Posted: May 23, 2007 By Daniel Sogg
Posted: May 23, 2007
Posted: May 3, 2007 By Harvey Steiman
Now that I'm back from Australia, I've compiled the following small but quirky list of highs and lows: Most Pleasant Surprise: Would you believe a serious Australian Merlot? Clarendon Hills Brookman Vineyard 2005, a supple, perfumy, languid mouthful of dark chocolate–infused currant and plum flavors hints at black tea on the very long and amazingly generous finish.
Posted: April 27, 2007 By James Laube
The great alcohol debate of (fill in the year) is once again heating up (pun intended). And that’s a good thing. A well-respected wine retailer in Sacramento says he’ll no longer sell wines with alcohol levels above 14.
Posted: April 24, 2007 By James Suckling
I was lucky enough to drink -- not taste -- a number of other impressive wines during my 2006 barrel tasting marathon in Bordeaux about a month ago, besides the 1961 L’Église-Clinet that I blogged about yesterday.
Posted: April 19, 2007 By Harvey Steiman
The vines don't look so bad, considering that Australia is suffering its worst drought in memory. The grapes have been picked, for the most part. A warm autumn continues with temperatures in the 70s and 80s under clear skies.
Posted: March 6, 2007 By James Suckling
A wine exporter left an angry comment at the end of my previous blog about the mediocre quality of 2002 Brunello. Some of what he said was so inflammatory that it had to be edited by my office in New York.
Why does winemaker Roman Roth have Wine Spectator news editor Eric Arnold stirring a barrel of Chardonnay? What effect does lees stirring have on wine? Get the answers as Eric tackles another task at Wölffer Estate on Long Island.
Posted: January 29, 2007
Follow the steps of harvest as we look back at some of the winemakers (including the Shafers, Merry Edwards and Harlan's Bob Levy) we visited as they were picking and sorting and crushing and fermenting and tasting.
Posted: January 25, 2007
Posted: January 12, 2007
To make good wine, you have to start with good grapes. Bedell Cellar's new winemaker, John Levenberg, explains the meticulous picking and sorting process as he puts Wine Spectator's Eric Arnold to work during harvest on Long Island.
Posted: January 10, 2007
In Barbaresco, the local grapegrowers' coop makes super wine at a great price (the '01 scored 93pts and cost $55, which is a relative bargain). Wine Spectator's Jo Cooke dropped in as the village came together for harvest.
Posted: December 15, 2006
Posted: December 14, 2006
Posted: December 13, 2006
Posted: December 12, 2006
It's harvest in Piedmont and Pio Boffa, owner of the renowned Pio Cesare winery, is our guide. See grapes being picked, see wine being made--both with Italian style. Wine Spectator tasting coordinator Jo Cooke produced this video.
Posted: December 11, 2006
Posted: December 1, 2006
Posted: November 10, 2006 By Mitch Frank
Posted: October 24, 2006 By Daniel Sogg
Posted: October 9, 2006 By James Molesworth
I just heard from Michel Chapoutier , who is not prone to hyperbole, but is crowing after finishing up his harvest. Thought you might be interested to hear what he said... "We ended the harvest on Friday, Sept.
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