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…]
I discovered Tannat a few years ago when I learned that it was touted as one of the “healthiest” red wine grapes, thanks to much higher levels of antioxidants (a.k.a. resveratrol). Being the health enthusiast that I am, I immediately needed to check it out. I was delighted to find a very delicious red wine. Today’s article is devoted to this grape and wine. I hope you enjoy it. [Read more…]
A few months ago, I got to do some great wine tasting in San Luis Obispo (SLO). One of the wineries I visited was Autry Cellars, from whom I bought a 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Petite Sirah. I knew this purchase was a perfect excuse for hosting a vertical tasting, where you taste several different vintages of a particular wine in year order, starting with the youngest and going to the oldest.
We had a wonderful vertical tasting last night featuring these four wines, along with five more Petite Sirahs and two Petite Sirah blends. In this blog, I’ll share my tasting notes, along with some details about Petite Sirah. [Read more…]
Gewurztraminer was a favorite of mine in my 20s when I was just getting to know wine. I fell in love with Fetzer Gewurztraminer, which is quite sweet. I see that this wine sells for about $8.00. Clearly not the be all, end all wine. But it worked for me quite well back in the day. Now that I have a little bit more knowledge about wine, I’m very intrigued by this grape’s spicy characteristics, so I decided to devote this week’s article to it. [Read more…]
Petit Verdot (“peh-tee vur-doe”) is sadly not a very well-known red wine. In this article, we will learn all about this wonderful grape and wine and hopefully start spreading the love for it. Thank you to Wine Folly times two, WinePros.org and TheWineCellarInsider.com for their help with this article. [Read more…]