I just received a PR release about “The 101 Best Wineries in America” from The Daily Meal. Of the nation’s 8,000+ U.S. wine producers, the top 101 were selected by surveys from American wine and food professionals (methodology details can be found below). So I was pleased to see the list contained NINETEEN of the wineries I’ve introduced to […]
Spring came early to wine country this year. As I write this, the short-lived lupines are out in abundance, providing a purple-blue stage for the prima-donna golden poppies springing up in their midst. And in the vineyards, bud break came early too. Now the growers are sweating out the possibility of frosts for another month […]
Famiglia Statella 2016 Etna Rosso “Pettinociarelle” $44.99 “A star is born” said Vinous. And they were right. Rare finesse from Etna. Delectus Winery 2013 Argentum (Red Blend) $13.99 Mouth-watering lemon zest/citrus blossoms with a pleasant bitter/nutty note on the finish.
Now THIS is a Pinot Noir! Kudos to this winemaker. It is nice to know that one can still be surprised after having tried hundreds of different examples of this varietal. This vintage is something truly extra special in the glass. Straight out of the gate and a couple of brisk swirls in my Riedel […]
Three wines selected for the June, 2010 shipment to members of the Collectible Selections wine club from Dave the Wine Merchant.
Science discovers why some red wines clash with fish, and what’s behind that “day-old fish” aftertaste!
A silver lining in today’s dark economic clouds – discounts on great wine! Seek value in luxury class options, and bargain wines too, if you know the merchant!
Dave the Wine Merchant recommends these lamb burgers (with balsamic-glazed red onion and goat cheese) with spicy, robust reds, though any red wine will not disappointed.
Dave the Wine Merchant reminisces about the lunar landing in 1969, using that episode to frame this week’s featured wine he describes as “Out of this world” (naturally)
Dave the Wine Merchant features a Chilean Carmenere-Cabernet blend as his value wine of the week.