Question: Would a Moscato taste as sweet by any other name? Answer: No… but it’s complicated. It’s become a trend… Read more Wine Lies: What’s In A Name?
How could a 5-second clip from a tawdry 2004 movie devastate an industry? But it didn’t. We just missed the point.
In a way that no one could have ever predicted, rosé has become a cultural symbol of “the good life.”
Syrah is a wild thing, and needs to be discovered on its own terms.
It’s never been easier to buy organic wine. We’ve never had such a wide selection of varieties and styles from so many places at our fingertips—and it’s never been more confusing.
The Lie: Sulfites are bad for you. Talking about sulfites in wine is like talking about politics: it’s uncomfortable, confusing,… Read more Wine Lies Your Mother Told You, vol. 2
Sweet wines are for 21-year-olds who are still wet behind the ears—along with the uncultured, the inexperienced, and the crass. And because of this, Riesling should be avoided like the plague.
Grapefruit rind. Gunflint. Cat’s pee on a gooseberry bush. Sign me up? These are the oft-used descriptors for one of… Read more Deconstructing Wine: Sauvignon Blanc
A textbook Pinot noir will have a medium body (think skim or 1% milk), medium-low tannins, medium-high acidity, and medium… Read more Deconstructing Wine: Pinot Noir, part 2
Pinot noir is known as “the heartbreak grape,” and they don’t call it that for nothing.