Review Articles

Two Handsome Wines

Two Handsome Wines

Two handsome wines—Burgundian but not from Burgundy—keynoted the weekend.

Kieran Robinson: A Syrah, An Interview

Kieran Robinson: A Syrah, An Interview

Kieran Robinson’s 2009 Syrah is a vibrant, handsome wine, a European-style Syrah with California sentiments. Here, an interview with tasting notes.

Stepping Stone by Cornerstone

Stepping Stone by Cornerstone

An interview with Cornerstone Cellars winemaker Jeff Keene, with tasting notes on the new Rocks! blends and Napa Valley Cabernet.

Palate Shepherd

Palate Shepherd

Two Shepherds Vineyards may be new, but winemaker William Allen is producing Rhône-style wines with finesse and gravity. Here, an interview with tasting notes.

Party in a Box

Party in a Box

Ninety Plus Cellars Holiday Essentials Price: about $60* Wine sampler packs are a great way to buy wine—and to sell it. Customers usually pay…

Altri Italiani

Altri Italiani

I recently taught a class on Italian wine. My research, so called, took me on a clockwise virtual tasting tour of the boot of Italy,…

Due Italiani

Due Italiani

Cappella Sant’Andrea Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2010 12.5% ABV | Price: about $15* Neirano Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG NV 7% ABV | Price: about…

Austrian

Austrian

The venue: the quaint cellar room of the über-Victorian Norwich Inn, in Norwich, Vermont. The host: Rafael Flores, director of Artisanal Cellars, a boutique wine…