As many of you know, I’ve been a wine consultant with WineShop At Home now for close to 13 years. Recently, I found a 2009 Rhone blend of ours that was really good. That motivated me to look for other old WineShop At Home wines. The oldest one I came across was a 2003 Albion Couve Rouge. When I read about it, I couldn’t wait to try it and of course report on it. This blog is dedicated to my tasting experience.
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article called “Looking for the Best Wine Blogs.” I said that I was looking forward to exploring many of the blogs in the not too distant future. Well, today, I decided to head south and explore The Wine Wankers blog. OMG, was I in for a treat. In my blog today, I will share with you some of the WINEderousness of this five-year-old blog. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you start reading their blog. [Read more…]
In 2017, Wine Folly came out with a list of 11 red summer wines you’ve never heard of. Here I am, somebody who is supposed to know something about wine, and I hadn’t heard of six of them: Blaufrakisch, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese, Poulsard, Schiava and Zweigelt. Wow! It didn’t take a lot of googling for me to realize that there are hundreds of wines I’ve never heard of. Today’s blog is dedicated to unusual wines. It will probably be the first of several such articles, since I see that there is a lot written about unusual wines. Thank you to CrushMag and the New York Times for their help with this article. [Read more…]
In 2010, I wrote a very popular article comparing Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. I thought it might be a good time to revisit this very fun topic. To do so, I found a great article by Vicki Denig called “Real Wine Lovers Order Cab Franc, not Cabernet Sauvignon.” I hope you enjoy the additional learnings I picked up from this article. [Read more…]
As a wine blog writer, I read a bunch of wine blogs to see what other people are writing about. As I do my research, I often see lists of the best wine blogs. I thought it would be fun to do a comparison of the lists. I’ll share my very interesting discoveries with you in this article. [Read more…]