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Donnafugata Floramundi Speaks Volumes Inside and Outside the Bottle

I love love love wine labels. Mostly because I had to sell/see so many bottles with crap ones. There is a winery in Sicily that always impresses me …

Flavors

Seven Hills Winery Rosé Makes Cabernet Franc The Star

I am a huge fan of Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley. Many bottles are in my Hall of Fame, including one that’s probably in my Top Ten reds, ever. …

Grapes

Why are Rosé Bottles Crazy with Shapes and Packaging?

I read Tamlyn Currin’s “On a pink soap box” from Jancis Robinson’s site with great interest. It focuses on the trend of rosé wine bottles coming in …

Washington State

Tiefenbrunner Gewürztraminer Sizzles with Style and Flavor

I drink oceans of white wine year-round but there are some grapes that just don’t get into heavy or even light rotation. One of them is definitely …

Washington Red Wine Blends Have Intriguing Variety, Top Quality

Its a time of the year when my thoughts are dominated by white wine and rosé. Particularly since it’s going to be 90 degrees and humid in …

Washington State

Domaine Zafeirakis Makes A Savory, Substantial Greek Rosé

When I visit a new wineshop I always try and buy something new to me. It’s a way to get a feel for the buyer and what they are into. So I pushed …

Aegean Sea

Ruffian Wine Bar is a Tiny East Village Gem for Drink and Food

There’s nothing I love more than tiny places and there are a few in the East Village I adore. One is Ruffian wine bar. It’s an extremely narrow spot …

East Village

Domaine Tempier Rosé 2017 is a Legendary Bottle

Much time has passed since I last had one of the world’s most iconic wines. It’s not just legendary, but vital year after year. I’m talking about the …

Rosé

Liquid Geography Rosé is a Feel-Good Wine and a Delicious Bargain

I’ve been a fan of a small region in Northwest Spain for quite a while: Bierzo. (I first wrote about the region, albeit quite briefly, in 2005!) The …

Cancer

Provence Rosé Beyond the Ubiquitous and Uninspired

Living that lavender lovin’ life. That’s what drinking Provence rosé should be all about. A chilled glass transports you to a specific time and …

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Coup de Boule: Totally Bought This Wine Because of the Label

I am not immune to the charms of an attention-getting wine label. And the Coup de Boule is a wine that you are definitely going to pull from the …

2015 Matthiasson Rosé and a Praying Mantis

Was very stoked to get my shipment of the 2015 Matthiasson Rosé. Thought about saying something like “Pink Wine Season Begins” but that would be kind …

Sparkling Rosé: 5 Under $25 To Try

I am nuts for dry rosé and sparkling wine, separately. So sparkling rosé, the culmination of two of my favorite categories of wine, really floats my …

A Liter of Italian Rosé Perfect for Tacos

My idea of retail therapy involves a new pair of addidas and an Italian rosé (rosato) that I’ve never drank before in in a big one-liter bottle.To …

Two Books About Rosé Wine

Back in the stone age when I began drinking dry rosé, if you told me there was a book about pink wine I would have questioned your sanity. So I’m a …

Murgo Brut Rosé is a Scintillating Sicilian Sparkler

It was my birthday and you know I was going to drink something sparkling so I headed to see my Seattle pal (we worked together at Bottlehouse for …

Do You Drink Rosé Wine Beyond The Pale?

I’m probably as guilty as anyone when it comes to my rosé wine selection. I gravitate towards the ballet-slipper pink, classic pale Provençal style …

Rodney Strong Vineyards Rosé is Pinot Noir Pleasure

I constantly drink pink wine. But most of those bottles are blends, particularly in the style of Provence. Lots of Grenache, Carignan, …

Vigneti del Sole Montepulciano d’Abruzzo: Hall of Fame $10 Red

It’s not often you pour a wine and the first sip brings forth an involuntary “Wow!” Especially on an inexpensive wine. But this was the case with an …

White Wine With Steak Why Not Go For It, Especially at Lunch?

Got the chance to have lunch at a legendary New York City spot, Keens Steakhouse, established in 1885. It provided me with the perfect opportunity to …

Chateau Cantelaudette Bordeaux is a Merlot Showcase

One of the many nice things about going to free tastings at wine shops is getting to try something you normally might not come across. Like a …

The Fizzy Delights of Pét-Nat: Three to Try

<i>Pétillant-Naturel</i> wines, charmingly shortened to Pét-Nat, are some of the most fun wines out there. The (ancestral) method to its madness is that the …

Blind Tasting and the Pepsi Challenge

I just went down an internet rabbit hole reliving the Pepsi Challenge ad campaign of the late 1970s and early 80s. It was a blind taste test of a …

Hess Collection Chardonnay, Oak, and Texture

Anyone who knows me is aware I am a fan of oaky white wines. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that at a recent lunch I was invited to I fell hard …

The New Best $15 Pinot Noir

Probably/definitely blasphemous, but I liken the task of finding a Pinot Noir 15 bucks or less to that of the quest for the Holy Grail. So when I …

Sweet Wines, First and Foremost, Are Wines

I’d like to point out the obvious: sweet wines are wines, too. I had this brilliant thought while attending Wine & Spirits “Top of the List” event. I …

Gere Attila Portugieser: A Summer Red from Hungary

I love discovering new things. Like a grape called Portugieser. Which is not from Portugal. In this case, it’s in a bottle of red wine from Hungarian …

Do You Know Petit Verdot?

Primarily used as a component in Bordeaux-style blends, Petit Verdot could use a champion or three. I found a trio of winemakers who take this grape …

Freemark Abbey Cabernet Bosché is a Napa Valley Classic

I’ll admit that I spend my wine days and nights in New York chasing the obscure. Bring me all your wonderfully weird wines! Sometimes, though, this …

Randy Meyer of Geyser Peak Winery Talks Roses (Flowers)

Recently I was invited to taste through a lineup of Sauvignon Blanc from Geyser Peak Winery. Located in Healdsburg, California, I was at first …