“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”

The Hot/Cold Dilemma

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”

Home temps for wine

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”