September 25, 2020

Cantine Maschio Prosecco Brut

Vacation. Indulgence. Sparkling wine with lunch. But most restaurants don’t have a wide array of sparklers; often just one or two. And so it was at this venue, where one of the three – the other two were a “Champers” and a Cava (sparkling from Spain) – was a nonvintage[...]
September 18, 2020

La Petite Lune

James Suckling gave the 2016 La Petite Lune rouge 90 points, saying, “A bold, forward style, with plush, lightly mulled plum, boysenberry and açaí berry flavors pumping along, backed by light apple and anise accents that add detail through the finish. Big, but has the energy for balance. Best from [...]
September 3, 2020

2017 Domaine Guion Bourgueil “Cuvee Domaine”

This review from Wine Warehouse (in Charlottesville, VA) says it all: “It's hard to declare a winery as your favorite from a region like the Loire, with so many unique styles running the length of the river. [...]
August 27, 2020

La Bastide Saint Dominique Eric Bonnet Reserve Ventoux 2017

The only odd thing about this wine is the different names it goes by, including the one above, and the same thing but without “Eric Bonnet” in its name, and the name on the label, [...]
August 17, 2020

2019 Viña Zorzal Wines Garnacha

I came across a glowing review for this Spanish beauty from Navarra and decided to try a bottle. One sip and I immediately purchased a case. I believe you might, too. [...]
August 13, 2020

Fattoria I Veroni Rosso Toscana 2016

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate reviewer Monica Larner is widely regarded as one of the toughest – and one of the best – Italian-wine critics there is. Here’s her review of this wine: “I am floored by [...]
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 [...]