Wine Talk

Wine Talk

Wine Talk

Each week, Robert Whitley reviews an array of wines, with diverse picks to please connoisseurs and dabblers alike. Whitley, an avid collector since the early 1970s, is director of four major international wine competitions -- the Critics Challenge, Sommelier Challenge, Winemaker Challenge and San Diego International Wine Competition.

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The Coming Wine Crunch Oct 15, 2019

A headline in the San Francisco Chronicle wine section caught my eye this week: "California wineries... Read More

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Wisdom of the Somms Oct 08, 2019

When the Sommelier Challenge was conceived in San Diego more than a dozen years ago, the profession ... Read More

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20-Year Aged Sherry Impresses Somms Oct 01, 2019

Sherry, a fortified wine from Spain, is produced in styles ranging from dry to remarkably sweet. Mas... Read More

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The Amazing V. Sattui Sep 24, 2019

It would be difficult, perhaps even impossible, to overstate the brilliance of the Napa Valley's V. ... Read More