Category Archives: Red Blend

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...

Deliciousness Orbiting Italy: Planeta Wines From Sicily

Looking back on my posts, I realized that I’m pretty light on Italian wines. That’s kind of strange given my profound love for Italy and the emotional connection I have with the place.Although Spain was my first trip to Europe, Italy was my deepest immersion. I studied there for a...

Blah. A boring Australian Blend: Terra Barossa

Ok, so I have a propensity for European wines (aka, the Old World). I like the complexity. I like the dirt. I like the minerals. But I do appreciate a big fruit bomb from time to time (three delicious words: Clarendon Hills Grenache). But it takes an awesome New World...