Robert Whitley Wine Tasting / Recipes

Why Vintages Matter

The first photos of the 2014 wine-grape harvest began to show up on the Internet over the weekend. They could have been from California, or possibly upstate New York. Most likely the grapes going into the press were picked for sparkling wine.

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Drink What You Like?

I'm often struck by the utter banality of the exhortation, presented as wisdom by many wine professionals, to drink what you like.

In other words, same old same old is just fine. Suggestions that might broaden the palate and open up a world of ...