In The Glass

In The Glass: Angelo d’Uva Lagena 2017

by  |  28-11-2022

Repeat after me, “Variety synonyms, yay!” Indeed, not terribly catchy and also one of those things that makes people scream indiscriminately at either their screen or wine list, depending on if wine studier or drinker.... more »

Xinomavro Day & Kelesidis – Merhali 2016

by  |  01-11-2022

Admittedly, I’m not often a fan of these “International ________ Days” that celebrate a specific variety… unless of course I happen to really love that variety. So, with that out of the way, let’s all... more »

In The Glass: Defilippi i Gessi – Crocetta 2021

by  |  19-10-2022

This has been a year of the unforeseen (see: Russian invasion) but if you were to ask me what I wouldn’t have expected in a wine context, in no way shape or form would I... more »

In The Glass: Elena Fucci Titolo 2019

by  |  03-10-2022

There remain those who may be convinced that wine choices of the future will all be via a “discovery engine“. The only way I’ll buy into that is if, like in Demolition Man’s version of... more »

In The Glass: Domaine de Bila-Haut – L’Esquerda 2018

by  |  22-07-2022

My fascination with Roussillon, France isn’t just because it’s the land that was historically Catalunya Nord (Northern Catalunya), but more that it’s neither here nor there. It’s most definitely not Languedoc (to which it is... more »

In The Glass: Drouhin Vaudon Chablis 2018

by  |  24-06-2022

It’s not a terribly bold statement to say that blind tasting is challenging. In addition to the wealth of wines around the world and countless ways to vinify the same variety in a different manner,... more »

In The Glass: Artemis Karamolegos – Santorini 34 2019

by  |  23-05-2022

This wine came my way via my Big Fat Greek Wine Shipment last fall. It’s one of the benefits of getting white wines from Santorini in that they can sit in the cellar and actually... more »

In The Glass: Sainte Croix – Celèstra 2015

by  |  12-05-2022

One evening I was rummaging about the cellar and stumbled upon this wine from Sainte Croix in the Corbières AOC of Languedoc, France. It admittedly had been there for awhile as I’d come into possession... more »

In The Glass: Peter Jakob Kühn Quarzit Tröcken 2017

by  |  25-04-2022

Obviously the world is quite topsy-turvy at the moment and before you say, “Um, duh.” let me just toss on to the dumpster fire in that the other night I actually drank a Riesling, by... more »

In The Glass: Gritelles – Manou 2019

by  |  01-02-2022

“Reduction”, as defined by the Oxford Companion to Wine, is a: “chemical reaction that is in effect the complement of oxidation and one in which an element or compound gains electrons.” That’s obviously quite scientific... more »