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Speed-Dating Brunello, An Industry Tasting

“Benvenuto Brunello” translates to “Welcome Brunello,” an aptly named event for a first-time industry tasting Brunello-novice like myself. [...]

The Artistry Behind NakedWines.com

When the good people at NakedWines.com asked me to endorse their efforts, I responded as honestly as I could: “Folks: I’ve never heard of most of your winemakers and I’ve never tasted any of these wines. I can’t endorse [...]

Visiting & Tasting Paso Robles, Part II: The Wineries

Continuing with Part II of our Visiting & Tasting Paso Robles series, The Wineries: Outside of Saxum and Tablas Creek, few Paso Robles’ wineries will be commonly known among wine circles. It’s still a region of [...]

When Good Becomes Grand: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

They said that the category had got diluted, that “Chianti Classico Riserva” as a quality indicator had lost its oomph, its integrity. They said this and we said “Ok, right” and they said “We’ll show you” [...]

Arizona Wine Travel: No Longer the Wild West

Where Grapes Don’t Grow on Cactus and It’s No Longer Wine’s Wild West You won’t be the first and certainly not the last to do a double take at a headline combining wine and Arizona. Images [...]

Chianti Shows Food Friendly Value & Diversity

Last month’s Consorzio Vino Chianti Grand Tasting and seminar in NYC reinforced my growing feeling that Chianti today offers a higher level of consistency, quality and value than ever before. The region’s upward trajectory mirrors that [...]

Vino247 Profile: Maxwell Leer of Bestia, LA

The first image that emerged in my mind when wine director Maxwell Leer presented me with the wine list during a recent dinner at Bestia in Los Angeles was the map. This wasn’t a grand map [...]

Veranda Beach Cellars, Washington State

Veranda Beach Cellars, Washington State http://www.verandabeach.com/ Jim Hammond, developer and principal behind the concept of Veranda Beach, Oroville, Washington, remembers growing up on the great plains of Saskatchewan. Specifically, he reminisces on those eternal Summer evenings [...]

2007 Brunellos: Top Picks from a Top Vintage

New York — Snooth wine reviewer and food writer Eric Guido visits the 2012 edition of the Italian Wine Masters tasting and tastes through 2007 Brunello di Montalcino’s. He finds the well-hyped 2007s ripe, yet vibrant [...]