Restaurant Pricing During a Worldwide Wine Surplus

Where wine consumers will face their greatest challenges during the recovery period of this virus-affected economy is on restaurant wine lists. Even in retail surplus periods such as this, restaurant prices will remain high, a typical scenario. T… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you aren’t … Continue reading “Restaurant Pricing During a Worldwide Wine Surplus”

The Natural Ripoff

No one with a brain took very seriously the notion, spoken seriously by one famous person, that an experimenter might kill the novel coronavirus in the human body quickly by ingesting caustic substances, such as bleach. Of course, doing that exac… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login … Continue reading “The Natural Ripoff”

A New (Zealand) Decade of Wine

Decades in wine come and go and each has its own unique flavor or theme. The 1970s might be seen as the rebirth of northern California as a wine culture (after a brief period of French-influenced excellence between 1880 and 1919). The founding of… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – … Continue reading “A New (Zealand) Decade of Wine”

Cocktail: The Negroni

By Jonathan Savage-Wolfe (The following article was written by my wife’s ( Juliann Savage) son, a world traveler and computer expert, who is extremely knowledgeable about all things culinary. He appreciates excellent wine, but recently discovered… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you aren’t a subscriber, … Continue reading “Cocktail: The Negroni”

Tasting Notes

Exceptional 2017 Anthesis Pinot Noir, Petaluma Gap ($58): This is a miraculous red wine in ways that took me by surprise. The aroma is prototypical cool climate and thus leans directly toward Burgundy, but with definitive and delightful Californi… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”

Message in the Bottle

By Dan Berger I could make a pretty strong argument that there is no great wine, only wines that achieve excellence by adhering to some basic truths involving the varietal(s) used, the soil, the vintage, and other essential parameters. This is th… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may … Continue reading “Message in the Bottle”

Bargain of the Week

2017 Dr. Loosen Riesling, Dry, Graacher Himmelreich, Alte Reben (old vines), Grosse Lage (classic vineyard) ($31): For those who have never tasted a superb German dry Riesling, here is one that simply will not disappoint. It’s a classic illustration… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you … Continue reading “Bargain of the Week”