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Three Tips for Holiday Feasting Nov. 15, 2016

Wine Talk

'Tis the season for holiday feasting. That typically means a up-close and personal experience with t... Read More

The Contrarian Thanksgiving Nov. 08, 2016

Wine Talk

The Thanksgiving feast for most of us is a celebration of tradition, turkey with all the trimmings a... Read More

J. Lohr Introduces 'Signature' Cabernet Nov. 01, 2016

Wine Talk

If there is any California vintner who deserves a monument to himself, Jerry Lohr would be at or nea... Read More

Don't Be a Cork Dork Oct. 04, 2016

Wine Talk

Despite the wine industry's huge transition to screw-cap closures in recent years, it seems the old-... Read More

Gallo Dazzles at Sommelier Challenge Sep. 27, 2016

Wine Talk

Throughout the weekend of the eighth annual Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Challen... Read More

Merlot Madness Sep. 06, 2016

Wine Talk

October is international merlot month. Think about that for a moment. Merlot is the wine everyone lo... Read More

A Labor of Love Aug. 23, 2016

Wine Talk

The upcoming Labor Day weekend is the grillmeister's annual swan song. In most parts of the country,... Read More

The $9 Solution Aug. 16, 2016

Wine Talk

When the Dark Horse wines were in the planning stages a few short years ago, inside the brain trust ... Read More

Oasis in the Desert Aug. 09, 2016

Wine Talk

My summer break took me on a two-week journey through the picturesque Southwestern United States. Th... Read More

The Mystery of Wine Pricing Aug. 02, 2016

Wine Talk

A headline in a local shop recently caught my eye: "Why wine costs what it does." Ah, the mystery of... Read More

Coming Clean Jul. 20, 2016

Wellnews

In recent years, alcohol-based hand sanitizers have become, well, incredibly handy. The original ide... Read More

Robert Mondavi the Man Jul. 19, 2016

Wine Talk

The top selection this week in the Wine Talk reviews is the 50th anniversary wine from Robert Mondav... Read More

Age Before Beauty Jun. 28, 2016

Wine Talk

The ability to age is one of the accepted tenets of wine appreciation. That may seem oddly disconnec... Read More

Texas Winery Shines at San Diego Challenge Jun. 14, 2016

Wine Talk

A number of eye-popping performances were put on at the 2016 San Diego Wine Challenge. Italy's Caste... Read More

Grilling-Season Rules May. 24, 2016

Wine Talk

The grilling season is upon us, exciting the imagination with visions of a smoking hot barbecue cove... Read More

Watching Bordeaux Prices May. 17, 2016

Wine Talk

The following is an excerpt from an email sent from a fellow Bordeaux collector to like-minded frien... Read More

MacPhail Departs From Namesake Winery May. 10, 2016

Wine Talk

HEALDSBURG, Calif. — We've seen this act before: Richard Arrowood sells Arrowood. Gone. Gary F... Read More

J One Year After Judy May. 03, 2016

Wine Talk

WINDSOR, Calif. — J Vineyards & Winery is steeped in the history of California wine. It was fo... Read More

The Bordeaux Conundrum Apr. 26, 2016

Wine Talk

Tasting hundreds of young Bordeaux wines from barrel is an annual exercise of self-inflicted pain fo... Read More

Canary in the Coal Mine Apr. 19, 2016

Wine Talk

Michel Rolland is perhaps the world's most famous winemaker. From his home base in Bordeaux, the win... Read More