If there is only one more bottle of chardonnay you intend to drink, let it be a Ramey.  

We’ve been tasting chardonnay for decades, and rarely do we get this excited about chardonnay. Perhaps we are numbed by a parade of chardonnays whose producers are either chasi...

For centuries, immigrants have been coming to California to live their dream of making a living from West Coast’s fertile soil. Italian immigrants with iconic names like Gallo, Mondavi, Sebastiani, and Martini struck gold with grapes. But their successes weren’t built...

As we close in on the mother of all feasts, the last thing on your mind is probably wine. Most likely, you are more focused on where everyone will sit or how you’re going to come up with a menu that satisfies free guests – gluten-free, allergy-free, meat-free.

Relax. Br...

Zinfandel is considered to be America’s red grape, although its origin is hardly American. Thanks to the advent of DNA grape analysis, zinfandel’s origin was first traced to the grape variety primitive grown in southern Italy and then more recently to the Adriatic regi...

Several years ago we had the opportunity to taste the wines of Greywacke, a New Zealand producer in the Marlborough region, with winemaker Kevin Judd. The long-time winemaker at Cloudy Bay Winery, Judd was introducing his wines to America when we met him....

Australian wines, the darlings of the first decade of this century, are withering on the sideline of the current wine sales dance. Sales for Australian wines to the United States are down 50 percent from their peak. However, exports to China have kept growth positive f...

We don’t what it is about Halloween that draws out the goblins in the wine industry. Perhaps it’s the devil in them, or perhaps they see a brief opportunity to make a buck. But each year there are more and more wines with Halloween themes guaranteed to loosen up an adu...

We’re stunned by the number of friends in our group who wouldn’t be caught dead ordering chardonnay, a maligned quaff too often associated with morning television hosts and soccer moms. Still, it remains the top-selling white wine in the United States. Someone is drink...

Rachel Martin cut her wine teeth in the mid 2000s with her involvement in the founding and management of the well-respected Boxwood Vineyards in Middleburg, Va. The winery is owned by her stepfather John Kent Cooke, son of the late Jack Kent Cooke. John formally presid...

Simone Ermanno was spending his honeymoon in the United States when he stopped by to introduce his family’s wines, Ermanno Costa. He wasn’t the first to combine business with pleasure, but most of the time, the 28-year-old is working his family’s organic vineyards in t...

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