THE DE MARTINO VIRTUAL TASTING ~ Bold flavors and ideas from one of Chile’s most well-known wine pioneers ~ By Gregory Dal Piaz~ “No boring wines.” That should be Marcelo Retamal's motto. The forward-looking winemaker of Chile's pioneering De Martino winery sat down with us recently for a Virtual Tasting. This was one of our most exciting virtual tastings, covering all the key points of Chile's geology .....
Summer’s coming and you better be prepared. Sunscreen? Check. New grilling tools? Check. New shorts and fresh Tevas? Check. Refreshing white wine? I’m all out, how about you?.. http://www.snooth.com/articles/sauvignon-blanc-tasting-notes-3465/
1998 was the year Chateauneuf-du-Pape finally got some respect. Don’t me wrong, the wine had maintained a loyal following for years, but more often than not the wines were described as rustic, earthy and in quite a few cases, dirty... http://www.snooth.com/articles/1998-chateauneuf-retrospective/
Well, we really got a lot of feedback from you Francophiles out there after last week’s Italo-centric email. Okay! UNCLE. I relent! This week, I’ll take a look at some of the greatest deals on the planet for age-worthy wines from France, and as a double bonus, next week’s email will be a special split featuring wines from France, as well as a few other spots that might be familiar to you.... http://www.snooth.com/articles/more-great-values-for-the-cellar/
As you may know I’m just back from a trip to Chile, where I spent a week traveling around much of the country in search of great wines. While Chile’s wine scene is complex, with great wines from many of the major varieties, I was most interested in their own vinous treasure. Or I should say the vinous treasure I was aware of.... http://www.snooth.com/articles/chilean-carmenere/
Stark Wine was first brought to my attention last year by a friend of a friend who was making wine, and the inevitable “could I try it”? It's not a terribly uncommon occurrence, and one fraught with implications that require careful calculation before tasting. After all, friendships are at stake here... http://www.snooth.com/articles/stark-wines-for-a-great-cause/