Category: Wines under $20

Vinography Unboxed: Here We Go, 2013!

Welcome to the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better wine samples that have crossed

Vinography Unboxed: Week of October 7, 2012

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

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