With terrible news about droughts, fires, floods and losses of all manner, it’s helpful at times like these to pause, if we can, and find things to be grateful for, like the way wine can be life-affirming, connective and transportive. - Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
Monthly Archives: July 2021
- July 30, 2021
A Piece of the Rhône in Paso Robles: How Tablas Creek is Leading California’s Rhône Movement with Jason HaasJuly 23, 2021Tags: wine , tablas creek , jason haas
Tablas Creek, a winery founded in 1989 as a partnership between California’s Haas family and the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is a pioneer of California’s Rhône movement.
Tastings in Wine Country Will Never Be the Same - On the Menu: Deep Dives, Deeper Pockets and a VW BusJuly 22, 2021Categories: Winemakers, Values, Features, News, Wine NewsTags: wine , remi cohen , ramey wine cellars
With the pandemic receding in many parts of the U.S., your thoughts may be returning to a long-delayed visit to California’s Wine Country. If so, you should be aware of this: The tasting experience has changed and those changes, in many cases, will be permanent.
Some things in the culinary world were just meant to be together, like bread and butter or tomato and basil. But the most rewarding and complex pair of them all is wine and cheese. A marriage of flavors and textures that will eternally complement...
- July 08, 2021Categories: Critics' Picks, Winemakers, Wine PeopleTags: vins jean-luc colombo , rhone valley , laure colombo
Cornas is a small wine appellation in France’s Northern Rhône Valley. Located at the southern end of the region, its steep granitic hillsides are planted with only about 110 hectares of vines, all of which is Syrah. Until recently, Cornas wines were considered rather harsh and rustic; not worthy of the world's attention and frequently passed over in favor of wines from its storied neighbors,...
- July 02, 2021Categories: Somms' Picks, Wine People, Top Picks, Features, Wine NewsTags: wine , sonoma , pinot blanc
When we posted an item about Pinot Blanc last year, a reader responded: “I was searching for a California Pinot Blanc yesterday at BevMo. Not a one to be found but they did have 800 Chardonnays.”