You want some wine that doesn’t taste like grape juice and lighter fluid. And you only have 5 or 6 dollars to spend on it. What do you do? Some would say punt the wine and buy a six-pack of beer. Not a bad suggestion, but there are alternatives it you really want drinkable wine. . . . → Read More: Can You Find Drinkable Wine For 5 Or 6 Bucks?
If you like Bordeaux but would rather pay the mortgage than buy a Premier Cru Bordeaux, there is hope. Wine value can be found in Bordeaux. . . . → Read More: Wine Value In Bordeaux And More
There we were. Once again, several of us were just sitting around the general store in Central Florida waiting for the stagecoach to come in with the latest wine shipment. I had seen the April 2013 Food & Wine magazine with Ray Isle’s article about Italian wine values. (It came in on the last . . . → Read More: Italian Value Wine
Always keeping an eye out for good cheap wine, extensive field research – yeah, tasting wine – has yielded 3 red wine bargains for you to look for. These are 3 nice red wines that are priced very well. And one is a 2011 from California, so there were some good wines from that . . . → Read More: More Red Wine Values
If you Google the phrase “Urban Winery”, you’ll get over 4 million responses. When most people think of an urban winery, they think of something like a storefront where you can go to make your own wine in small batches. Or perhaps a larger facility that has a tasting room and a retail store. . . . → Read More: Quantum Leap – An Orlando Urban Winery
There is no question that the 2011 vintage was a tough one in California and much of the west coast of the USA. Especially for red wines. I had the opportunity to speak with someone whose family owns a winery in Napa. When I asked him about 2011, he told me they had to . . . → Read More: Were The Experts Wrong? Some Good 2011 California Reds
If you don’t like crowds, an early December visit to the wineries of Long Island, NY is right up your alley. The tasting rooms are open, the people are friendly, and the wines taste as good in the late fall as they do in summer. . . . → Read More: Tasting The Wines Of Long Island
When you mention New York wines to people who are familiar with wine, they will almost always think of the wines from the Finger Lakes region of the state. And with good reason. They have been making wine for much longer than Long Island, and some of their wines – particularly Riesling – are internationally famous. But we are talking Eastern Long Island, where the vineyards are barely 30 years old. How do they stand up? . . . → Read More: Wineries In Long Island – All Grown Up?
Wine value is a relative term. It all depends on how much money you have and how important wine is to you. In most wine publications, wine value is something that is good and is priced under $20 to $25. Personally, I happen to believe you can find value for less than that. . . . → Read More: What Are The Best Wine Values of 2012?
Annual grape harvests determine the quantity and quality of wine. No surprise there. The real surprise was the 2011 California wine vintage. Depending on who you listen to, it was very bad to challenging. What was the problem? Weather. Too cold and too wet. . . . → Read More: Is 2011 California Wine Really That Bad?