Robert Whitley Wine Tasting / Recipes

Robust Reds for Autumn

The argument for lighter, fresher reds to beat the summer heat has officially been relegated to the ash heap, like so many autumn leaves drifting by the window. The onset of cooler weather throughout much of the country signals the annual shift ...

The Value of 'Blind' Tasting

The annual Sommelier Challenge wine competition, staged recently in San Diego, is what wine professionals call a "blind" tasting. That simply means the identity of the wine, specifically the producer, is withheld from the judges until the ...

Sommeliers Take a Global View

As results rolled in over the weekend at the sixth annual Sommelier Challenge in San Diego, it became obvious that the list of winners would have an international flair.

The top-rated wine with 99 points was a dessert wine from Canada, the 2012...