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Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

A Wish List for 2015

No one can predict the future, but here are my anticipated highlights of the year ahead

Posted: January 14, 2015  By Tim Fish

Here are a few of the things I'm looking forward to in 2015, including eating more foie gras and drinking more Merlot and Zindandel.

News & Features  :  News

Sonoma Wine Pioneer John Pedroncelli Dies at 89

Winemaker for the Pedroncelli family guided his Dry Creek Valley winery through 66 vintages

Posted: January 6, 2015  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

12 Top Zinfandels from 2012

New reviews of California Zinfandels for winter drinking

Posted: January 5, 2015  By Tim Fish

Dec. 31, 2014 Issue  :  Features

How Antinori Changed Tuscany

Posted: December 31, 2014  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

13 Top California Bubblies for the Holidays

The Golden State offers quality and value for your seasonal celebration

Posted: December 17, 2014  By Tim Fish

The top sparkling wines from the Golden State are rich with bright California fruit, but layer it with lively acidity. Consumers will also find great value. Look for my complete American sparkling wine report next summer, but for now, here are the California bubblies that impressed me most in 2014.

Dec. 15, 2014 Issue  :  News

Napa Vintners Tally Earthquake Costs

Posted: December 15, 2014  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

My Favorite Wines of 2014

Plus a few winemaker friends pick their favorites of the year

Posted: December 10, 2014  By Tim Fish

There just aren't enough days in the year to drink all the good wine. Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2014 is always my go-to list, but I also have personal favorites. They aren't necessarily the highest-rated, but these wines left an impression with me for all sorts of reasons—the mood I was in, the people I was with and the food I was eating. Some I tasted blind, others I didn't.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

10 Top-Notch Sparkling Wines

New reviews of festive bubblies from California

Posted: December 8, 2014  By Tim Fish

Nov. 30, 2014 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

California Merlot Weathers the Storm

While the 2011s disappoint, the arriving 2012s mark a rich return to form

Posted: November 30, 2014  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

Chill Out About Thanksgiving Wine

Why do so many people make holiday wine so complicated?

Posted: November 19, 2014  By Tim Fish

Wine people overthink Thanksgiving. Just chill.

My advice is to put out a spread of wine, a bottle of this and that, so friends and family can experiment themselves as they eat. Below are a few of my current favorites worth seeking out.

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