August 1, 2019

Fabulous wine. Iconic vintner. How much?

Ask any wine geek, “Who makes the best zinfandel?” and the answer will almost always come back, “Turley.” And if you ask who makes the best [...]
July 25, 2019

The Single Best Source of Value Wine in the U.S.

Cameron Hughes is a wine negotiant; i.e., he blends other vintners’ “juice” and bottles the result with his label, or he bottles others’ finished/blended wine [...]
July 18, 2019

Mas Donis

Almost-too-good-to-be-true Garnacha/Syrah red blend from Spain for how much? You’ve just got to be kidding! [...]
July 11, 2019

Two for the Money!

Jean-Marc Lafage is an incredible wine maker, first, because his wines are SO good, and, second, because they offer extraordinary value. Let's start with [...]
June 27, 2019

One of the Best Red Wine Bargains on the Planet

I’ve been buying Jeff Carrel’s Les Darons for ten years or so. It is unquestionably one of the [...]
May 23, 2019

Wine Tricks

So you open a bottle of red wine and don’t finish it. Maybe you’ll drink some more in two or three days; maybe you won’t. You can go out [...]
May 23, 2019

2016 Bordeaux

Many red-wine lovers regard Bordeaux reds as the best there are. Certainly, many of them are marvelous, but most of those seem to cost an arm and a leg. Not anymore. [...]