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Pinot Noir

How To Make Your Own Pinot Noir Sea Salt

Brian Sullivan | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Brian Sullivan

Making flavored sea salts is quick, easy and fun, not to mention a wonderful and adventurous addition to every chef's kitchen arsenal.

Drink the World: New Zealand

Dan Miles | Posted 10.08.2014 | Travel
Dan Miles

This is wine country; especially Sauvignon Blanc, which tastes like a citrus grove is exploding lovingly in your mouth, and the dark god that is Pinot Noir.

Avoid This Inexpensive Red

Rolfe Hanson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste
Rolfe Hanson

Any glass of red is good wine, so long as it tastes good in the moment, say many wine fans. But there's one inexpensive red you should seldom buy. Pa...

Day 1: The Rheingau and My Love of Spätburgunder

Britney Campbell | Posted 08.03.2014 | Taste
Britney Campbell

The grapes are handpicked, and all of Weingut Konig's red wines are produced using traditional mash fermentation, then aged in wooden barrels. The majority of the wines (98 percent) are dry.

Fundraising With a View and Pinot Too

Mary Orlin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

When a charity event celebrates 30 years, no doubt it's not only been successful but has helped beneficiaries and local community along the way. That'...

Brian Zalaznick, Angel Camp Vineyards, And An Indomitable Spirit

Brad Haskel | Posted 07.09.2014 | Taste
Brad Haskel

"My love of wine is really connected to my love for great food."

Devo Co-founder Launches Wine Brand

Jose Martinez | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

Ohio art rockers Devo were always known for pushing boundaries and definitely thinking outside the box. Now, nearly 35 years after the band's 1980 debut Freedom of Choice, co-founder Gerald "Jerry" Casale has launched his very own wine brand, The 50 By 50--a 23-acre property in the Wooden Valley of Napa, CA.

"Pink Wine Makes Me Slutty" Wine For A Special Occasion

Britney Campbell | Posted 03.20.2014 | Taste
Britney Campbell

The following mappings might shed some light on how to choose the right wine for your date.

Stop Drinking the Same Wines! We Have Some Alternates

Ali Rosen | Posted 05.17.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Do you find that when you order wine you often stick to the same varietals you already know and love?

Bubbles Rising: Sparkling Trend In Santa Barbara?

Richard Jennings | Posted 05.07.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

An increasing number of excellent Santa Barbara area producers are trying their hand at creating delicious sparkling wines.

VIDEO: A Look at Oregon's Pinot Noirs

Ali Rosen | Posted 05.05.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Pinot Noir has been growing steadily in popularity, but typically California or French wines are making the initial cut. Perhaps its time to try a compromise in Oregon wines -- grown on the same latitude as Burgundy but with a new world feel, they can be the best of both worlds.

Sta. Rita Hills: Top Choices from One of California's Greatest Sites

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.09.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

View of southern portion of Sta. Rita Hills AVA, from the top of the Mt. Carmel vineyard Sta. Rita Hills AVA is a 10 mile stretch of land between t...

Rock Star Champagne Grower-Producers: Serge Mathieu and Chartogne-Taillet

Richard Jennings | Posted 02.26.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

cow sculpture at Serge Mathieu Two stars of my Holiday Champagne Buyers Guide this year--Serge Mathieu and Chartogne-Taillet--are grower-producers w...

Jon Bonné's The New California Wine: Worthy Effort Despite Simplistic Polemics

Richard Jennings | Posted 02.11.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

The style is crisp and compelling, as is the case with Jon's Chronicle features.

What Makes Champagne Special? A Brief History

Richard Jennings | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Whether the producer is one of the great houses -- producing millions of bottles a year -- or a small, grower producer, one can tell at a quick glance that one is in Champagne and not anywhere else in the wine world.

What You Need to Know About Chilean Wines

Mary Orlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

The view at Viña Ventisquero Before I went on a recent wine trip to Chile, I had certain assumptions about both the country and its wines, things l...

A Coming Out Party for Argentine Pinot Noir

Daniel Altman | Posted 12.15.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Pinot noir is that most delicate of grapes, known to flourish in only a few small corners of the world: Burgundy, the Willamette Valley, Marlborough, and the Sonoma County coast. Now it has found a home in Argentina, too, with some wonderful results.

Two Talented Expat Winemakers in California: Ernst Storm and Guillaume Fabre

Richard Jennings | Posted 11.20.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Winemaking in California has very much been shaped and influenced by a long line of experienced growers and winemakers who moved here from other winemaking countries. And the tradition of young winemakers coming from elsewhere to make wine in California continues.

Top 10 Rosé Wines

GAYOT.com | Posted 10.23.2013 | Taste
GAYOT.com

Rosé wines, traditionally dry and light, appeal both to white and red wine drinkers seeking something cool and refreshing to help beat the heat.

West Sonoma Coast: Distinctive, Cool Climate Pinot, Chardonnay & Syrah

Richard Jennings | Posted 08.22.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

West of West is the early August weekend festival devoted to wines made from grapes farmed on the far western coastline of Sonoma County. This year was the event's third outing, and it was one of the most enjoyable and well organized regionally focused wine events I've ever attended.

New Zealand Pinot Noir: Balance, Complexity & Great Value

Richard Jennings | Posted 09.16.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

New Zealand is a relatively new player on the world wine stage, and Pinot Noir is coming on strong there.

To France via Argentina

Daniel Altman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

What happens when New World wine regions start messing with the crown jewels of Burgundy and Bordeaux?

There's a Malbec for Everyone

Daniel Altman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

You love Malbec. So do we. But how do you choose the right malbec for you?

A Young Oregon Winemaker (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 08.17.2013 | Taste
Rebecca Gerendasy

McMinnville, Oregon Remy Drabkin grew up in a community where exciting new winemakers were helping to shape the nascent wine industry in Oregon. Her ...

From Barrel to Bottle: The Art of Blending Wine

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 06.03.2013 | Taste
Rebecca Gerendasy

Vineyard owner and winemaker James Frey is perfecting the art of blending wine.