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 [...]
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. [...]
May 11, 2020

Donna Laura – Ali Sangiovese di Toscana 2018

Sangiovese is a fundamental Italian grape, used as the foundation of all Chiantis, Chianti Classicos, and Brunellos. It’s also highly regarded in its own right, and [...]
March 26, 2020

Twenty Rows North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

California’s North Coast – also known as the Redwood Empire – is an area between San Francisco Bay and the Oregon border, including Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties. The winery[...]
March 12, 2020

Bacchus Pinot Noir Ginger’s Cuvee 2018: Mmmm Mmmm Good!

This is not a high-end, refined Pinot Noir that one tries to explain with multiple metaphors and similes. It’s uncomplicated, but hardly monotonous.[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]
December 4, 2019

2017 Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon

You may recall that I reviewed a Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from this winery, and I exclaimed at how good both were for truly a pittance. Well, welcome back to Pittanceville.[...]