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News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

What Syrah Really Needs

Despite high quality, California Syrah producers have a problem: The best Syrahs need cellaring

Posted: July 6, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

If It Says "Old Vines," Will You Buy?

The benefits of old vines are debatable, particularly to those who don't have them

Posted: June 15, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Some Truths About Wine

Questions of decanting, aging and the necessity of visiting the place where the wine is made

Posted: June 1, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Belief in Barbera

How one of Italy’s top winemakers showed us how much great vineyards matter

Posted: May 18, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Adiós Argentina—For Now

Parting thoughts on the country’s people, its grass-fed beef (including a dirty little secret) and, of course, its wines

Posted: May 4, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Why "Exotic" Is Essential

To become great wine countries, Argentina and Chile need distinctive wineries that offer an altogether new vision

Posted: April 20, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Into the Patagonian Desert

What are wineries doing in the empty flatlands of Argentina? And why are some of the wines so good?

Posted: April 6, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

What I've Never Seen Before

The extraordinary “invasion” of outsiders into Argentina’s wine culture is resulting in surprising benefits

Posted: March 16, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Universal Translator

Wine-tasting groups. Proper wineglasses. Wines that deserve discussion. Argentina is starting to develop a culture of fine-wine appreciation

Posted: March 2, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

¡Hola! from Buenos Aires

Exploring Argentina’s food and wine—though still in search of a good steak house wine list

Posted: February 16, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

What Makes a Wine “Classic”?

Questioning whether a region with only 25 years of fine-wine history can establish the equivalent of grands crus and premiers crus

Posted: February 2, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Killer Wine App

How wineries should be telling (or selling) their stories to customers—instead of relying on their labels

Posted: January 19, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Timing Is Everything

As we enter a new decade, which wines are in tune with the economy and culture, which are missing the moment, and which are about to falter?

Posted: January 5, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

All Right, It’s Elitist. So What?

Is deliberately serving wine in inadequate glassware any less pretentious than demanding the right stem?

Posted: December 15, 2009  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Weighing Greatness Against Originality

A visit in Sicily with a member of winemaking’s “Crazy Club” raises profound questions

Posted: December 1, 2009  By Matt Kramer

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