Wine Reviews

The first American winemaker and vineyard manager of a Burgundian estate, Ted Lemon was at the helm of Domaine Guy Roulot in Meursault before he returned to the United States in 1984. Nine years...
In 1981, Christian Moueix, then the owner of Château Pétrus in Pomerol, founded this winery on the western edge of the Yountville appellation and began producing red blends that, in their best years...
When Kevin Harvey left the lucrative software industry, he set out to make the best wines the Santa Cruz Mountains could produce. All the stars aligned. Through aptly chosen clones, a cool climate,...
When he was only 26, Greg Harrington became the youngest person to pass the notoriously difficult Court of Master Sommeliers’ Masters Examination. His first vintage of Gramercy Cellars in 2005...
Justin Tyler Willett is one of California’s rising stars. Following a stint with Arcadian Winery in Lompoc, Willett applied his knowledge and passion to producing wine in the cooler climes of...
Perched atop the rugged Mayacamas Mountains that divide the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, this prized site produces some of the purest, most complex Cabernet Sauvignons in the world. Though the cooler...
We tend to think of sparkling wines for the holidays and other celebratory occasions. But the fact is, bubbles and barbecues, and other warm-weather activities, are made for each other. From smooth...
Weingut Emmerich Knoll sits along the banks of the Danube in the heart of Austria’s most esteemed wine region, the Wachau. Its renowned Ried Schütt vineyard consistently delivers one of Austria’s...
Domaine Huet is widely regarded as the best producer in Vouvray, and the Clos du Bourg has been known to charm after an astonishing century of aging. Severely allocated due to ample demand and small...
Although the Grande Marque Champagnes are the most famous, boutique-grower Champagnes can deliver a depth, texture, and personality that are unmatched in terms of price-to-quality ratio. André Clouet...
Each year, Coche-Dury’s Corton-Charlemagne is among the most expensive and coveted white wines in the world, with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Montrachet Grand Cru often coming in a close second...
The appellation of Muscadet Sèvre et Maine lies where the Loire River empties into the Atlantic Ocean; its Muscadet grapes (known locally as Melon de Bourgogne) produce one of the most food-friendly...
Walking distance from downtown St. Helena, a lounge for tasting his Yao Ming and Napa Crest wines...
While we were chatting with Pepe Raventós of Raventós i Blanc to get his Thoughts on Taste, we took the opportunity to ask for his culinary recommendations in and around Barcelona, in his native...
As the most respected sparkling wine producer in all of Spain, Raventós i Blanc has set an extraordinarily high bar for quality. Its wines are beloved by sommeliers worldwide, and you’ll see them on...
When Grenache is done well, it can offer one of the most profound sensory experiences on earth. Case in point: Château Rayas and its Châteauneuf-du-Pape—the Rayas flagship Grenache, a product of old...
Ever since Sergio Manetti purchased the Montevertine estate in 1967—and produced his first vintage in 1971—Montevertine has enjoyed a cult following. Le Pergole Torte is made solely from Sangiovese,...
Marcel Lapierre was the godfather of natural winemaking in France, and his wines capture a grace and elegance unlike anything else. The Cru Beaujolais, from the small village of Morgon, is one of the...
For generations, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave has focused on Syrah, which is planted on the treasured hill of Hermitage in France’s Northern Rhône Valley. Without a doubt, Chave makes today’s most...
Nestled in the appellation of Ribeira Sacra, in Galicia in the northwest of Spain, the Guímaro vineyards are planted to the Mencia grape variety on incredibly steep, terraced hillsides overlooking...
The romance of riding the rails now offers more to love with Napa Valley Wine Train’s Quattro Vino tour , ready to roll out on June 1. An epicurean exploration, it stops at the wineries of Robert...
With the warm summer months here, many people are entertaining outside or visiting friends, and Eric Goldstein, co-proprietor and marketing president at Park Avenue Liquor Shop in New York, offers...
Moët & Chandon , established in 1743 by the French wine merchant Claude Moët, has become one of the world’s largest producers of prestige Champagnes. The MCIII ($450), the Champagne house’s...
Vin de Tahiti breeds balance from nature’s extremes. In a world overrun with imitations and spin-offs, uniqueness remains a rare commodity. That phrase, however, aptly describes Vin de Tahiti, which...
The rumors are true: There is a bourbon shortage in America , which explains the lack of certain in-demand bottles—think Pappy Van Winkle , Four Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel , and W.L. Weller...
This is the second cigar blend offered by Schrader Cellars, after its 2010 Schrader Doco-Est MMIX...
Rare Birds Luck plays a part in any endeavor, whether commercial or creative, but making great wine especially depends upon the favors of fortune. Certainly nature smiled on Blackbird Vineyards and...
Michter’s has an odd and checkered history. The brand claims a heritage going back to 1753, but Michter’s as we know it today only dates back to the mid-1990s, when the dormant trademark was revived...
An unusual way to experience limited-production wines from Sonoma and Mendocino county vineyards...
Christie's Announces April Wine Sale and Old Liquors American Presidents Collection...

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