Monthly Archives: May 2021

  1. Thymiopoulos Vineyards: X(inomavro) Marks the Spot

    Thymiopoulos Vineyards: X(inomavro) Marks the Spot

    Oft compared to Nebbiolo, Xinomavro brings out the bold in Naoussa. Biodynamic winemaker Apostolos Thymiopoulos breaks down the region, the grapes, and the power of letting the land do its thing.

  2. Surprise of Texas: Bending Branch’s Dr. Bob Makes a Sizzling Rosé Sparkler from Tannat

    Surprise of Texas: Bending Branch’s Dr. Bob Makes a Sizzling Rosé Sparkler from Tannat

    We taste many wines for this column and we always hope for the best, but, look, we’re human; we do open some with greater anticipation than others. One wine we tried recently was a sparkling rosé of Tannat from Bending Branch Winery in Texas. Here are the first two words of our tasting notes: “We’re surprised.”

    It’s not news that ...

  3. From the Soul of the Dolomites: Thomas Niedermayr - Hof Gandberg Natural Wines Are Perfectly Imperfect

    From the Soul of the Dolomites: Thomas Niedermayr - Hof Gandberg Natural Wines Are Perfectly Imperfect

    "Our wine surely has edges and corners, but not for the fact that it is made from Piwi but because they are handcrafted wines that speak of where they come from." Thomas Niedermayr

  4. Dorothy J and John

    Gundlach Bundschu Gewürztraminer in Two Bottles: Decanting Drama

    "We had had other wines from GunBun, as people call it, but had not recently had its Gewürz until pioneering winemaker David Ramey of Ramey Wine Cellars wrote a couple of years ago that if we loved the Navarro, we had to try the GunBun. "

  5. thoroughbred

    Thoroughbred, and Thoroughly Delicious: An Interview with Bill Cromwell of Pinhook

    "Our founder was a sommelier for a long time, so we started to look at whiskey a little bit more like wine." -Bill Cromwell

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