August 6, 2020

La Spinetta Il Rosé di Casanova 2019

Rosés seem to be a dime a dozen nowadays, their producers seemingly trying to attract the avocado-toast-brunch crowd. Walter Hansel Winery makes my all-time favorite rosé, but [...]
July 17, 2020

Grant Burge Barossa Ink Shiraz 2016

Produced by Grant Burge, one of the very best of the Barossa wineries – actually, one of the best wineries in Australia – Barossa Ink Shiraz 2016 is, says Wine Enthusiast’s [...]
July 16, 2020

Badenhorst Family Wines The Curator Red 2018

An enticing blend of 60% Shiraz, 20% Mourvedre, 15% Pinotage, and 5% Cinsault, Badenhorst’s Curator Red 2018 is a delicious wine whose seriousness [...]
July 8, 2020

Domaine Saint-Vincent Brut Sparkling Wine

Looking to expand their operations beyond Champagne, France, the Gruet family scouted the US and decided to make their sparkling wine in – where? [...]
June 24, 2020

Bodegas Juan Gil Honoro Vera Organic Monastrell

This is a delicious wine perfect for everyday drinking or for “What’s next?” after downing the contents of a special bottle saved for a special occasion, like Father’s Day or, for me, Tuesday. [...]
June 18, 2020

Wine Advocate Free for Three Months!

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate is unquestionably one of the world’s number-one-rated wine-rating guides. It’s great for picking winners in [...]
June 11, 2020

Care Garnacha Nativa Viñas Viejas 2017

James Suckling got it, I believe. At least he tasted what I did! “A juicy and delicious garnacha with crushed-berry and chocolate character. Full-bodied yet tight [...]
June 1, 2020

2015 Ponce La Casilla

Released with a suggested retail of $25, Luis Gutiérrez nailed it in his review: “I tasted two vintages of La Casilla, [2015 and 2016] starting with the 2015 La Casilla, and [...]
May 28, 2020

2015 Domaine des Aires Hautes Minervois-La Livinière

This is a delightful wine from an area of the Languedoc-Roussillon that is coming – or has come – into its own. And talk about value! But first, let’s talk about taste. [...]