After discussing the history of one of any vineyards’ many bogeymen, I conduct a comparison tasting of two examples of South Africa’s signature grape: Pinotage.
A return to the Wine Challenge after a month’s hiatus. Going back to rosé first before hitting some heavier wines in the latter half of this journey.
As promised, how winemakers make rosé! Plus, we also touch on “organic vs. biodynamic” before tasting a beautifully nerdy wine from Austria.
Attempting appreciation of a wine style I don’t typically drink unless I have to, or when it’s the only option. Challenges are all about trying new things and re-examining old opinions, right? Here we go.
The last in a mini-series called “Pinot on Parade,” we conclude the week of wine tasting with an Italian Pinot Grigio.
Day two of “Pinot on Parade.” Today we move closer to home with an Oregon Pinot Noir, with some background on the types of aromas and flavors found in wine.
Getting caught up on the Wine Challenge with a mini-series on the Pinot family. Tonight: a Chilean “reserva” Pinot Noir that proved both a pleasantly palatable surprise and a great deal for a limited budget.
Two wines from the same (sub)region of Spain, but vinified very differently. This week’s challenge wine comes into direct competition with an unusual contender… which one ranks better?
This time, we explore a more obscure grape from a lesser-known, but by no means less fantastic wine-producing country. Onward to Greece!
Diving back into an old favorite — Austrian Grüner Veltliner.