It has been said that Pinot Grigio is the wine that is loved to be hated. It's the scapegoat for simple wine. Wine without character. Wine without depth. The catch-all for what's wrong with supermarket wine.  Well, Albino Armani Pinot
When thinking about wines that age well, most people think of European wine regions. But when you consider what truly makes a wine age worthy, it isn't the region, per se... it's the grapes and equally important, the vintage.  Some
Located 2,200 feet above sea level sits a mountain with astonishing views.  A 212-acre hilltop filled with calcareous clay soils and limestone subsoil. The Pacific Ocean, a mere 14 miles away, adds to the remarkable microclimate and cools the vines
Let's take a trip... A virtual trip through our wine glass. Pour a glass of Monastrell into your favorite glass, close your eyes and be taken to a small wine region in southeastern Spain. A land where 22,000 hectares of
I recently received a sample pack from Suisun Valley. Where's Susiun you ask? Well, you are not alone in that question. Everyone knows Napa Valley, yet if you have driven there, then you probably have driven right through Suisun Valley
The summer is in full force. The temperatures are soaring. It has been the hottest June on record and I am pretty sure July will follow suit. Summer is all about enjoying the outdoors. It's a time for vacations, a
Quite some time ago, I heard a wine friend say they were a proud member of the ABC club. I asked what that was, and he laughed and claimed "Anything But Chardonnay." At the time, I was young in my
Oscar Wilde once said “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” Well, at Luke Columbia Valley, they don't believe that statement, Instead, they believe in being an original. In 2012, Thomas and Kristin Vogele
Recently I had the pleasure of attending a virtual tasting including five New York wineries that are producing Rosé. The event was sponsored by New York Wine and Grape Foundation. The tasting was moderated by Wanda Mann, founder of Wine
This past week I had the pleasure of participating in a virtual tasting with Enrique Tirado of Viña Don Melchor. The tasting was a vertical of the 2017 30th anniversary and the 2018 which is one of the few Chilean