Vacation Times 2022 – Part 1 of 3, “Wines found in Washington”

The start of a miniseries of foodie discoveries and fun while on vacation! And of course, we begin with my top two wines of the week.

Wine Reserves, Part 2/4: Let’s Hear it for Local Wine!

Face it — Colorado makes great wine! Tonight I open up a bottle purchased back in 2019, advertised as a table red blend. Will it still hold up after three years in storage?

Wine Week, Part 3/3: “Phylloxera, the Great Destroyer of Vines”

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.

Wine Week, Part 2/3: “Wine World Awareness, Vintage 2021”

In part two of the “Wine Week” series, we zoom out to look at several events affecting the 2021 wine vintage across the world. Then, you can read through my assessment of a Barossa Valley GSM.

Wine Week, Part 1/3: “Ways to Make Your Local Wine Merchant Smile”

Part of a three-post series focusing on wine, wine buying, and wine pairing. We start with tips for visiting the local wine merchant, and then finish with a review of a South African Chenin Blanc.