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Banfi's 100-Point Wine Jun. 11, 2019

Wine Talk

A 100-point wine is a rare and beautiful thing. It is my good fortune to come across a wine once or ... Read More

Wines Across America Jun. 04, 2019

Wine Talk

Hang around a wine geek long enough and you will inevitably hear the word "terroir." It is a term co... Read More

The Robert Parker Legacy May. 28, 2019

Wine Talk

If you have even a passing interest in wine, you've no doubt heard the name Robert Parker. At the pe... Read More

Hampshire Is Blazing the English Sparkling Wine Trail May. 26, 2019

Travel and Adventure

By Athena Lucero Wine country in England? Say what? When I learned about winemaking in Hampshire, an... Read More

Grape Juice Delivers Results May. 15, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm a nonalcoholic drinker, but I feel you are too dogmatic in your crusade to make all... Read More

What Would Mom Like? Apr. 30, 2019

Wine Talk

If you're one of those inclined to give that special woman in your life something other than an all-... Read More

Oceano Surprises at San Diego Judging Apr. 16, 2019

Wine Talk

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

Bordeaux 2018: 20 Fab Reds Apr. 09, 2019

Wine Talk

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

Bordeaux 2018: First Impressions Apr. 02, 2019

Wine Talk

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

The Ledson Castle Mar. 19, 2019

Wine Talk

KENWOOD, Calif. — In 1989, when Steve Ledson began construction of his dream house along Highw... Read More

Celebrate Sustainable California Wine Country Mar. 09, 2019

Travel and Adventure

By Richard Carroll The vast state of California, extending more than 1,000 miles from Mexico in the ... Read More

The Excellent 2016 Vintage of Bordeaux Feb. 19, 2019

Wine Talk

In recent weeks, the excellent 2016 vintage of Bordeaux has been rolled out in a number of U.S. citi... Read More

Is a Little Wine Every Night Harmful? Feb. 06, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I'm writing to you about something that I'm not sure is a problem. Really, I think it's ... Read More

Valentine's Day Advice: Bubbly! Feb. 05, 2019

Wine Talk

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, getting it "right" is top of mind for many. A box of ch... Read More

The Gallo Juggernaut Jan. 29, 2019

Wine Talk

Wine enthusiasts of a certain age fondly remember Gallo Hearty Burgundy, the king of the jug wines t... Read More

No, Thank You. I Don't Drink. Jan. 17, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 17 and go to parties where alcohol is served. When offered any alcoholic beverage, ... Read More

Import Winery of the Year Dec. 25, 2018

Wine Talk

It was a bountiful year for Castello Banfi, the American-owned treasure in the Montalcino District o... Read More

No Booze, Please Dec. 10, 2018

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: The adults in our family, all of whom are blessed with the necessities of life, have enj... Read More

All That Sparkles Nov. 27, 2018

Wine Talk

Chances are good that sometime over the next month or so, someone will put a glass of bubbly in your... Read More

10 Great Wines for the Holidays Nov. 20, 2018

Wine Talk

Whether you are throwing a party, looking for a gift or planning a holiday dinner, great wines for a... Read More