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If you are reading these words, chances are you are either in the Food and Wine industry or you have extraordinary interest in wine as an avocation. Either way, you are one of a growing number of people who have found the New Wine Media.
Whether or not you are excited about this rush of new […]

50 in 50 #4: Arkansas — Chateau Aux Arc


By Lenn Thompson
LENNDEVOURS
As part of 50 wines from 50 states, we’ve toasted New England, sipped merlot in OK, and enjoyed the intensity of AZ red wine. This week, we’re headin’ to the deep south — Arkansas. More specifically, the next stop on our virtual tasting tour is Chateau Aux Arc in Altus, AR.
Chateau Aux Arc, […]

ZINFANDEL…America’s Wine


By Tom Wark
Fermentation
No matter what the politicians say on the matter, there is no debating the fact that Zinfandel IS “America’s Wine”. Those who make Chardonnay or Syrah may not like this fact, but their discontent doesn’t make the fact go away.
Because our country is the very definition of diversity and conglomeration, there are really […]

Root, root root for the Home Team


By Jamie Gabrini
The Wine Chicks

One of the advantages of my relocation is the proximity to local produce. In New York City, I could always pop by Union Square for the Greenmarket, which would be full of vendors with home-grown goods from the greater tri-state area. But in wine, there were few wine shops in the […]

The Best Pinotage in the World


By Andrew Barrow
Spittoon
I attended today a tasting and lunch featuring this year’s winners of the Barclays/ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Competition, regarded by South Africa’s passionate Pinotage makers as the most prestigious wine accolade they can obtain.
The London tasting had several of the winemakers presenting their winning wines. There was Danie Steytler of Kaapzicht Estate, […]

50 in 50 #3: Arizona — Callaghan Vineyards


By Lenn Thompson
LENNDEVOURS

For this week’s stop on our virtual vinous tour of the 50 states, we leave the Sooner State and head a couple states west, landing is smack dab in the middle of Arizona wine country — Elgin, AZ to be more specific.

Callaghan Vineyards is a relatively young operation, founded in 1990 by Kent […]

The Maturing of American Wine


By Tom Wark
Fermentation
Ok…I’m going to geek out on you here. But stay with me, particularly if your interest in wine goes beyond the buzz and the taste.
The vast amount of wine scholarship — I’m talking real scholarly work, not ratings — is done in the area of chemical analysis and biology. This makes sense. While […]

The Vernal Vivacity of Vermentino


By Jamie Gabrini
The Wine Chicks

Im a sucker for the power of suggestion. Hell, Im a sucker for the power of hint. It doesnt need to be a full recommendation just the slightest whiff of a notion can get me all fixated. This week, that notion I wanted in motion was green.
Its SPRING! Full-tilt-boogie greenness […]

Cate O’Malley - Bio


For as long as I can remember, I have loved writing and yearned to be a freelance journalist when I grew up. When I moved out on my own for the first time, I discovered a second passion … cooking. Now, many years later, I still have a love for both and started my site, […]

Who cares where wine comes from?


By Andrew Barrow
Spittoon

I wrote up a wine last Tuesday over on Spittoon - a rather tasty red. It just happened to be a Vin De Table.
I didn’t realise this on purchase or even while drinking it; to be honest I care little that it resides on the “lowest” rung of the quality French ladder. […]