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Is Chardonnay Entering Its Golden Age?

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.29.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

California certainly has a long history with the variety, and there are numerous older vineyards, going back to the 1970s, that are hitting their stride as sources for lower yielding, more complex grapes.

What Has Reality TV Done to Young Women?

Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire | Posted 11.26.2012 | Women
Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire

And we wonder why women aren't advancing in the boardrooms. Rather than seeing examples of what they can become -- a scientist, a vineyard owner, a chef -- girls and young women are watching examples of females as teen moms, housewives or socialites (Kardashians).

Oregon's Delicious, Cooler Climate Chardonnay And Pinot Noir

Richard Jennings | Posted 11.21.2012 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Oregon has been growing Pinot Noir since the mid-1960s. Pinots from Oregon tend to have some of the delicacy and minerality that red Burgundy is known for, as well as some of the ripe red fruit most typically found in California Pinot

The 5 Most Popular Luxury Chardonnay Wines

Snooth | Posted 09.26.2012 | Home

As the Snooth People's Voice Wine Awards enter their fifth week, we've discovered that a few of these luxury Chardonnays are quite popular with wine lovers. The current front runners are an interesting but delicious group.

Pot-Smoking Moms Tired Of What?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.24.2012 | Parents

First, a marijuana-smoking mom talked up the benefits of taking care of her baby while stoned in an essay for Jezebel last month. Now comes a repor...

Greek Wines: Aromatic Whites and Ageworthy Reds

Richard Jennings | Posted 09.04.2012 | Home
Richard Jennings

Greece once dominated the world of wine. Aspects of wine enjoyment we take for granted today -- e.g., focused tastings, sommeliers, glasses designed for particular types of wine -- all developed originally in ancient Greece.

Visit to Varner: Superb Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnays

Richard Jennings | Posted 05.23.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

The keys to the Varners' terrific Chardonnays are meticulous farming and very gentle winemaking techniques.

Why You Should Drink More Riesling

David Rosengarten | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
David Rosengarten

One could argue that we Americans have been a little slow on the Riesling uptake because of our national delusion that Riesling is necessarily sweet -- and therefore not good for food.

Sta. Rita Hills: Young Appellation Fulfills Its Promise

Richard Jennings | Posted 06.13.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

Sta. Rita Hills is definitely starting to fulfill its promise as a source of characterful, balanced and terroir-driven wines, from flavorful Chardonnay and Viognier to minerally and complex Pinot Noir and Syrah.

California Wine Gets More Diverse: The Balance Movement

Richard Jennings | Posted 05.29.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

I'm very wary of dogmatism in wine, as I am in life in general. What is wonderful is that the world of wine in California gets more diverse, with more and better choices for every palate.

Mount Eden: One of California's Oldest and Greatest Producers

Richard Jennings | Posted 05.22.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

Mount Eden produces some of the most admirable, consistent and ageworthy expressions of terroir to be found anywhere in California.

Understanding Burgundy: Birthplace of "Terroir"

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.30.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

What is it about Burgundy that makes its wines among the world's most cherished, imitated and expensive?

My Top Ten Wine Moments of 2011

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home
Mary Orlin

Although we're still going through challenging economic times, spirits of the vintners throughout wine country seem to be rising. Keeping that positive state of mind, here are my top 10 wine moments of 2011.

A Beginner's Guide to Wine: What Style of Wine Appeals to You?

Richard Jennings | Posted 02.06.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

What style of wine appeals to you? This is the most important question people new to fine wine can ask themselves.

The Generous Pour

George Miliotes | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home
George Miliotes

I believe wine education at any level must be experienced first-hand, so let's have a "virtual tasting" right here, as I share with you some of my favorite picks for the warm summer months.

How Chardonnay Saved My Life

Babe Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Babe Scott

Drinking often gets a bad rap. The demon drink is often portrayed in an unflattering light, particularly in Lindsay Lohan's DUI mug shot. However, wha...

Greg La Follette and La Follette Wines: Artistic Expression in a Liquid Form

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

Greg La Follette's wines talk to you. They implore you take another sip, find another nuance, look for another slight complexity of flavor.

New York Wine Expo and Tasting

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | James Mulcahy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last weekend, winos of all stripes made their way to New York's Javits Center at the New York Wine Expo & Tasting. Each attendee was handed an empty ...

Who Wants (Organic) Wine?

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

Since more and more people are eating organic food, it's only natural they would also want to explore organic wine.

Who Wants Wine?

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

How many times have you gone out to dinner, looked at the wine list and scoffed at the price of some of the bottles?

Drinking While Female

Molly Laas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Laas

For a while I have puzzled over the phenomenon Frank Bruni describes in his Times piece on gender roles in the dining room, and not for lack of someth...