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Late Bottled Vintage Port Nov. 06, 2018

Wine Talk

This week's "Wine Talk" tasting notes feature a delicious late bottled vintage port, or LBV, from Do... Read More

A Word About Price Oct. 30, 2018

Wine Talk

How much should a bottle of wine cost? I pose the question because I was intrigued recently by an on... Read More

Three Harvest Hot Spots Oct. 23, 2018

Wine Talk

Harvest is a special time in wine country. Trucks loaded with grapes chug down narrow country roads,... Read More

3 Grapes to Know for Fall Oct. 09, 2018

Wine Talk

As autumn leaves drift past my window, I am reminded it is time to visit the wine cellar and dust of... Read More

The Merlot Myth Sep. 11, 2018

Wine Talk

No doubt some would be surprised to learn the Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot retails for around $100 a ... Read More

Changing Health Trends Sep. 10, 2018

Dear Doug

Q: I've been hearing for years that red wine is good for your heart, but my daughter has been gettin... Read More

Wine, Castles and Intrigue in Franconia, Germany Sep. 02, 2018

Travel and Adventure

By Candyce H. Stapen We drove in search of storybook villages, historic palaces, vineyards and Franc... Read More

Spend Some Time in Laudable Lompoc Aug. 26, 2018

Travel and Adventure

By Richard Carroll Central California's Santa Barbara County — bordered by the mighty Pacific ... Read More

I Introduced Him to Alcohol Jul. 20, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: You were quite brisk in your response to the parents who wanted to teach their son to ... Read More

Cuvaison Looking Good at 50 Jul. 03, 2018

Wine Talk

The Napa Valley winery Cuvaison is coming up on its 50th anniversary, which makes it one of the earl... Read More

Drop Her Immediately Jun. 22, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I've been dating a girl for more than six months and we have a very "rocky" relationshi... Read More

10 Delicious Wines for Dad Jun. 12, 2018

Wine Talk

The last two weeks, my inbox has been peppered with suggestions for the perfect Father's Day wine. W... Read More

Mom is an Alcoholic May. 26, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I live with my mother and father. My dad is a good man and works hard to support my mot... Read More

California's Gold Country: Land of Mines, Pines and Wines May. 13, 2018

Travel and Adventure

By Jim Farber The morning of Jan. 24, 1848, started out pretty much the same way all of James Marsha... Read More

Sip, Taste and Rest in California's Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail May. 12, 2018

Travel and Adventure

By Jim Farber How can you not love a little town in California's picturesque, historically rich gold... Read More

Empty-Handed Guests Apr. 11, 2018

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I have a question of etiquette. Our adult sons (who are older than 40), their wives and ... Read More

For Value, Think Chablis Mar. 20, 2018

Wine Talk

CHABLIS, France — France would be the last place most wine enthusiasts would look for great va... Read More

Alcohol is a Powerful Drug Dec. 11, 2017

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 19 and have attended quite a few parties where alcohol is served. I'm not a drinker... Read More

10 Value Wines for the Holidays Dec. 05, 2017

Wine Talk

'Tis the season to party hardy. If you're a wine enthusiast with discriminating taste and an unlimit... Read More

A Balancing Act Nov. 07, 2017

Wine Talk

It's no secret many wine enthusiasts consider the traditional Thanksgiving feast a daunting challeng... Read More