By Dan Berger Most wine consumers think of each glass in a macro sense. Is this wine dry, sweet, or something else? Is this white wine tart, soft, or cloying? Is this red astringent? Fruity or so austere that it is not easy to sip on its own? … Want to read more? If you’re … Continue reading “Subtlety”
Volume XXII – Issue 18
What the Wine Judge Saw
I was a judge at a wine competition last week, an activity I do often enough to see the fallacies in such events, and yet again witnessed one of the major problems with such events: judges putting their own personal preferences ahead of far more impo… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome … Continue reading “What the Wine Judge Saw”
More and more drink-soon wines are being sent to market with screwcaps. This is a logical development since even a trace amount of corkiness in a bottle of wine can destroy a consumer’s confidence in the brand, particularly when he or she believes th… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – … Continue reading “Screwcaps”
Exceptional 2016 Voss Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($22): A very strong case could be made for this wine being the best Sauvignon Blanc made in America. And although I tasted several other brilliant examples this year from the 2016 vintage that we… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”
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