My blog today is the final installment of my recent series on the growth of Arizona's fledgling wine industry. I recently tasted through some eye-opening new releases from Page Spring Cellar and Arizona Stronghold , as well as Dos Cabezas.
My blog today is a continuation of last week's entry on the growth of diversity in today's wine world and finding good wine in unlikely places, more specifically, in Arizona. I recently tasted through some eye-opening new releases from Arizona, and as promised, here are some more profiles of promising Arizona wineries.
I never cease to be amazed at the growth of diversity and quality in today's wine world. From the Rhône to the Finger Lakes, there's good wine seemingly being made everywhere these days. Even Arizona.
Despite the tough economic times, the wine industry marches on. There are still those out there looking for opportunity—Christian Wölffer among them. Wölffer, whose eponymous Long Island winery produces around 16,500 cases annually, makes no bones about his frustration with that region's wine industry.
Wine can be a love-hate relationship. And that’s part of what makes wine so great. I’ve recently been on a campaign to drink up the last lone bottles of particular wines I have in the cellar. You know, those single bottles that mark the end of the six or 12 bottles that you initially bought.
For wine critics, looking into the future is probably the hardest part of the job. Figuring out where a wine is going to go over time takes experience—you can’t look forward without keeping an eye on the past.
A couple months back, during an energetic debate in our online forums, I made the following statement regarding the blogosphere: "This is the problem with the 'blogosphere'. It's a lazy person's journalism.
One of the questions I’m often asked by folks is, do I only drink the wines I rate highly? (And they typically mean 90 points or better, if not 95-plus, when they ask this question.) The answer often surprises them: No, I don’t.
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