Podcast Ep 163: Getting to Know White Wines

White wines often get dismissed as being less complex than reds but that’s hardly the case. In this episode we review aromatic v non aromatic whites and how to navigate whites to find styles & grapes that will give you a new appreciation for these wines. Specifically we talk about:...

Truchard Vineyards: Another Year of Outstanding Wine

It’s no surprise that I’m a Truchard fan. I’ve written about them and even nominated the winery as one of America’s best for the Daily Meal. It’s true that I like the people behind the winery, but even if I didn’t, their wines are fabulous and for some strange reason,...

Virginia Wine Great #1: Linden Vineyards

My recent trip to Virginia wine country wasn’t a maiden voyage — I’d been there about 2 years ago and had been impressed with most of what I saw. At that point, this was a region on the cusp of something special. There were top players like Barboursville and King Family who could...

Tasty Beaujolais Cru

Every year on the third Thursday in November at midnight, Beaujolais Nouveau hits store shelves, cafés, and restaurants around the world and (a declining number) of people rush out to get this invention of marketing genius. The celebration of this hastily made wine, for which grapes are picked and then processed in...
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