August 8, 2019

A Great Red and a Great White from a Master

Charles Smith is an amazing wine maker. His reds, and especially his Syrahs, are legendary, with some fetching $250/bottle. But let’s focus on some of his other wines, starting with [...]
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 4, 2019

Wine Tool Kit

It doesn’t take all that much money to have just about everything you need to support a wine predilection in fine style. From my viewpoint, you need four tools only, and you can [...]
June 21, 2019

Two Great White Wines for SO Little!

A lot of white wines are inexpensive and deserve to be. A few are great, but still are available for a song. Here are two I love, starting with [...]
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 [...]