| Sep 30, 2010
2005 Comte Leloup du Chateau de Chasseloir 'Cuvée des Ceps Centenaires'
Muscadet is the classic Loire Valley white to drink with oysters at one of the gorgeous tiled turn-of-the-century brasseries in Nantes. Made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape,...
| Oct 28, 2010
"Take one," the waiter says, proffering a vase sprouting savory lollipops. Each stick holds a round of squid sitting on a cube of dark red chorizo. "Eat them in one bite, so you get both tastes at once," comes the further instruction. I do. The sweet...
| May 13, 2010
2008 Kofererhof Sylvaner
The Kofererhof estate in Alto Adige goes back 850 years, but the Kerschbaumer family, who have owned it since the 1940s, have been bottling their own wines only for about 15 years. Under young Gunter Kerschbaumer, the...
| Mar 1, 2012
Galicia in the northwest corner of Spain is renowned for its seafood, which is some of the best on the planet. And what wine is an ideal match with shellfish and crustaceans? Why, Albariño, which comes from that same corner of Spain.
| Jan 27, 2011
The splashy color-saturated drink menu at OShan Island could easily leave you wondering exactly how the small cafe fits into San Gabriel's food-mad culinary scene. With 123 beverages on the list, is the place merely another refreshment depot hooking its...
| Nov 4, 2010
Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant Brut
In the Loire Valley, Chenin Blanc is an incredibly versatile grape, producing dry whites and a whole range of semi-sweet to luscious sweet wines. Producers there also use it to make a sparkling wine. The...
| Nov 11, 2010
2008 Centonze Frappato
Made from 100% Frappato, a grape that is often blended with Nero d'Avola, this light red from Sicily is a delight. Fresh and lively with a lovely floral fragrance, it sees no oak before being bottled. A great warm-weather wine,...
| Jan 12, 2012
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This is a zippy Trebbiano from an estate in Italy's south dedicated to organic farming. I can remember when it was nearly impossible to find a crisp white from that region. But Cirelli's 2010 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo is as refreshing as lemon sorbet. The fruit...
| Oct 7, 2010
2009 Panizzi Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Tuscany isn't exactly known for its white wines. But San Gimignano, the medieval hilltown bristling with towers, is ground zero for Vernaccia di San Gimignano. The appellation is tiny, just the commune actually,...
| Dec 16, 2010
Don't just dream about the turquoise waters of the Aegean or the sunset seen from the island of Santorini when you can drink this stunning white wine made there. Vineyards have been established on Santorini for a while — oh, about 3,500 years....
| Sep 23, 2010
2009 Régis Minet Pouilly Fumé 'Vieilles Vignes'
This Pouilly Fumé from producer Régis Minet is an outstanding Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc and an outstanding value. A pale gold in color, the lively white has the concentration of old vines with some...