Category Archives: Other Wines from Around the World

Knotty Vines Offers “Entry Level” Wine Drinkers Several Affordable Choices

Rodney Strong Vineyards has recently released a new line of wines, “aimed at older millennials and gen-x wine consumers.” Although the Knotty Vines label is, as the winery says, “a new lifestyle brand that reaches an emerging consumer demographic” the wines can be enjoyed by wine consumers of any age. All wines listed are currently […]

Try These Winter Whites…Great Now, Excellent Any Other Time of Year

While red wines seem like a natural, “go-to” choice when the weather turns cooler, don’t forget to keep plenty of white wines on hand as well, even though the calendar may indicate that we’re in the thick of winter. Serving white wines year-round makes perfect sense for several reasons: they make great “starter” wines during […]

Red Wines With Turkey Dinner? Absolutely!

By now, most people know that “white wine with white meat and red wine with red meat” is an oversimplified adage that doesn’t hold up for all food and wine pairings. On the food side, the cooking method, the level of seasonings and spices, and even the sauces you use should all play a part […]

Segura Viudas: Top-Quality Cavas From an Area Rich in Tradition

Located in Spains’ Penedes region, Segura Viudas was founded in an area with winemaking roots that have been traced back over 800 years. The winery itself was established in 1959, and those familiar with the Segura Viudas label have come to appreciate the winery’s reputation for producing consistently good sparkling wines at very affordable prices. […]

Bibbiano Chianti Classico Needs to be at Your Dinner Table

2017 Bibbiano Chianti Classico (about $20) – Looking for an affordable, food-friendly Italian red to serve with dinner? This lovely little number from Tuscany should fit in perfectly. Vanilla, sweet cedar, and spicy aromatics lead off, while the initial wave of black currant flavors melt into brighter, leaner notes of pie cherry and savory cherry […]