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The Highest Rated Wines of the Week from Saint Helena Winery

Saint Helena was created to promote estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon that appeals to curious and cultured wine buyers looking beyond big wine brands for new discoveries. They make wines for people who collect and enjoy rare items for personal...

Wine of the Week: Zeitgeist Trousseau Gris

This rather obscure white wine is making a comeback in California, vines like trousseau gris are catching the attention of a new generation of winemakers.  

What is Trousseau Gris?

A French variety of white wine grape. It is occasionally found in...

2016 Burgundy is the Vintage No One Saw Coming

The good news 2016 is a stunning vintage, the bad news there are only miniscule amounts to be had

Wine of the Week: Picayune Albarino

Picayune is on a mission to unlock secret California wines. Their brand new wine, an Albariño from Russian River took us all by surprise this week. With wines featured in the Wall Street Journal, Decanter magazine, and on the wine list at Thomas...

Former Screaming Eagle Winemaker, Andy Erickson's New Wine: Leviathan

His resumé is extensive, Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Spottswoode, Ovid, Dalla Valle, Staglin, Favia, Mayacamas, Mulderbosch. 

Andy knows a thing or two about making wines in California. Not just any wines, he has been winemaker at some of the most...

How to Find Best Deals on Cabernet: 10 Cabs under $50

Prices for the popular varietal have gone through the roof. But there are bargains to be found.

Good cabernets are getting ever more expensive: $100, $200, $300 are regular prices out of Napa Valley and in Bordeaux, especially for new labels...

Your guide to Easter Candy and Wine Pairings

Easter is one of those holidays that can be tough to celebrate once you’re an official grown-up. But why should kids have all the fun? While you're busy playing Easter bunny and filling up all those plastic eggs for Sunday, maybe it's time to...

Is the Red Blend Trend Here to Stay?

Everywhere from high-end wine shops to supermarkets, red blends are suddenly white-hot. But what are 
they, exactly? 

Here’s a question that may not have occurred 
to you before: When is a wine like a burrito? The answer, as I recently...

Winemaker Spotlight: Saxon Brown's Jeff Gaffner

Jeff began his career at Chateau St. Jean, under the tutelage of renowned vintner Richard Arrowood, who Jeff credits with teaching him the importance of being as passionate about growing the grapes as making the wine. While at Chateau St. Jean,...

2018 Wine Trends to Watch (and Try!)

2018 Wine Trend Watch: Wines to try in the New Year

What is on the horizon for 2018 wine trends? Let’s take a look at which trends will open up, breath, and come to maturity in the upcoming year

Red Blends Reach New Heights

The red blend market...