There are wine drinkers who enjoy La Spinetta and Sine Qua Non; I used to be that guy. But for wine lovers just beginning a collection, I would offer advice that I wish someone had offered me years ago.
“Toasted nuts, caramel, milk chocolate and tobacco,” sounds like a modern Bordeaux with about ten or ﬁfteen years of age. But we’re not talking about wine. We’re talking about coffee.
Some time during the last ten or fifteen years, Northern Rhone Syrah went nuts. Yes, Chave rouge has been a big-ticket bottle for many years. But it wasn’t that long ago that Clape Cornas and Jamet Cote-Rot...
Editor's Note: $50 to open a bottle of wine? Monthly columnist Evan Dawson tries to broker a deal between restaurants and consumers, and elicits some interesting comments from both sides of the debate. –Tom Mansell, Science Editor
Palate Press was well-represented among the winners at this year's Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards. Columnist Erika Szymanski was awarded the Emerging Wine Writer of the Year award and columnist Evan Dawson won the International Wine Book of the Year award for his book, Summer in a Glass: The Coming of Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes.