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The Most Interesting White Wine on the Planet

The word ‘Cabernet’ slips so easily off most people’s lips we forget that in the 1950’s, most Americans didn’t even know what Cabernet Sauvignon was. In the mid-century, Americans felt that Cabernet Sauvignon was too difficult to pronounce. So...

8 Mistakes We Make When Buying Wine (And How to Avoid Them)

There are many moments in life that make our hearts sink. One of the worst opening a bottle of wine only to find the contents inside to be disappointing. One of the problems with wine is that it is sometimes inherently mysterious: until you’ve...

A New Home for Silver Oak in the Alexander Valley

When I think of Alexander Valley I think of beautiful scenery, and quaint towns. A place with fascinating history, and some of the worlds most delicious wine, it is also now home to one of California's most iconic cabernets and new state of the...

Atlas Wine Co. wants to revolutionize grocery store wine

Alexandre Remy is not interested in making high-end wine. “$60 Pinot Noir is a huge financial disaster,” says the winemaker. “I know. I tried it.” Remy, a partner in Atlas Wine Co., is now trying to make a different sort of wine under his Oro...

This Week's Featured Wine is from....Slovenia?

When you think of the world's greatest wine producing regions, Slovenia probably is not one of the first countries that comes to mind; however, it is possibly the most unusual wine culture in the world, certainly in Europe. Home to the world's...

Oregon: The Frontier for America's Best Pinot Noir

In its classic Burgundian form, pinot noir epitomizes so much that wine lovers prize. It is a grape capable of grace, finesse and complexity, yet powerful enough to age for decades, with an unsurpassed ability among reds to express the intricate...

All Your Chardonnay Questions Finally Answered

If you’re a wine-drinking adult, you’ve probably had a glass of Chardonnay at some point in your life. But the Chardonnay that you most recently had in your glass is most likely quite different from the one your colleague had at happy hour last...

Cloudburst's Cabernet Sauvignon: The Great Story Behind This $300 Bottle of Wine

Cloudburst has become one of Australia’s cult wines. It is also one of the most difficult to get your hands on. Even if the $300 price tag doesn’t present a problem, finding a bottle to buy is a challenge. The tiny vineyard produces no more than...

Stolpman Vineyards is a Syrah Lover's Paradise in Ballard Canyon

Domestic Syrah may have fallen out of favor over the years, but there are incredible expressions of this varietal to be had if you know where to look. Today’s best California Syrah brings forward all the savour and spice of the finest northern...

25 Great Summer Wines to Pair with Grilled Food

With summertime just around the corner, most of us are dreaming of long warm nights and time spent outdoors and that usually includes firing up the grill. Grilling doesn’t require a lot of thought—more, than I’ve given it at times, but not a lot....