Category: wine review
Forbes Article: Have You Noticed Lodi Is Producing World-Class White Wines
California’s Lodi wine region is home to a hot, dry Mediterranean climate. As a result, it is most often associated with red wine. While Lodi does produce an array of red wines, it is increasingly gaining international attention for its stunning white wines. In my latest article for Forbes learn more about Lodi’s killer white…
Innform’s 10 of the Best Wine Accounts All Aspiring Sommeliers Need to Follow
On Monday, June 10th it was brought to my attention I was included among hospitality web site, Innform, latest top 10 list. When I saw the names on the list, I was overwhelmed to see my name among them. You will find on this list several of the wine industry’s top professionals. Please take a…
Forbes Article: Exploring Beaujolais Crus With Les Vins Duboeuf
Georges Duboeuf is best known for introducing the world to Beaujolais Nouveau, but his impact on the wines of region is much broader. He also collaborates with over 400 growers to craft high quality wines from each of the region’s 10 Crus.
Wandering Into June With Lubanzi Wine And #WinePW
This month the #WinePW gang is traveling across the ocean to explore Wines of South Africa. Having enjoyed many wines from this region, I am thrilled to participate and share a fun wine and food pairing.
Celebrating Biodynamic Viticulture And The Beauty Of The Languedoc With Gérard Bertrand #Winophiles
As concern grows globally about impacts of climate change, viticultural practices take center stage in many wine focused conversations. Pros and cons of sustainability, organic, and biodynamic farming are weighed heavily throughout the wine community in whispers and roars. For winemaker, Gérard Bertrand, who has been farming biodynamically for 16 years in France’s Languedoc region,…
Forbes Article: How Americans Consume Rosé
Spring is here! In some parts of the country this means the beginning of rosé season, while in other parts it never ended. Learn how Americans consume rosé from retailers across the USA in my Forbes Life latest.
Forbes Article: Solidarity Defines Oregon’s Wine Community
Fall 2018, 2 days before the start of harvest, Copper Cane Wine & Provisions abruptly cancels their 2,000 ton contract with Rogue Valley grape growers. This action would effectively bankrupt many small growers in many wine regions, but not in Oregon. You won’t believe what happened next. Learn this amazing story of solidarity and the…
Forbes Article: 3 European Wine Regions Producing High-Quality Pinot Noir
Any Pinot Noir fans out there? I adore it, and there are so many wonderful wine regions that produce it well. Of course, Burgundy is the benchmark, but there are a few additional European wine regions that produce lovely Pinot Noir at value prices. In my latest ForbesLife article, I share 3 such regions to…
Forbes Article: The Lucky Break That Launched A Wine Revolution
You know the old adage “turning lemons into lemonade,” reminding us to stay positive and look for the bright side of life. What if the the “lemons” were a stuck fermentation and the “lemonade” launched a pink wine revolution? This is what happened when winemaker Bob Trinchero “mistakenly” produced Sutter Home Wines first White Zinfandel.…
Forbes Article: Look Beyond Châteauneuf-du-Pape For Outstanding Southern Rhône Red Wines
My latest Forbes Life article, takes a journey to southern Rhône to look beyond Châteauneuf-du-Pape for outstanding red wines with less lofty price tags. Come with me and explore the Crus Cairanne, Rasteau, Lirac, and Gigondas for high quality, affordable, southern Rhône red wines.