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Louis M Martini Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley

Wine Review: Louis M Martini Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Thick syrupy notes of black currant and blackberry preserves, some blueberry and a note of fresh hay and soft clay. On the palate this is dusty and tannic on ..

July 16, 2018

Cornerstone Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Wine Review: Cornerstone Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Perfumed floral aromas of white blossom and white peach, notes of grapefruit and fresh citrus. Medium plus acidity and a tart palate of lime zest and young gr..

July 13, 2018

Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Review: Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Intriguing earthy complexity and dark cocoa notes with fresh cream, vanilla bean and blackberry preserves. Brooding and earthy palate of dark spice, chocolate..

July 13, 2018

This is America’s Most Versatile Wine Grape

This is America’s Most Versatile Wine Grape

By Gabe Sasso

The history of Zinfandel in America can be traced back to Italian Immigrants who planted it all over California for a number of reasons including its hearty n..

July 13, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Pico Maccario Lavignone Rose Piedmont

Wine Review: Pico Maccario Lavignone Rose Piedmont 2017

By Snooth Editorial

Highly floral aromas of raspberry and cherry with perfumed white blossom and hints of pear. Nice mouthfeel on this with good acidity but not overpowering, cin..

July 12, 2018

Barone Pizzini Brut Rose Franciacorta

Wine Review: Barone Pizzini Brut Rose Franciacorta 2012

By Snooth Editorial

Aromatic strawberry and toasted pastry aromas with sour cherry and tart cranberry. More sour cherry and puckering cranberry on the palate with some floral not..

July 4, 2018

Weingut Loimer Brut Rose Niederosterreich

Wine Review: Weingut Loimer Brut Rose Niederosterreich

By Snooth Editorial

Tart, smoky cranberry and earthy tar notes, some spice, mixed berry and a bit of melon on the nose. Notes continue to the palate with thick tar and zesty acid..

July 3, 2018

Meaningful Wine Letters: GSM

Meaningful Wine Letters: GSM

By John Downes

Fancy a bit of GSM to liven up your holiday? Is this your first time? Don’t worry, a couple of Australian reds and a Rhone Ranger will soon get your taste bud..

July 2, 2018 in Wine Reviews

This is Sicily’s Answer to White Wine

This is Sicily’s Answer to White Wine

By Cathrine Todd

One can travel all over Italy and still have no sense of Sicily, as Sicily is like no other place. It is probably one of the most diverse regions in Europe wi..

June 28, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Rosé Has Jumped the Shark

Rosé Has Jumped the Shark

By Mark Angelillo

Hasn’t it? When we started Snooth back in 2007, rosé was not such a hot button topic. Its growth over the past eleven years is astounding. Nielsen reports tha..

June 22, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Spanish wines know no bounds.

Spanish wines know no bounds.

By John Downes

As you can guess, the London Wine Trade calendar is choc-a-block with tastings. If you went to them all you wouldn’t have time to work! So, selection is the n..

June 11, 2018 in Wine Reviews

A Vintage Success Story (To Everyone’s Surprise)

A Vintage Success Story (To Everyone’s Surprise)

By Michelle Williams

Throughout my global wine travels, the winegrowers I meet offer a unified message: Climate, as expressed through weather, is changing, and chaotic weather pat..

June 8, 2018 in Wine Reviews

This Wine Region Lurks in the Shadows

This Wine Region Lurks in the Shadows

By John Downes

Back in the 80’s Chateau Musar and its winemaker Gaston Hochar caused quite a stir in the UK, “I didn’t know Lebanon made wine”, was the usual reply. It could..

May 25, 2018 in Wine Reviews

The Latest from Champagne

The Latest from Champagne

By Alan Tardi

April in Paris is wonderful, but for someone who loves Champagne, April in Reims is even better. Because April is when this city, home to a splendid cathedral..

May 18, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Top 5 Grapes to Watch

Top 5 Grapes to Watch

By Mark Angelillo

Everything I am about to share was gleaned during my recent trip to ProWein, the world’s leading international wine and spirits gathering. I’m sure that each ..

May 10, 2018 in Wine Reviews

When we wine with purpose.

When we wine with purpose.

By John Downes

Most fairy tales have a happy ending but there’s a wonderful story that unfolds every year in the middle of France, bringing wealth and riches to the poor eve..

May 4, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Pisco, the Spirit of Chile

Pisco, the Spirit of Chile

By Gabe Sasso

Many wine producing regions also make a mark producing spirits. In Chile it’s Pisco which is South America’s take on brandy. Regardless of where it’s from bra..

April 20, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Chile’s Terroir-Driven Wines Are Shifting the Narrative

Chile’s Terroir-Driven Wines Are Shifting the Narrative

By Michelle Williams

Chile is one of the oldest and most productive wine regions in the New World, thanks to the missionaries who introduced viticulture there in the 16th century...

April 20, 2018 in Wine Reviews

This grape should sparkle more often.

This grape should sparkle more often.

By Claudia Angelillo

Atypical wines entice intrepid drinkers. Anomalies can be off the mark, but when they’re not it’s reason to rejoice. Many different grapes are used to make sp..

April 10, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Drink The Old Vines of South Africa

Drink The Old Vines of South Africa

By John Downes

A chef recently challenged me to match a wine with Bakewell Tarts, one of England’s favourite cakes. These delicious sweeties have a jam-coated shortcake case..

March 23, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Wine Label Workshop

Wine Label Workshop

By Mark Angelillo

I’m fresh off the plane from ProWein 2018. As always, the world’s leading convocation of wine and spirits professionals did not disappoint. Stay tuned for mor..

March 23, 2018 in Commentary

The Classico in Chianti Matters

The Classico in Chianti Matters

By Mark Angelillo

I’m often asked by novice wine drinkers if Chianti Classico is worth its price (as compared to base-level Chianti), and my short answer is an emphatic yes. Th..

March 16, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Wine Travel is On the Rise

Wine Travel is On the Rise

By Mark Angelillo

The link between wine and travel has intensified over the last few years – largely owing to the world’s growing thirst for wine. The United Nations World Tour..

March 2, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Connecting with Canadian Wine

Connecting with Canadian Wine

By John Downes

I recently appeared on BBC World’s Connecting Commerce, a series highlighting companies around the world that are successfully trading beyond their home marke..

February 23, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Eleventh Hour Valentine's Day Wines

Eleventh Hour Valentine's Day Wines

By Snooth Editorial

Retailers report, and empirical evidence demonstrates, that Valentine's Day can be one of the busiest at wine and spirits retailers. Wine menu planning is a f..

February 13, 2018 in Wine Reviews

The Sparkling Wine Issue

The Sparkling Wine Issue

By Mark Angelillo

A handful of key regions dominate the sparkling wine scene, and with good reason. Sparklers are often reserved for special occasions and so we shy away from t..

February 2, 2018 in Wine Reviews

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