Riedel vs. Eisch. One is an industry titan, with a successful family line of eight generations running the show. The other is a relative newcomer, only coming into the industry a little over 50 years ago. Let the wine-stem smackdown begin!
California wineries have thrown open their doors this harvest season. Make that wide open. Wineries are getting creative. They are offering new attractions such as wine education, a behind-the-scenes access to the winemaking process and the kind of TLC normally reserved for relatives and rock stars.
Today we are faced with a terrible dilemma: too much generic varietal wine.
Many mainstream wine writers would have you believe that credibility and the ability to analyze a wine is a tenured position at Wine Critic University, available only after having earned a PhD in the Vinous Arts, an honor bestowed after a long career of analyzing and contemplating wine in all of its historical majesty.