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Wine of the Week: Coombsville vineyard gives modern take on Napa Valley Cabernet

A quiet locale off the beaten path in Napa Valley, the Coombsville vineyard of Faust Family Estate is making waves among producers of California Cabernet Sauvignon that can be felt all the way from its ancient live oaks along the ...

Bacchus Landing debuts Healdsburg Sonoma County Collective of Winery Tasting Rooms

Sonoma County is one of the most beautiful wine country destinations in the world. Those who have visited often compare it to the Loire Valley in France. The wine tasting experience there has just been given a major boost with ...

Wine of the Week: Dry Creek Zinfandel Heritage Vines 2019-$26

Zinfandel is historically recognized as the grape that birthed the California wine industry. Planted in the 1850s, just after the 1849 Gold Rush, by Eastern European immigrants, most notably, Agoston Haraszthy, known as the Father of California Viticulture, it was, ...

Wine of the Week: Bishops Hill Winery brings California wine to Joliet

Joliet Restaurant Week April 15-30 saw the Grand Opening of Joliet’s first winery, Bishops Hill Winery. That’s right, you don’t have to take the trip to California to taste some great wine, you can have it in the spacious tasting ...

Wine of the Week: GSM Wines of the southern Rhone Valley

The French are great at inventing beautiful sounding words that describe a concept or a state of being. Such words fall under the class of ‘stative’ words. These words are often so perfect in their simplicity that other languages, such ...

WINE OF THE WEEK-MUMM NAPA VALLEY BRUT PRESTIGE-$24.99

White lilacs, bracing lemon and layers of cantaloupe, ripe apricots and Georgia peaches coupled with ginger snaps and warm Parker House rolls make this a medium-bodied sparkling wine from California that really stands out against the ever-increasing pack.

'Who says good wine has to be expensive?'

WINE OF THE WEEK Claire Patelin 2019 Sauvignon Blanc First I'll tell you about the region. The wine is a young Sauvignon Blanc from the Coast of Gascony (Cotes de Gascogne), the sweepingly beautiful area of southwestern France that is ...

WINE OF THE WEEK: HESS SELECT MONTEREY CHARDONNAY 2018-$14

It would be difficult to find a California Chardonnay that delivers such an abundance of ripe fruit flavors and lemon- lime zest for such a modest price as this delightful Monterey Chardonnay 2018 from Hess Collection. Priced at a mere ...

Wine of the Week: Celebrating Simply Great Italian Wines; Serbian Style

Lively guitar music and the singing of ethnic songs, mounds of thinly slice ‘Jamon’ (sliced prosciutto), Feta Cheese Burek, Rada’s Perfect Ushtipci, Cevapchichi and Crispy Calamari were the order of the day in a multi-ethnic celebration of Simply Great Italian ...

Wine of the Week: CHILL AT HOME 2020 Nov. 12, 6p-8p

Merchandise Mart event to benefit Respiratory Health Association, visit chill.luxehome.com for info. The years premiere Wine and Culinary Event and the unofficial kick-off of the Holiday gustatory season; LUXEHOME CHILL in cooperation with Wine Spectator goes virtual for 2020. In ...

Wine of the Week: Dry Creek 2019 Fume Blanc-$18.99

Dry Creek Vineyard has been making Fume Blanc for 48 years. The winery is synonymous with Fume Blanc. Founder David Stare was the first to plant Sauvignon Blanc grapes in the Dry Creek Valley appellation of Sonoma County. When the ...

Wine(s) of the Week: The "terroir" speaks volumes for the wine

The French are famous for creating words that do more than simply describe an object, an emotion or a place. They use words that embody a concept. Such a word is one commonly used in the wine industry, terroir. It ...

Wine of the Week: Juan Gil Monastrell Honoro Vera Organic Red Wine 2018-$10

What wine goes best with BBQ, Pizza or a good, juicy hamburger (made with organic grass feed beef) The answer is simple- Juan Gil Monastrell Honoro Vera Organic Red Wine 2018. At just $10 a bottle, it is a surprisingly ...

WINES OF THE WEEK: The wines of Moscato D’Asti in Italy

-Compo Moncalvina Moscato D'Asti-$18.99 -Michele Chiarlo – $19.99 (half bottle) -La Caudrina – $10.99 -Marenco Scrapona– $20.99 -I Vignaioli Santo Stefano/Ceretto – $15.99 half bottle Moscato is most likely the first wine that many people experience in life either at ...

Wine of the Week: Coppo Moncalvina Moscato D’ Asti 2019-$15

The hilltop town of Asti in Montferrat, Piedmont in northwest Italy, is among the most rustic and beautiful regions in all of Europe. Its wine history goes back to the time of the ancient Romans, when it was called 'Apiana.' ...

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