On behalf of our crack map team, I apologize for the delay in releasing our California Wine Map. It will now be available March 24th. The saddest part is that the map's been 99% done for the pa...
Upcoming New Products - California Wine Map
Update: Wine Map of California is now available. As soon as we released our first wine map - of the Iberian Peninsula - I started getting emails like this: "Dude, when are you going to do a Cal...
Ask Clark Smith
The one and only Clark Smith is on the hot seat this week at Enobytes.com. Stop by to ask him any question concerning wine making, the wine industry or just to see the discussion. For those of y...
Hot Off the Press - Our First Wine Map
¿Por qué Iberia? We started with Spain and Portugal for 3 main reasons: It's the most dynamic (and constantly changing) area in the wine world today There wasn't a good map currently availa...
Hipster Alert: Rotgipfler the New It Grape
Move aside Hondarribi Zuri (of Txakolina fame), there's a new grape in town. We were in New York City last week for a wedding and the 2006 Stadlmann Rotgipfler was one of the wines flowing freely....
Classic Wine Flavors (Flavours)
I just got back from a trip to Rome with a bitter taste in my mouth. No, it wasn’t a bad trip or anything like that. It’s just that amazing bitter aftertaste in so many Italian wines both red and ...
“I’ll be pouring some excellent Cab Francs today.” Whatever happened to “We’re tasting some excellent Cab Francs today?” Everyone seems to be pouring everywhere these days. Am I the only pers...
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Yes, it’s the Wine Century Club’s own lovely and zany Jennifer “Chotzi” Rosen posing with the official Wine Century Club Tastevin.
Speaking of Terroirists . . .
Can't tell the difference between a Régnié and a Juliénas? Chénas and Fleurie have you flummoxed? Does Beaujolais just all taste the same? If you've been drinking Duboeuf wines, it may not be j...
The Ying and Yang of Wine Geeks
Photos from the 1st Birthday Party of the Wine Century Club have just be posted at the Wine Century Club's website
This just in: The Wine Patrol is looking for deputies in the war on outrageous wine markups in restaurants
Robin Garr Wins Wine Century Club Blind Tasting
It shows what a good sport Robin Garr is just to enter such a contest. Most wine professionals run from public blind tasting because of the highly likely risk of public humiliation.
Was there a major CIA operation covering up the existence of Champagne in 1972? Was "Sparkling Wine" served at the Republican National Convention that year? And what about the Democrats?
Variety or Varietal?
As co-author of the Wine Grape Varietal Table, I’m often asked this rather pedantic but very good question.
Matt Skinner, Wine Radical
Matt Skinner is a wine radical. Some would disagree, arguing that he’s just the latest invention of . . .