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New wine mag on the block: Root & Vine

by  |  11-10-2018

The current mantra for entrepreneurship in the United States is that of “success through failure”. It’s become a nearly religious belief among the web industry ilk as people have many, many failures until they have... more » The current mantra for entrepreneurship in the United States is that of... more »

An oasis of wine in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

by  |  01-10-2018

A brief “vacation” last year was spent zipping around Israel to see bits I hadn’t seen during my first trip in 2014. The main population centers of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are in the dead... more » A brief “vacation” last year was spent zipping around Israel to see... more »

Wine Predictions for 2018

by  |  20-01-2018

Sending out predictions for a year, three weeks into the year may seem a bit ridiculous but I needed to wait for statistics to come out in order to rate last year’s predictions. So, this... more » Sending out predictions for a year, three weeks into the year may... more »

Decanter goes “premium”–and fully online

by  |  20-11-2017

Decanter “Premium”. I hadn’t really thought much about it until Richard Hemming made mention of it on his site. You see, Decanter.com has introduced a new “Premium” option which is in essence, a paywall making... more » Decanter “Premium”. I hadn’t really thought much about it until Richard Hemming... more »

Judging the Decanter World Wine Awards

by  |  05-05-2017

Of these two quotes, it’s hard to decide whether the very delicious, “There will also be 100kg of cheese available to the judges.” or the very British, “Judge severely but do not be ungenerous.” stuck... more » Of these two quotes, it’s hard to decide whether the very delicious,... more »

The best of Catalan white wines

by  |  07-02-2017

Last fall, I received a commission from Decanter to do a report on the white wines of Catalonia for the March issue. As things work in the world of print, you submit the article in... more » Last fall, I received a commission from Decanter to do a report... more »

The white wines of Terra Alta

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Terra Alta is a region that I’ve been tasting regularly for nearly a decade and the changes they’ve been making are impressive. This really all came to head with the election of a DO president... more » Terra Alta is a region that I’ve been tasting regularly for nearly... more »

The white wines of Penedès

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A logical starting point in any article about Catalan white wines is DO Penedès. They are by far the largest wine producing region in Catalonia and 80% of what they produce is in the form... more » A logical starting point in any article about Catalan white wines is... more »

Wine Predictions for 2017

by  |  28-12-2016

This is of course that time of year when anyone writing in wine sets forth their grand predictions for this next trip around the sun. Yay! They can sometimes be interesting but, despite its slow... more » This is of course that time of year when anyone writing in... more »

Vi Ranci in World of Fine Wine

by  |  13-12-2016

My personal history with the wine known as Vi Ranci goes as such: I tried it for the first time about eight years ago and didn’t know what to make of it, I tried it... more » My personal history with the wine known as Vi Ranci goes as... more »