“Grgich Hills is a Napa Valley favorite of ordinary people, but not critics. In the last decade that has come to mean something unexpected: it’s a winery that promotes balance.” W. Blake Gray writes a great profile of Grgich Hills and interviews the chief winemaker, Ivo Jeramaz.
“One wine, two scores.” Dr. Vino has the scoop.
Jon Bonné previews his Top 100 List — this year, the “little guy” triumphs.
“In Italy, there are still those experimental plates, but more and more… people are looking for comfort and meaning, not abstract expressionism and attitude.” From Alfonso Cevola, “10 Dining and Plate Trends You Won’t Find in Italy.”
Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka tours Dry Creek Valley.
Tom Wark writes a holiday gift guide.
“[NV Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley] is the best sparkling wine available for $20. End of discussion.” So proclaims Isaac James Baker.
Francis Ford Coppola’s 2009 Rubicon will use the Inglenook name.
“There’s liquid gold in them thar bottles of Pappy Van Winkle’s Bourbon. And New Yorkers are battling to buy it before it’s gone.” In the New York Post, a great article on the phenomenon of Pappy Van Winkle.