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Somms Spot Value Wines Sep. 15, 2020

Wine Talk

The conventional wisdom holds that most wine experts, including professional sommeliers, are somewha... Read More

Wisdom of the Somms Oct. 08, 2019

Wine Talk

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

20-Year Aged Sherry Impresses Somms Oct. 01, 2019

Wine Talk

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

Trust the Sommelier Jul. 10, 2018

Wine Talk

As much as I relish the opportunity to choose a sensational bottle of wine from a truly great wine l... Read More

Roney Rescues Cameron Hughes Jan. 17, 2017

Wine Talk

So far, the feel-good wine story of the year belongs to longtime vintner Pat Roney, owner of Vintage... Read More

New Year's (Wine) Wish List Jan. 03, 2017

Wine Talk

You walk into a restaurant for a quick lunch and decide to have a glass of wine with your meal. The ... 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

10 Top Sommelier Picks Sep. 20, 2016

Wine Talk

As director of the Sommelier Challenge, a unique wine competition that brings together a team of acc... Read More

10 Wines That Impressed Critics Mar. 29, 2016

Wine Talk

The annual Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition brings together many of the na... Read More

The Wonder of Wine Competitions Feb. 25, 2014

Wine Talk

Game on. That would be the long race to the end of the wine competition season, which for me conclud... Read More