above the terra cotta roofs of Nafplion, grilled octopus and crisp rosé….

The Joy of Pink Pinot: Tasting at the 2011 IPNC

Regular readers will know that I’m a fan of everything pink when it comes to wine. Rosé is one of

South African Sauvignon Blanc: Some Tasting Notes

I’ve been trying to remember the first South African wine I tasted, but it’s a little fuzzy in my mind.

Montenidoli, San Gimignano, Tuscany: Some Current Releases

About three months ago, I found myself wandering around the halls at the Vino2011 tradeshow in New York. Put on

2009 Patton Valley Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

When it comes to wineries I generally know I’m in for something good when I drive down a long dirt

2009 Dancing Coyote Gewurztraminer, Clarksburg, California

I try to taste widely. I’m always excited when I come across wines from regions that I haven’t heard of

2007 Hess Collection “Allomi Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa

I can still remember my first wine tasting trip to the Napa Valley. I’m young, so it wasn’t that long

2008 Clos de los Siete Red Wine, Mendoza, Argentina

Fifty miles south of the city of Mendoza the valley of Tunuyan feels less like a valley and more like

2008 Ridge Vineyards “Three Valleys” Red Blend, Sonoma County

If there’s one thing about a winery that is likely to earn my immediate respect it is what you might

2007 Quinta de Roriz “Prazo de Roriz” Red Blend, Douro, Portugal

I think one of the greatest assets any wine lover can possess is an unflagging curiosity in the form of

2004 St. Hallett Semillon, Barossa Valley, Australia

I’ll tell you right off the bat that if you live in the United States, you can’t buy this wine.

D’Arenberg Winery, McLaren Vale, Australia: Current Releases

I can’t remember when, exactly, I had my first Australian wine, but there’s a good chance that it was made