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Rosé Wine Picks For Summer

I’m not a white wine drinker but when its hot outside a robust red wine just doesn’t hit the spot. At times like that I reach for a rosé. Rosé wine is just the right combination of cold and red. And, gone are the days of cloyingly sweet “White Zinfandel”. Now adays you can get […]

July 8th

How To Buy Good Cheap Wine

If you like to drink wine but get flustered when it comes time to actually buy it, you’re like most of us. How to know which wine region? Which winery?  What’s the difference between Syrah and Shiraz? Here are a few low-stress ways to help you choose good cheap wine wherever you may go. Let the experts do […]

May 28th

Sparkling Wine For Thanksgiving

What kind of sparkling wine goes well with Thanksgiving dinner? On this quintessentially American holiday try serving an American bubbly. A few years ago I wrote about the Best Thanksgiving Wines and while the usual suspects of Pinot Noir and sweeter wines like Rieslings were common recommendations, this year I’m thinking of serving some festive American […]

November 22nd

The New California Wine [Book Review]

The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste by Jon Bonné  The New California Wine is a terrific new book by Jon Bonné, the wine editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. It tells the “untold story of the California wine industry: the young, innovative producers who are rewriting the rules […]

November 8th