Posted: October 31, 2014 By Tim Fish
Posted: October 1, 2014 By Tim Fish
I remember walking into my first Grand Tasting 16 years ago. I was just a young wine nerd and not yet on the Wine Spectator staff and I wanted more than anything to come off as poised and urbane, but at the sight of all those rare wines, my eyes shot out of my head like a cartoon character's.
The chance to taste 250 wines, with winemakers and owners right there at the table, can be overwhelming for the uninitiated. Overwhelming as in awesome, awesome as in stuttering to say something insightful as your wine is poured, insightful as in, "uhm … Hi."
Posted: September 24, 2014 By Tim Fish
Summer ended officially this week but I’m in denial about it. The warm weather took its time getting here in the first place and now it’s heading south again already.
We’re not letting it go without a fight, are we? Damn straight. Repeat after me: Summer isn’t over. Summer isn’t over.
In defiance of fall, I’ve selected five of my favorite summer wines from reviews published in our Oct. 31, 2014 issue. All of the wines are Zinfandel or Zin-based reds, which are the ideal wines with sunny weather and summer food. I drink them with everything from pasta and chicken to grilled steak and smoked ribs.
Posted: September 17, 2014 By Tim Fish
Of all the dramatic visuals the morning after the Napa earthquake—the shattered wine cellars and landslides of fallen barrels—nothing for me was more startling than the live TV images of the historic McIntyre building, crippled and sagging on the grounds of Trefethen Vineyards in Yountville.
Posted: September 15, 2014 By Tim Fish
Posted: September 10, 2014 By Tim Fish
Wine Spectator senior editor Tim Fish offers tips for visiting winery tasting rooms, from etiquette to what to expect to pay to what and who to bring.
Posted: September 3, 2014 By Tim Fish
Wine Spectator senior editor Tim Fish attends the Taste of Sonoma wine and food festival.
Posted: September 2, 2014 By Tim Fish
Posted: August 31, 2014 By Tim Fish
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