When I first got interested in wine (way too long ago to admit) Spanish wine basically was a go-to choice for good values for every day drinking. Even the storied Rioja seemed an afterthought in discussions of the world’s finest wines. That seemed largely true even twenty years ago, when I first started writing about wine.
Over the last few decades, the concept of terroir and its influence on the grapes grown in a given location and ultimately the wine from those grapes has been the subject of an enormous amount of discussion and as much debate. When I first saw mentions of the subject, it was mostly presented in terms of the geography and geology of the so
While most press and consumer attention is devoted to California wines, there are a great many great wines from Oregon and Washington we all should be seeking out. This article is but a brief introduction to a few of those.
Wine grapes have been grown in Oregon since the mid-1800’s but it really wasn’t
What's cold, dry, light and white all over ... and just in time for January?
No, it’s not snow. It’s white wine from France, at least for the purposes of this column.I admit I usually prefer red wines (and Port!) during the cold months but recently I suddenly had a hankering for some crisp whites, cold weather be damned