The Zen of Zin: 40 Zinfandels Graded By Our Wine Retailer Panel

This latest issue of Beverage Dynamics Magazine, we asked members of our panel to taste and evaluate Zinfandels. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes, a rating and the wine’s retail price (which can...

6 Key Selling Points for Portuguese Wine

For a country the size of Indiana, Portugal sure makes a lot of wine. Despite its relatively small size, the country boasts the ninth largest total vineyard area in the world. And it’s becoming a...

Santa Lucia Highlands AVA: A Strangely Effective Place to Grow Burgundy

A winemaking rarity exists about 100 miles south of San Francisco. Along coastal Monterey highlands, which can reach 1,200 feet in altitude, grow Burgundian varietals in a sunny, cool climate. The weather is that diverse...

Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert Mondavi Private Selection has unveiled its Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine originates in the coastal vineyards of Monterey County, CA. Grapes are picked at the peak of ripeness, after which the wine is...

Wine Reviews: 69 Pinot Noirs Graded by our Retailer Wine Panel

We asked members our our National Retailer Wine Panel to taste and rate their favorite Pinot Noirs. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes, a rating and the wine’s retail price (which can vary...

Sonoma makes great Pinot Noir, but it’s not all in the Label

Pinot Noir is the sexy grape that makes Sonoma chic.  There are so many marquee Pinot wineries in the region with signature names like Rochioli, Hirsch, Marcassin,  Kistler and Williams Selyem. I have been professionally...

Duckhorn 2013 Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon

Washington State's Duckhorn Wine Company is releasing its second vintage nationally, beginning this month. Like the 2012 vintage, the 2013 Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted using grapes from some of Red Mountain’s most renowned vineyards, the...

Gnarly Head 1924 Double Black, Authentic Black

Gnarly Head has unveiled a lineup of dark red blends for fall season. This includes the new addition 1924 Double Black, and the return of Authentic Black. Gnarly Head 1924 Double Black is a limited release, Prohibition-style...

Wildling Winemaker’s Red Blend

McWilliam’s Wine Group Ltd has announced the release of Wildling premium red wine. Launching in the U.S. this summer, Wildling is sourced in large part from 40-year-old, untrellised vines, there company says. The 40-year-old vines are bush vines, meaning...

Vino Noceto Aged Sangiovese Line

Vino Noceto has announced its line of aged Californian Sangiovese wines, from the Amador County. The 2010 Noceto Sangiovese displays aromas of red berry and and cherry fruit, the company says, and tastes of cassis, cranberry and plum, with notes of...

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