A winery executive arrived early afternoon in Chicago, took a cab to her hotel, and by 4 p.m. was seated in the bar, staring at a glass of Chardonnay. Staring, not sipping, since she was appalled by the fact that the very small glass had been fill… Want to read more? If you’re already a … Continue reading “Ice Cold”
It was the late 1990s, and we had been invited to visit the Umpqua Valley in Oregon by a wine maker who thought we were missing out on a potentially great story. We thought about it for a while and decided that Terry Brandborg may have been on to … Want to read more? If … Continue reading “Moon Rocket”
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””
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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”
We have had many aggravating experiences in restaurants with wines being served at the wrong temperature. From a warm Barolo to arctic-cold Chardonnay, little of it has worked out well. Restaurant staffs always seem to know a lot better than we do… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may … Continue reading “The Hot/Cold Dilemma”
Some gadget stores sell a thermometer specifically designed to measure the temperature of your bottle of wine. When I first saw this, I wanted to consider it a bit of an affectation. But then I used it to prove something and that surprised me. … Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back … Continue reading “Home temps for wine”