By Dan Berger I suspect that nobody who consumes wine on a daily basis ever thinks of what it would be like to consume nothing but wines that have already scored, say, 95 points on the (faulty) premise is that these are great wines. At least I… Want to read more? If you’re already a … Continue reading “A New Quality Category”
Three decades ago, at a Napa Valley wine auction, two giants of the Southern California retail wine trade became locked in a battle to acquire a large bottle of a Chappellet Cabernet. The bottle was a major prize. And the two men basically didn’t… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – … Continue reading “Auction Issues: Where Has this Wine Been?”
Chilling Whites and Other Foods Several years ago I wrote an article in which I suggested that the best temperature at which to serve all wine was 60°. It was a compromise, I realized. Some wines (rosé, Riesling, Silvaner, Fino Sherry among other… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you … Continue reading “Chilling Whites and Other Foods”
NV St. James Winery Pioneer Red ($11): the climate in Missouri makes it extremely difficult to grow the Traditional wine grapes from French varieties. Three crosses/hybrids that do well here are Norton, Chambourcin, and Rougeon. These three greats … Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you … Continue reading “A Wine to Discover”
2015 Cadaretta, Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley ($50): For the last decade, this Cabernet-based Washington state wine has been about as good a value as you will find on the West Coast. I equate it because of its style (Classic Cab aromas, fir… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”
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