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Domaine Bousquet Cabernet Sauvignon Tupungato Valley

Wine Review: Domaine Bousquet Cabernet Sauvignon Tupungato Valley 2017

By Snooth Editorial

Dusty red fruit aromas with chalky clay notes. A bit flabby on the palate with a dry finish.

October 17, 2018

Kellerei St Paul's Weissburgunder Sudtirol Alto Adige

Wine Review: Kellerei St Paul's Weissburgunder Sudtirol Alto Adige 2016

By Snooth Editorial

White peach, light lemon, white blossom and pineapple aromas are full fresh and aromatic. On the palate there’s a bit of citrus zest and acidity to start, imm..

October 15, 2018

Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay Tupungato Valley

Wine Review: Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay Tupungato Valley 2018

By Snooth Editorial

Cool peach and melon aromas that show a bit of floral character and a bit of lemon. Tart citrus palate of lemon and grapefruit, a mixture of pith and zest and..

October 12, 2018

Fetzer Vineyards Gewurztraminer Monterey

Wine Review: Fetzer Vineyards Gewurztraminer Monterey 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Fresh floral white grape and tea leaf aromas with fleshy peach notes and soft pear. On the palate there’s bright acidity and a full palate of off-dry sweetnes..

October 10, 2018

Dry Creek Vineyard Meritage Dry Creek Valley

Wine Review: Dry Creek Vineyard Meritage Dry Creek Valley 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Candied cranberry and plum aromas with a fresh floral note and hints of licorice. Dry and earthy on the palate with blackberry and black currant fruit, strong..

October 9, 2018

The Next Go-To Red is Austria’s Zweigelt

The Next Go-To Red is Austria’s Zweigelt

By Mark Angelillo

These days, Austrian Zweigelt is no stranger to wine lists. Sommeliers at the trendiest restaurants and wine bars in major cities arm themselves with Austria’..

October 9, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Macmurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Gris Russian River Valley

Wine Review: Macmurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Gris Russian River Valley 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Highly floral aromas of light orange blossom and honeysuckle, light melon and apple. Cool fruit notes, honeyed melon, grapefruit and lime with searing acidity..

October 8, 2018

Take another look at German white wines.

Take another look at German white wines.

By Mark Angelillo

German Riesling is a go-to pour for novice and expert wine lovers alike. It’s a wine (one of very few) that bridges generation gaps. Millennials are sipping G..

October 5, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Female Winemakers are Making Waves

Female Winemakers are Making Waves

By Michelle Williams

Becoming a multi-award winning winemaker takes hard work and dedication. Add strength, moxie, intelligence, and class and you’ve got Virginia Willcock, Vasse ..

September 25, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Expert Recipes for Wine Lovers

Expert Recipes for Wine Lovers

By Christina Pirello

I come from an Italian family of true food lovers. It seemed to me that every moment we celebrated, mourned, discussed, or marked was centered around a feast...

September 19, 2018 in Wine Reviews

The Return of Fall Cooking, Weeknight Style

The Return of Fall Cooking, Weeknight Style

By Mark Angelillo

I spend a lot of time dissuading my toddler from eating Play-Doh. However, I always reserve some energy for preparing meals to pair with the perfect wines. Fo..

September 12, 2018 in Wine Reviews

The Must-Visit Wine Region Full of Surprises

The Must-Visit Wine Region Full of Surprises

By Michelle Williams

I spent my first afternoon in Pfalz strolling through the quaint village of Deidesheim. It is classic Germany – story book houses, window boxes overflowing wi..

September 11, 2018 in Wine Reviews

This world-class wine region was in my backyard.

This world-class wine region was in my backyard.

By Jeff Kralik

As a long-time resident of Philadelphia, trips to “Wine Country” for me consisted of a lengthy flight, usually in the neighborhood of 6-7 hours. I would eithe..

September 10, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Uncorking Fall with Champagne

Uncorking Fall with Champagne

By John Downes

The history of Champagne is fascinating and every House has a tale to tell. How Moet met Chandon, the story of the widow (veuve) Cliquot, who discovered the b..

September 5, 2018 in Wine Reviews

The German Wine Region You’ve Probably Overlooked

The German Wine Region You’ve Probably Overlooked

By Frank Morgan

Sometimes overlooked for its larger and better-known neighbors, the Nahe is leveraging its geological diversity to build a reputation in the global wine world..

August 31, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Napa Valley History in a Glass

Napa Valley History in a Glass

By Michelle Williams

How does an iconic Napa Valley winery celebrate seventy-five years of making wine family style? For Peter Mondavi Jr. of Charles Krug Winery, it meant raiding..

August 24, 2018 in Wine Reviews

This is a big piece of California wine history.

This is a big piece of California wine history.

By Mark Angelillo

Last month, in the company of forty-five wine writers, I caught up with Murrieta’s Well winemaker Robbie Meyer. We tasted through a selection of his latest wi..

August 7, 2018 in Wine Reviews

Brazilian Sparklers Make a Summer Splash

Brazilian Sparklers Make a Summer Splash

By Mark Angelillo

I don’t see nearly enough sparkling wine from Brazil on restaurant menus and in retail shops. It makes sense, really, since the industry did not begin making ..

July 27, 2018 in Wine Reviews

When mercury is rising, drink this wine.

When mercury is rising, drink this wine.

By John Downes

I’ve just been booked to present masterclasses in Sydney and Melbourne in October. An Australian spring always excites me as I leave a chilly, autumnal Englan..

July 20, 2018 in Wine Reviews

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

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

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