Robert Whitley Wine Tasting / Recipes

Ten Wines the Critics Loved

The Critics Challenge, launched in 2004, was the fulfillment of a dream. By then I had been running the Monterey Wine Competition, which I founded in cooperation with the Salinas Valley Fair, for a decade.

My goal with the Critics Challenge was...

Coppola Wows the Critics

The rise of the Francis Ford Coppola winery has been anything but meteoric. The famed Hollywood film director has been a familiar face in the California wine industry for more than four decades, and there have been some spectacular successes ...

15 Summer Sippers for $15, or less

One aspect of summertime wine sipping is cost. Much of the action occurs in convivial settings around picnic tables, where the wine and conversation flow in equal parts.

Throwing a party or inviting friends over for a casual barbecue needn't ...