New California and New Australia

Recently I’ve just finished reading two very interesting books that address important movements in New World wine regions: Jon Bonne’s The New California Wine  and Max Allen’s The Future Makers: Australian Wine for the 21st Century. I’d recommend both to anyone interested in learning more about the new, lighter-style wines increasingly coming from California and … More New California and New Australia

Wine, drinking recommendations, and lifestyle

Recently the UK has published new guidelines changing the recommendations on weekly drinking allowance. The new recommendations say that both men and women should have no more than 14 units of alcohol a week, roughly the equivalent of 6 small glasses of 13% ABV wine per week. The new regulations have received a lot of … More Wine, drinking recommendations, and lifestyle

Pinotfest 2015

Two weekends ago, Burgundy celebrated the end of the harvest with the Hospice de Beaune wine auction and one the the biggest bacchanalias on the planet, La Paulee de Meursault. This epic hours-long lunch is from what I’ve gathered filled with bottles upon bottles of the best Burgundian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We in San … More Pinotfest 2015

Rethinking Bordeaux

If you read or pay attention to current wine trends, you will quickly discover that Bordeaux is somewhat out of fashion. Bordeaux is seen as old, stuffy, boring and expensive. Even the famous first growths like Chateau Lafite and Mouton Rothschild are feeling the pinch; over the past five years prices have flatlined as demand, … More Rethinking Bordeaux