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.

Recently Published

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Oceano Surprises at San Diego Judging Apr 16, 2019

The element of surprise is easily the most scintillating aspect of a "blind" wine tasting. When all ... Read More

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Bordeaux 2018: 20 Fab Reds Apr 09, 2019

BORDEAUX, France — The splendid 2018 vintage of red Bordeaux marks the fourth consecutive very... Read More

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Bordeaux 2018: First Impressions Apr 02, 2019

BORDEAUX, France — In an annual rite of spring, thousands of wine merchants and dozens, if not... Read More

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Behind the Curtain Mar 26, 2019

PARIS — As my Boeing 787-900 touched down at Charles De Gaulle, I quietly thanked American Air... Read More