Tag: Boutique

The Best Italian Wines: Tasting Tre Bicchieri 2009

I pride myself on my broad tastes in wine. I like wine from everywhere, and don’t believe I have a

2005 Ladera Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa

I’ve been drinking wine for more than 30% of my life at this point, taking notes on wine for ten

2007 Cooper Mountain Vineyards “20th Anniversary Reserve” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

One of the great pleasures of wine appreciation will always be the process of tasting the wine of a single

Crackpots, Wackos, Nutjobs and Wine: a Winning Combination.

Some of the best wines I’ve ever had in my life seem to have one strange thing in common. They

Alfred Gratien Champagne, Epernay, France: Current Releases

The more good Champagne I have, the more it seems to me that you really get what you pay for.

Two Hands Wine, Barossa, Australia: Current Releases

One of the things I love about the wine world is the way in which it rewards people with vision,

2002 Bressan “Special Bottling” Pinot Nero, Friuli, Italy

I’m not entirely sure why some of the best wines in the world are made by people who are more

Cadaretta Winery, Walla Walla, WA: Current Releases

I make it my habit to pay attention to new, small wineries. Generally that means seeking them out at public

2005 Hughes-Wellman Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, Napa Valley

Good wine is rarely made by accident. So much can go wrong in the winemaking process that to get something

2005 Piña Napa Valley “D’Adamo Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa

If one were to speculate on the wine market as a savvy investor might in the small-cap stock market, the