Month: August 2005

Loire Valley White Wines Well Worth Investigating

A look at some Loire Valley white wines.
Wine drinkers often end up in a rut. Claiming to like only a certain taste, they limit their purchases to a few select brands and rarely venture beyond their comfort zone. Problems develop when they serve the same wine with every meal; their favorite California Merlot will

Diary Of a Second-Tier Wine Writer

Sure, life at the top has its perks, but life near the top isn't so bad either.
Not being Robert Parker has its benefits. That’s pretty rarified air, up there on the first-tier of wine writing. People like Oz Clarke, Karen MacNeil and Jancis Robinson must thrive under stress. There’s a lot of pressure when