“What the Winemakers Are Drinking at Thanksgiving”

Using the above headline as a jumping-off point, the web-based Wine Industry Network (WIN) asked six wine makers last week to reveal their picks for wines to go with Thanksgiving dinners. Sounds like a good idea, right? Who better to pick wines to… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you … Continue reading ““What the Winemakers Are Drinking at Thanksgiving””

Tasting Notes

Exceptional 2014 Reustle Prayer Rock Grüner Veltliner, Umpqua Valley, Reserve ($29): Minerally and with a light floral (almost Riesling-like) note. This is one of the finest Grüners in the world (including Austria!). See text. 2014 Reustle Pray… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you aren’t a … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”

Pinot to Pot?

A grape grower I know said that some wine-grape farmers were preparing to tear out vineyards in anticipation of the coming boom in marijuana farming. Could be, of course. Money trumps art in most instances, and there may well be more money in pot-far… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – … Continue reading “Pinot to Pot?”

Tasting Notes

Exceptional 2013 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($90): The classic 1980s Napa Cabernet aroma of sage, red cherry, cassis and a trace of tar. This is a superb example of a Napa Valley Cabernet at its best, a wine that will age for at least… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”