Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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Edibles & Potables: This wine critic is not staying dry in January

Writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, wine critic Esther Mobley discusses the phenomenon of Dry January, noting that such a concept now exists even in France. Given that French wine consumption continues to fall,...

Cuvée Wine Table garners the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence — and sister restaurant...

Wine Spectator has released its 2019 Restaurant Award Winners, among which appears Cuvée Wine Table (3598 Springhurst Boulevard), a first-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. According to Wine Spectator, this is the...

Cork 101— The wines of South Africa

South Africa was certainly on my list of wine countries or wine lands, as they say in South Africa, to visit but not at the top of my list. It should have been. I...

Cork 101: Regional Picks — All Wine is Local

Our wine panel picks good values from their favorite wine regions, explaining why and how local conditions influence the character of wine.  Often, people who want to know more about wine get befuddled because there...

Cork 101— What wines are undervalued?

Our challenge this issue for our wine guys was to select wines that they thought were “undervalued.” That turned out to be an ambiguous term, or one that has wide latitude for those in...

Cork 101: Holiday Picks

For many, the seemingly mundane task of picking out an inexpensive but good wine for a party is fraught with worry. Choosing an extravagant bottle for a special occasion can bring on heart palpitations!...

Party Wines

The date is set, the guest list is done, food seemed to be the most difficult but you have it figured out. And then you think, what about the wine? You need a case or...

6 Wines Under $12

It’s not easy choosing wines for holiday events because seemingly every menu is completely different—both at home and away. As guests at others’ dinner tables, we’re on the hot seat to make a choice that...

6 White Wines Under $12

Vintage when used to refer to the quality of a particular year is always a source of debate and, ultimately, subjectivity. Often, too much is said about vintage, especially when it comes to value white...