The Best Wines Under $20: Winter Edition – The New York Times

It’s a bleak, cold January day, and as I look out the window at a solitary, huddled figure waiting for a city bus, I want nothing more than the hot split pea soup simmering on my stove and a good bottle of wine to go with it.

“Good” is the operative word. As the Australian wine impresario Len Evans put it eloquently in what he called his “Theory of Capacity,” life is too short to waste it on inferior bottles. That is true…….


Wine 101: American Wine History Part II – VinePair

E. & J. Gallo Winery is excited to sponsor this episode of VinePair’s “Wine 101.” Gallo always welcomes new friends to wine with an amazing wide range of favorites, ranging from everyday to luxury and sparkling wines. Gallo also makes award-winning spirits (but, you know, this is a wine podcast…). So whether you’re new to wine or an aficionado, Gallo welcomes you to wine. We look forward to serving you enjoyment in moments that matter. Cheers!

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Vineyard Memories, And Top 10 Places In The World For Wine Visits – Forbes

Vines of wines in Northern California

Lea Lane

(To hear more about vineyards of the world, listen to episode #47 of my podcast, Places I Remember with Lea Lane, here or wherever you get podcasts.)

In my many years as a travel writer I’ve not only been around the block, I’ve been around the vineyards, drinking in the beauty along with the wine.

Because the experience is outdoors in private, the world of wine holds endless possi…….


Something to Wine About: Long Island Viognier – Dan’s Papers

When pondering Long Island wines, one may think cabernet Franc for red, and chardonnay or riesling for white. But Viognier is another beautiful Long Island wine to consider. Viognier is a grape most often associated with the Rhone Valley region in France, but two Long Island vineyards have captured the essence of this lovely grape and produced two wines that are bot…….


STARS of California Wine – Virtual Tasting with Wine Delivered! –


10 January – STARS of Wine gathers some of the best for a night of wine tasting with STAR producers that are shaping the industry! This year  we will taste SIX red wines from various appellations and varietal compositions: Adobe Road (Sonoma), Beekeeper Cellars (Sonoma), Chimney Rock (Napa Valley) Sanford (Sta. Rita Hills) and Thacher (Paso Robles)! Your choice of a tasting flight or bottle kit delivered to your door. The Wine Community brings great people together…….


The Best Way to Figure Out How Much Wine You Need for a Party – Lifehacker

Photo: Roman Samborskyi (Shutterstock)

There’s a good chance you were gifted a number of wine bottles over the holidays. There’s a greater chance that you’ve already worked your way through them, and it’s time to hit the wine store for your next event. Whether you’re hosting a fancy dinner party or you’ve been assigned “wine duty” for a casual get-together, the pressure is on. You want to select something classy yet affordable—and more import…….


Vino Vault Expands Los Angeles Wine Storage Network with Third Acquisition –


LOS ANGELES, January 6, 2022— Vino Vault, which recently acquired two well-known wine storage operations in Los Angeles (The Best Cellar and The Wine Hotel) has now acquired a third wine storage business, The Wine Locker, in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley.

Since launching, Vino Vault has been actively building a network of wine storage locations. This includes updating all security and temperature control systems in warehouses it acquires to a consistent industry-lead…….


Lodi Wine & Chocolate to Celebrate Its Silver Anniversary, February 4-6 –


LODI, Calif., January 6, 2022 — Northern California’s beloved Lodi Wine & Chocolate will return to celebrate its 25th anniversary Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February 6, 2022. There’s no better time to fall in love with the winegrowing region all over again than by sampling a diverse selection of renowned Lodi wines and decadent chocolate pairings! 

To mark this year’s milestone, Lodi’s winemaking community has put together a spe…….


The US Wine Region Attracting Wine Producers Seeking Challenges And A State Of Fluctuation – Forbes

Countryside in Virginia


It takes a certain type of person to do really well in the Virginia wine industry – one who wants to be part of building the foundation of a wine region, where things are changing year in and year out; for some it is an overwhelmingly frustrating place to work yet for others it is extremely exciting. “Virginia is very selecting of its people in that way,” noted Ben Jordan, winemaker of Early Mountain Vineyards, a w…….


Taste of Wine’s Top 10 wines of 2021 – Coast News

A parade of wines for our annual “Top 10 Wines” list is positioned around my computer on Christmas eve. These wines have made the cut from hundreds of other wines with reams of paper scribbles from online and in-person wineries, wine shops, wine departments in supermarkets, hotels and restaurants.

Days have gone by before the final five can now be spotlighted. My partner Rico Cassoni and I cultivated our thoughts and he is also ready with his five (see below), all to be knighted i…….