His hand felt like an oven mitt—filled with stone. “My god,” I thought as I removed my paw, “those are hands that have worked the vines.” Which is true. Raimund Prüm is a mountain of a man, and he andContinue readingExploring S.A. Prüm Rieslings
Adler Fels is German for “eagle rock,” which reflects the producer’s locale: near the Mayacamas Mountains. This California white is made from grapes from Monterey and Sonoma counties. It is an exquisite, high-end wine for those who really adore theirContinue readingAdler Fels Winery Chardonnay, 2015
What comes to mind when one reads the word, “Sardinia”? Sardines? That island where Napoleon was exiled? (Actually, he cooled his heels in Elba.) Anything? The difficulty of mentally associating much of anything with Sardinia is understandable—it’s a distant andContinue readingSella & Mosca Sardinian Wines
by B.D Fischer In their excellent (no joke—it’s the best place to start if you are just learning and also a tremendous reference) Wine for Dummies, the married Mary Ewing-Mulligan (a Master of Wine—one of only 322 in the world,Continue readingWhat Makes a Terrible Wine?
We nabbed this white wine for $7 or so at Safeway. It was slightly herbal and generally pleasant. Just what we were looking for on a 70-something degree day. (Rating: Good) Don’t believe us? Well, these guys also gave itContinue readingFirefly Central Coast Pinot Gris 2012