Capezzana is one of the oldest wine-producing estates in Tuscany, dating back to 804 when production of wine was first recorded at this estate; that is to say, they are celebrating 1,210 years in the industry this year.
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This classic blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon comes from a great vintage in Bordeaux, which usually demands high prices. This less expensive bottling still holds up to serious scrutiny.
Francois Lurton is the man behind the attractive brand of everyday muscular wines and he is someone who knows how to craft wines people really love to drink.
Looking for a wine to hold up to grilled meats? This big, bold blend is perfect for the barbecue season.
This wine is fairly mature for its relative youth, being from the 2008 vintage. I think that sangiovese-based wines will always be a little more rustic in character, but that makes them charming in their drinkability and distinctively Italian.
Earlier this year, I hosted a contingent of Bordeaux winemakers in Las Vegas for a big tasting of the 2011 vintage. While the 2011s have been called “difficult” and “challenging” by many critics, including myself, the vintage now bottled and in the market is very charming and drinkable early for the light-bodied reds and superb for the whites.
Last month I was visiting Chile, and Concha y Toro really stands out as one of the oldest and greatest wineries in that part of the world.
With One Hope wines, consumers not only get to drink delicious wines, but help out their favorite causes.
This pinot grigio is a splendid drinking wine for all occasions at just under $4 per bottle, a complete no-brainer for consumers.
This is part of a new lineup of wines coming from the highly innovative and productive grape-farming and growing Delicato Family Vineyards, which is meant to invoke the Belle Ambiance — meaning beautiful spot — also found among the vineyards of the family.
Far from ironic, The Lucky Country Rose offers a juicy and delicious mouthful at a fair price.
This Monchhof Riesling is top notch and will be wonderful in the spring weather.
Las Rocas is the dominant winery in the very small, but highly regarded appellation of Calatayud.
If you’re looking for a full-bodied red wine, this Carnivor is ready for you.
Yet another killer value wine from the south of Italy, down in the “heel” of the “boot” that forms the nation’s outline.
It is no wonder I keep coming back to Chilean wines; they collectively represent some of the best values in the market today. Casa Lapostolle is in this category.
Found in the “corner” of Spain, which is right above Portugal, Rias Baixas is famous for its dry aromatic white wines, of which the albarino naturally is the king.
Try this modern red verson of ancient varietal to sweeten your lover’s palate on Valentine’s Day.
These are the first few days of the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar and to celebrate, I found the perfect wine.
This is the first wine from the shifty 2012 vintage in Bordeaux that I have wanted to review.
Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France stretches along the Mediterranean coastline from the east where it borders Provence into the west where it comes down to the Spanish border and the Pyrenees Mountains.
This is one of my favorite everyday drinking wines. It is from the superb Sicilian producer Planeta, one of the great little family-owned wineries making tremendous value wines from this historic island.
Wine: Valreas Cotes du Rhone Villages “Cuvee Prestige”
Critic picks two affordable wines as his tops for 2013; Kono Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is the white and Smashberry is the red.
Bouchon Cabernet Sauvignon is a fine dark ruby-red color with a semi-opaque spinel-red core going out into a light pink-colored rim definition with medium viscosity.