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August 04, 2023

Four for the Barbie

by Steven Spanbauer Having been raised in Northern Wisconsin, cooking over a fire was just part of daily life, and […]

July 31, 2023

Our Delectable Dozen for Surviving the Dog Days of Summer

by Steven Spanbauer, words and pictures guy at European Cellars, caretaker of Chowder (above) Having worked two decades selling wines […]

July 18, 2023

Who Delivers? The Grenache vs Pinot Debate

For centuries, Pinot and Grenache grapes have been the subject of winemaking debate and enjoyment. But what exactly sets these […]

April 13, 2023

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the vintage game

by Steven Spanbauer Despite being a region noted for its diversity of permitted varieties, in reality, the performance of Grenache […]

April 10, 2023

Eric Solomon heads to Chile, and not quietly

By Eric Solomon & Steven Spanbauer Early last week, we finalized the details on a new wine from Chile – […]

December 19, 2022

Amongst the Alps: Switzerland’s Most Exciting Winemakers

Switzerland has long been known for its banking, watches, chocolate, cheese, and incredible views of the Alps, but its wines […]

November 17, 2022

Low Alcohol Reds for Thanksgiving

A recent reader’s inquiry sent Lettie Teague on a journey to find red wines below 13% alcohol by volume. Along […]

October 11, 2022

2021 in Chablis – the yin to 2020’s yang

THE TAKEAWAY So after the solar, fresh, and balanced 2020 vintage in Chablis, we are met with a throwback vintage […]

May 30, 2022

The King of Monastrell

Starting with the purchase of a property in Jumilla after the end of the Spanish Civil War, José Sánchez-Cerezo began to […]

April 29, 2022

2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Grenache Plays Nice

Grenache in check! 2020 was an exceptionally strange vintage for Grenache. While there is far more to Châteauneuf-du-Pape than Grenache, […]