By Dan Berger When I started writing about wine, I never really thought about the process that led me to write about specific wines — or which ones to praise, which to ignore, or even, on occasion, which wines to specifically refer to unkindly. … Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back … Continue reading “Developing a Tasting Note Strategy”
Volume XXII – Issue 28
Step by Step With a Bottle
I approach a wine that’s new to me by noting but not dwelling on its color. It rarely has any impact on what I perceive in terms of the wine’s quality.) My first sniff of any wine serves the purpose of giving me a quick first impression. Is it ins… Want to read more? If … Continue reading “Step by Step With a Bottle”
The Story Justifies the Wine
It was a Sauvignon Blanc of an extraordinary type, not because the wine itself was that remarkable, but because it had a story only a purist could possibly understand. Wine maker Adam LaZarre had been hired to make wine for a winery in Paso Robles… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back … Continue reading “The Story Justifies the Wine”
Exceptional 2015 Luckert Silvaner, Franken, “Sulzfelder” ($20): In July, columnist Andrew Jefford of Decanter magazine in London wrote a glowing article in which he talked about the absolute greatness of the grape variety Silvaner, notably in Germ… 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”
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