February 14, 2020

2018 Valle Reale Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

This is an absolutely delightful wine, rated 94 points – that’s the high end of “outstanding” – by Vinous Media’s Ian D’Agata. As he put it, “Bright red. Red cherry and[...]
February 5, 2020

Nonvintage Fermi Bohigas Brut Reserva

I needed a few bottles of sparkling wine to be ready for any celebration that might be called for (LOOK! IT’S A DAY!), so I did some research. I wanted something really[...]
January 30, 2020

Call Me a Cab

I was fortunate enough to snag eight bottles of the 2013 Wildberry Estate Two Passions Cabernet Sauvignon. After all, a 2013: How much life could it have left.[...]
January 23, 2020

2015 Petra Toscana Zingari

“Super Tuscan” is the name given to Tuscan wines that include juice made from non-Tuscan varietals like Sangiovese, the grape that’s used in Chiantis and[...]
January 15, 2020

Brut Crémant de Loire Montfort NV

This is an absolutely delish sparkling wine, made in France’s Loire Valley, using traditional Champagne-production techniques. According to[...]
January 9, 2020

2016 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc

This is an absolutely delicious white wine; the kind of wine even inveterate red-wine lovers can enjoy, even in the winter (although more likely in the spring and[...]
January 2, 2020

2015 Juan Gil (silver label)

I’ve been drinking this wine for years. While some years are better than others, of course, the 2015 represents a genuine break from the past. This juice is absolutely delicious.[...]
December 10, 2019

2017 Saint Cosme Cotes-du-Rhone

I love this wine! Year after year, it’s a bargain superstar from the Rhone, composed of 100% Syrah. The 2017 maintains tradition. As summed up by [...]
December 10, 2019

2015 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone

A Wine Enthusiast review sums up my feelings! “Ripe but restrained, fruity yet elegant, this richly concentrated red offers[...]