Fall is time for robust, full-bodied wines

The frost is on the pumpkin (in regions where they have frost. And pumpkins). Farther south, shivering socialites, alarmed at 60-degree temperatures, scurry to take fur coats (faux, one hopes) out of cold storage for the opera opening.

It's fall....

10 good wines under $20

Anybody can buy a good $50 wine. Buying a good wine under $20 takes some moxie.

So call this column "10 Good Wines Under $20."

We live in the 21st Century. Scientists at the famous wine schools at University of California's Davis Campus and the ...

'Fantasy names' reveal essences of wines, makers

One of the great joys of winemaking, I suspect, is sitting around sipping your newest wine and deciding what to name it.

Quintessa Vineyards is the name of a winery, for example, but its deep, dark cabernet sauvignon is named "Faust." It's called...

Veneto reds boast a storied past

Veneto, in northeast Italy, is one of 20 regions that make up the country. It is its most prolific winemaker, and boasts the greatest percentage of top-classed wine. But a key technique for much of that cutting-edge winemaking is far up the blade....