Steven Spurrier Judgement Of Paris Recreated – Sort Of

Judgement Of Paris Steven Spurrier

Reading Time: In 1976, Englishman Steven Spurrier organized a blind tasting, pitting Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay against top-notch Red Bordeaux and White Burgundy. When the final scores were tallied, a Californian wine came out on top in both the red and white categories. The tasting became known as the

Four Hedonistic Napa Cabernet Sauvignons

Shafer Continuum Staglin Paul Hobbs

Reading Time: In February 2018, Charine and I attended the Wine Writer's Symposium Meadowood in Napa Valley. The symposium coincided with the week of Premiere Napa Valley. The biggest reason I wanted to attend the events was to check off a few wish-list wines that are hard to get outside

Three Macedonian Wineries of Note

skopje wine salon vinodonia 2017

The second annual installation of Skopje Wine Salon - Vinodonia is happening on 1-2 December 2017, at Skopje Marriott Hotel. This year's program includes master classes on the wines from three juggernauts: Chateau Kamnik Winery, Stobi Winery, and Tikveš Winery. These three wineries are also our top three favorite wineries in Macedonia.

Santa Barbara County: Appellations and Wine Region’s Layout

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Reading Time: Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country.  Located on the southern end of the Central Coast appellation, Santa Barbara County is about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, California. The history of this wine country can be traced back to five million years ago: tectonic activity

Plantaže, the Giant of Montenegrin Wine

Featured photo credit: 13. jul Plantaže This article was originally written by Matthew Horkey for Jancis Robinson and published on The Purple Pages. This version of the article has been expanded with additional tasting notes and background stories from Charine Tan.  Reading Time: A bottle of Plantaže from Montenegro was the first wine we had

Exotic Wine Travel’s 16 Wines of 2016

Montefiori Valle de Guadalupe Baja California Mexico - best wine 2016

Reading Time: Hello, thirsty readers. It's the time of the year again. Round-up, conclusion, evaluation, assessment, goal setting... what a load that only wine can make it lighter and better! Let's make WINE great again. We've been traveling full-time for wine for nearly two years now, but 2016 is particularly significant because