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Moscato Madness: Identifying the Good Stuff

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.09.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

Some Moscato wines, especially from Italy's Asti region, are terrific. Others, produced by huge wine conglomerates on an industrial basis looking to cash in on the latest trend, are truly dreadful.

Zinfandel Styles: Sublime to Ridiculous

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.02.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

Zins, especially those made from low yielding, ancient vines can be as complex and balanced as any red wine. Others, however, are extremely high-alcohol fruit bombs.

Syrah: The Rodney Dangerfield of Wine

Richard Jennings | Posted 03.26.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

The standard joke in the wine business the past couple years has been, "What's the difference between syphilis and Syrah? You can get rid of a case of syphilis." I, for one, think it's high time that Syrah got some love.