Posted: February 24, 2009 By James Laube
We had a killer bonus round this past week in our Napa office tasting room. The bonus round is our editors' version of show-and-tell. Once we’re done with our respective blind tastings, we like to gather around the table, talk about the wines we tried, what we liked and what troubled us, why certain wines have that "wow" factor and others come up short.
Posted: February 23, 2009 By Tim Fish
Posted: February 6, 2009 By Tim Fish
Posted: January 13, 2009 By Dana Nigro
Posted: January 12, 2009 By Tim Fish
Posted: November 5, 2008
Posted: November 3, 2008 By Tim Fish
Posted: September 29, 2008 By Tim Fish
Buckle your seatbelts for a dusty drive around the Monte Rosso Vineyard with Mike Martini and Wine Spectator's Tim Fish. This is the vineyard where Martini grows grapes for his Gnarly Vine Zinfandel, which he and Tim taste after the tour.
Posted: July 31, 2008
Posted: July 21, 2008 By Bruce Sanderson
In light of our recent restaurant survey , I’d like to share a few of my recent wine service experiences. I was in Buffalo and Ontario earlier this month and dined at two upscale restaurants. On both occasions there were fundamental flaws in the wine service.
What should you look for in wines made from America's own grape? And what are the different styles of Zinfanel? Join Wine Spectator's Tim Fish and Al Perry, winemaker at Robert Biale, as they taste an old vine Zin from Monte Rosso vineyard in Sonoma.
Posted: June 30, 2008
Posted: June 30, 2008 By Tim Fish
Posted: June 10, 2008 By James Laube
Most wine regions are defined by either a grape or a style. Last week, as I rode my bike through picturesque Dry Creek Valley, my thoughts turned to what I consider this Northern Sonoma appellation’s dilemma.
Posted: May 30, 2008 By Tim Fish
Posted: May 29, 2008
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Posted: April 15, 2008 By Tim Fish
Posted: March 18, 2008 By James Laube
It’s always exciting when a great winemaker outdoes himself, which is exactly what Mike Officer has done with his 2006 Carlisle Zinfandels. These wines, which Tim Fish and I tasted in one of our regular weekly blind tastings, are sensational, earning a sprint don’t run endorsement.
Posted: February 11, 2008 By James Laube
School fund-raisers ain’t what they used to be. Forget bake and garage sales. How about grilled rattlesnake with a double magnum of 2002 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir to wash it down? On Friday I was invited to a wild game feast hosted by vintners Pam and Lee Martinelli.
Posted: February 3, 2008 By James Molesworth
Education comes in many forms—literature, film, etc. And often education comes in a predictable format or setting, such as the classroom, whereby you know what to expect. But for me, the best education is more than just seeing or hearing.
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