Marshall Wehr

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Disney World Wine, by George: When It Comes to Tasting, It’s a Big World After All

Wine Bar George, the first real wine bar at Disney World, opened in May, an important development in Disney’s evolution as a place of entertainment …

Wine

Hiyu Wine Farm (Oregon)

The former dairy farm<p>Nate and China built recently a tasting room at the winery but when we first arrived there we didn't see it and parked near this …

Wine & Spirits

Andrew Jefford: Horizontal and vertical

Andrew Jefford throws a proverbial bone to horizontal wine tasting, which he feels is underrated in today's world of writing and criticism.<p>Wine …

Wine

the tavel rosé of today: couleur tavel 2018

"Couleur Tavel" is an annual tasting festival held in the Gard village of Tavel to celebrate its eponymous rosé appellation. I had the pleasure of …

5 Amazing Italian Wine Routes, Great For Fall Getaways

There are few better ways to experience autumn in Italy than with a trip to its wine regions, visiting vineyards and cantinas, sampling artisanal cheeses and breads, and dining in rustic trattorias overlooking poster-worthy landscapes. But Italy has some 140 wine roads (called s<i>trade dei vini</i>) to …

Italy

What Is Spontaneous Fermentation, and How Does It Affect the Taste of Wine, Beer, and Booze?

The hands-off fermentation method makes really interesting wine, beer, and even rum. Here’s why we’re so into it right now.<p>“Spontaneous fermentation” sounds like the worst two-word Instagram bio you’ve ever read. Or something terrible that would show up in an online dating profile. “Hey. I’m 23. …

Beer

Top 5 Wine Clubs for Quality, Expert-Curated Wine

Wine clubs require a lot of trust. You’re buying wines that you haven’t seen, and betting they’ll be good. How can you avoid the disappointment of a …

Wine

Hiking the Cliffs of Cinque Terre

The conclusion of our wine and food tour of Tuscany takes us beyond Tuscany as we head into Liguria for a finale of seafood and scenery along Italy’s …

Italy

A book review of “43 Wine Regions”

Author, Michael Biddick sets out with an interesting proposal to analyze the world’s wine regions and essentially generate a group of 43 that …

Book Reviews

A tranquil moment with Didier Depond

In a rare tête-a-tête, <i>The SOMM Journal</i> joined Didier Depond, President of the Champagne houses Salon and Delamotte, for an effervescent lunch …

Extreme Weather

Great Escapes: Languedoc’s Wine & History

By<p>Aug. 17, 2018 5:12 p.m. ET<p>When most travelers conjure up the south of France, they picture Provence and the Côte d'Azur. For a lesser-explored but …

France

What is Pecorino, and other answers to questions about 4 Italian whites

The mission of the Italian Trade Agency's campaign, "Italian Wine - Taste the Passion," is to educate consumers of the breadth, diversity and quality …

Pennsylvania

Can Sancerre Be More Than Basique? | PUNCH

Last year France was in the thrall of “Basique,” by the rapper Orelsan, essentially Gaul’s answer to Eminem. “Basique” means pretty much the same …

Wine & Spirits

The wines of Domaine Jules Desjourneys, Beaujolais and Maconnais, with Fabien Duperray

<b>Domaine Jules Desjourneys</b><p><b>Beaujolais, Part 8</b><p>Every region has its superstar producers. Beaujolais has the gang of five natural winemakers, but now …

Wine & Spirits

Natural cork, a scapegoat for wine defects

When wine professionals encounter a sensory deviation in wine and the offending molecule isn’t obvious, cork often takes the blame by default. While …

Wine

Lodi home to California’s best wine value

Collier Creek 2016 Front Coach Chardonnay is, by all accounts, a first class<br>ticket for the price of coach. With a retail price of $9.99, you might …

Wine & Spirits

The Latest Trends in Airline Beverage Programs

It’s been a long time since American Airlines dazzled passengers with its 747 Luxury Liner Piano Bars—around 50 years, to be exact. American’s ads …

New York City

Andrew Jefford and the Contamination of Wine

Andrew Jefford certainly ranks as one of the most thoughtful people to ever write about wine. If you need proof of this, simply read the transcript …

Creativity

The Cabernet Boom and Its Discontents

Our recent trip to the Napa Valley provokes two columns: this one about the Cabernet Sauvignon boom and next’s week’s about Zinfandel’s uncertain …

Wine & Spirits

Southern Oregon Producers Form Rogue Valley Association

Growing conditions have long been vastly different in Southern and Northern Oregon. While the Willamette Valley, outside of Portland, is home to classic Pinot Noirs, delicate Chardonnays and Pinot Gris, the southern region is home to a huge variety of grapes. While Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays can …

Oregon

Four Generations Behind Maison Joseph Drouhin’s Burgundy Wines

Among the tan and taupe buildings of Beaune—a historic town at the heart of Burgundy—one needn’t look far to discover properties belonging to Maison Joseph Drouhin. The winemaking house was founded back in 1880 and its past is tightly woven with that of its hometown. Today, the brand is still …

Wine & Spirits

White Wine From Alsace: Three Great Grapes, Three Distinctive Producers

What are the greatest white wines produced today? For some, renowned white Burgundies such as Corton-Charlemagne or Le Montrachet represent the pinnacle. For others, certain California Chardonnays are their option, while for others still, choices range from German Rieslings to Sauvignon Blancs from …

Wine & Spirits

Winery owners need to beat about the bush a bit more

Shakespeare’s line in <i>As You Like It</i> that “good wine needs no bush”, referring to the way innkeepers used to hang out a bunch of greenery as an …

Wine

Winery Spotlight: Musella

<i>The art of blending Valpolicella with Steiner and little bit of da Vinci…..</i><p>In the search for the big reds of Italy today, the unique wines of …

6 Secrets About Paso Robles, A Vibrant Wine Region Of California

One of Central California’s most charming towns is an easy drive from both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Paso Robles is a half an hour from the Pacific Ocean and is home to great local wineries and fun bars and restaurants.<p>Local girl Danna Stroud, the executive director of Travel Paso, has shared …

Wine & Spirits

Lodi’s single-vineyard wines (Part 1: west side growths)

<i>Early August veraison in Lodi's Bechthold Vineyard; Cinsaut planted in 1886</i>What are the top Lodi Viticultural Area vineyards identified as …

Wine & Spirits

The Do’s and Don’ts of Chilling Wine

The temperature of your wine plays an important role in how it tastes. Here’s how cold your wine should be and a few tips to help it get …

Wine

Lo-Fi Wines, Buellton (California)

Mike Roth pouring Buellton, California Here is a small winery in the Santa Barbara County, Lo-Fi, it makes its wine from purchased grapes in a …

Wine & Spirits

French institute sees red over blue wine

As the blue wine trend gathers pace, with new blue wine Vindigo going on sale in France this month, French experts are finding the phenomenon hard to …

Passionfruit

Francesco Cirelli Is Walking on the Wild Side in Abruzzo

Francesco Cirelli acquired a property high up in the mountains of Abruzzo in 2003 and has been an enthusiastic practitioner of organic viticulture …

Wine & Spirits