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URL :http://www.vinography.com/
Filed Under:Food & Drink / Wine
Posts on Regator:1567
Posts / Week:4.4
Archived Since:February 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Putting a Cork in Your Thanksgiving Wine Anxiety

Judging from media coverage alone, no other holiday in America instills as much wine anxiety as does Thanksgiving. From bloggers to television hosts to nearly every newspaper wine column in the country, wine advice pours forth to salve...Show More Summary

Plumbing the Depths of Portugal: A Tasting Journey

In the pantheon of global wine regions, Portugal doesn't rank among the most storied, at least as far as the average wine lover is concerned. Most wine drinkers have heard of, if not tasted Port, the dark, rich dessert wine named after the town at the mouth of the Douro river in the country's north. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Rain at Last

Rain at Last A double rainbow frames Sonoma county vineyards. Northern California finally got a good rainstorm this week. We still desperately need more, but it was a good start. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on...Show More Summary

The Mysterious Art of Selling Direct

A good friend of mine was recently given the opportunity to join the most exclusive club in the world of wine: the individuals who get a chance to purchase the wines of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti directly from the estate. And how...Show More Summary

Critical Consolidation in Wine

Antonio Galloni announced today the acquisition of Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, as reported on Forbes.Com. The acquisition will involve a merger of the IWC, it's staff and content with Galloni's own Vinous platform. This move represents a new dynamic in the wine criticism landscape. Show More Summary

Dirty Money for a Legendary Brand

I've been out of the country and away from most sources of news for the past week. For instance I'm just now hearing about some comet or other that we're busy invading. But now that I've crawled out from under my rock, I'm shocked to...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Tendrils

Tendrils A new grape vine leaf unfurls against the bright sky, along with its multi-colored tendrils. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

What Has California Got Against Wineries?

I promise I'm not going to turn this web site into the California Wine Law Blog, but for Pete's sake, it seems like California law has suddenly turned on one of it's largest economic players. First it was the utterly ridiculous Proposition...Show More Summary

Highlights from Tasting Champagne with the Masters

The best wines often have a quality that I tend to summarize as gulpable. While I am perfectly content with that word as an adjective, a slightly deeper analysis of the term would yield a set of components that a wine needs to have in order to be gulpable. Show More Summary

Off to Portugal for a Drink

After a couple months of busting my rear for the day job, today I get the opportunity to enjoy one of the perks of my night job. I'm headed to Portugal for a whirlwind orientation to that country's wine regions. The Wines of Portugal...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Hazy Afternoon

Hazy Afternoon The afternoon sun filters through the haze over a hillside vineyard in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

The Dark Queen of Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Domaine du Pégau

She may be the Dark Queen of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but the darkness doesn't come from her. In fact, Laurence Feraud is hard to characterize as anything but light, even after a full day skiing and a long drive to meet me at her little winery on the edge of town. Show More Summary

Does California Have Too Many AVAs?

Last week, my friend Blake Gray described the current state of California AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) as too much of a good thing. In his nicely written piece for Wine-Searcher.Com, which came just days after the announcementShow More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of October 26, 2014

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week's dive...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Shades of Autumn

Shades of Autumn Grape leaves show their intense autumn colors in a Sonoma County vineyard. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

16th Annual Pinot Fest: November 22, 2014

One of the longest running wine tasting events in San Francisco is also one of its best. While the city often plays host to really huge public tastings like ZAP, Family Winemakers, and PinotDays, some of the better tastings are more intimate and focused. Show More Summary

Hang out with the World's Top Wine Writers. For Free.

One of the great perks of having been at this wine writing thing for some time involves my association with the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, for which I am now a member of its board of advisors (just by way of a disclaimer in advance of the plug which follows). Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of October 19, 2014

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week's dive...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Divine Droplets

Divine Droplets Dew beads on the down of a newly unfurled grape leaf in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernets

It sounds like the beginnings of a joke: how do you hook a wine writer? The answer, it turns out, at least in my case, involves offering to put on the most comprehensive tasting of Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet ever held. When the Santa...Show More Summary

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