Posted: December 24, 2013 By Jennifer Fiedler
Do you still drink the same wines you did when you started drinking wine? I don't, and I'm guessing you don't either.
It's a truism that understanding wine is a journey. With so many styles and types of wine out there, it's natural that people start in one place and end in another.
Posted: December 16, 2013 By Jennifer Fiedler
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Posted: November 7, 2013 By Jennifer Fiedler
It’s no secret that Bordeaux wines have a bit of a perception problem among U.S. consumers. In a 2012 blog post, senior editor James Molesworth, our lead taster for Bordeaux, said the Bordelais see the U.S. market “slipping away” on account of an “image issue, driven by the escalating prices of the top châteaus.”
A number of good reasons for exploring Bordeaux wines were outlined in that post, including a raft of under-$20 values, cellar-worthy wines at modest prices, stylistic diversity and a move to green farming and winemaking practices. But still, for many people just getting into wine, Bordeaux remains something of an unknown. How much does a consumer really need to know to buy a good bottle?
I asked Bernard Sun, corporate beverage director for Jean-Georges Restaurants, how he would recommend tackling the region. Here are his tips.
Posted: October 24, 2013 By Jennifer Fiedler
If you pay any attention to sommeliers and winemakers on Twitter, you will have noticed increasing postings over the past couple of years about something called "unicorn wines."
Here, a picture of Mouton 1928 from New York's NoMad sommelier Thomas Pasturnak, with the caption, "truly special and a legit #unicornwine." Here, a picture of Darting Pinot Meunier Pfalz Trocken 2010 from San Francisco's Acquarello sommelier Davis Smith, with the caption, "Now THIS is a #Unicornwine. And it's delicious."
What, you ask, unites these wines?
Posted: October 8, 2013 By Jennifer Fiedler
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