The Platinum

PASCO, Wash. — My annual trek to the Pacific Northwest in late October always is an enjoyable one, even though it involves some dedicated work: three days of judging wine. Under normal circumstances, three full days like this can be tiresome, not… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may … Continue reading “The Platinum”

Tasting Notes

(Commentator’s note: Those misguided souls who think price relates to quality may find that there is a curious disconnect in the Tasting Notes below. Some of these wines are low-priced. This does not mean the quality is less than Exceptional. They ha… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”

The Vital Importance of pH in Aging

We have talked often about the importance of pH to the wine-aging process, as well as that many red wine makers seem not to give a hoot about such issues since the majority of people do not age wine anyway. But with white wines, extremely low pHs … Want to read more? If you’re already … Continue reading “The Vital Importance of pH in Aging”

Oxidizing Riesling

Importer Rudi Wiest knows as much about German wine, especially Riesling, as any American and his most recent experience wasn’t exactly a shock, but it was worth relating. Rudi routinely samples Rieslings that he will be bringing into the United S… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login … Continue reading “Oxidizing Riesling”