A Taste of Albariño from Rías Baixas #RiasBaixas #Albarino

A few weeks back, I was sent ten bottles of Albariño from the Rías Baixas in preparation for a virtual tasting organized and moderated by Snooth last week.  While I was delighted to receive the wines, my thoughts quickly turned what I’m I going to do with 10 virtually full bottles of Albariño after the tasting? Clearly,…

Ten Favorite Under $20 Widely Available Sparkling Wines

For about a year now, I’ve  been contributing to Snooth’s Wine Writer’s Series.  My latest contribution to the Snooth Wine Writer series was the Holiday Sparkling  Bottle Pick List.  Myself and seventeen of the web’s best wine writers (not quite sure how I snuck in… but I’ll take it!) made no limit recommendations for sparkling wines for the…

Five Great Regions For Spanish Garnacha #SnoothVT

Last week I celebrated Grenache Day by I participated a virtual tasting of Garnacha (as the grape variety is known in Spain).  The tasting was organized by Snooth. Easy-going Garnacha is 2016’s red wine grape du jour. While savvy growers have brought Garnacha to all corners of the globe, there are five distinguished designations of…

Chillable Summertime Red Wines

Writing this blog for the last six years has led me to some unexpected opportunities.  I’ve been a correspondent for the American Winery Guide, writing reviews of wineries for a couple of years.   I’ve been sharing those reviews on this blog via my “No Reservations Wine Tasting” posts. I’ve also been doing some writing…