Tag Archives: Rioja

Food & Wine Thursdays: Drink This, Not That – Sensible Alternatives to France’s Big-Ticket Wines

It is with much sadness, but not without a long-felt sense of inevitability, that I report Wine Spectator’s final collapse into total senility. But we can take comfort in knowing that, if you eliminate subscribers over 50 years old, those … Continue reading

Posted in Wine & Cheese | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food & Wine Thursdays: Tempranillo, the Other Noble Grape

The term “international varietal” is batted around quite a bit in the wine world. It’s used both favorably to describe grapes whose combination of hardiness, quality and market-friendliness has given them  cosmopolitan reach, being planted in virtually every wine growing … Continue reading

Posted in Dispatches From Academia, Wine & Cheese | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment