Robert Whitley Wine Tasting / Recipes

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 ...

The Fine Print

To many an intrepid traveler, the appearance of a Vino Volo during the schlep from airport security to the departure gate is a welcome alternative to the garden-variety airport bar with a small selection of often-insipid wines by the glass.

The...

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...