Friday, February 26, 2021

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!...

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...

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,...

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...

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...