The Original Dark Horse is a gateway wine, according to a recently published article in Forbes magazine. The brand is designed to gradually wean inexperienced millennials from beer, cider and stuff that comes in jugs and hook them into pricier wine offerings.
Bread & Butter Chardonnay is among the top-selling super premium wines in the country, and there’s a good reason for that — it’s a dry, white wine that is flavorful, well-crafted and sells for a reasonable price.
Legendary winemaker Agustin Huneeus started Estancia Estates at the old Paul Masson winery near Soledad, Calif., in 1986 with the idea of producing top quality wines at reasonable prices.
Lunetta Prosecco is one of the hottest sparkling wine brands on the American market, and there’s a good reason why — it’s well-made, inexpensive and widely available, an excellent wine to celebrate the new year.
Finding a wine that goes with every course of the Thanksgiving dinner can be a bit dodgy because the meal is a hodgepodge of dishes with distinctive flavors.
A couple of decades ago, back before the brand hit the skids, Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay was a treat, a wine I couldn’t afford but would occasionally enjoy at a South Carolina restaurant owned by friends Louis and Marlene Osteen. The Osteens knew their wines, so when they’d offer to buy you a glass, it would always be something special.
When someone suggested that I try MAN Family Wines’ Chenin Blanc, my first reaction was that I don’t like sweet wines.
In the early 1970s when I was first widening my wine experience beyond the California jugs and the Portuguese roses, I discovered a French wine in a 2-liter plastic bottle.
During the last couple of decades, some of the world’s top wine critics have declared that the best Sauvignon Blanc comes from New Zealand, and I would agree with them.
I’ve been thinking about sparkling wine lately because it’s well suited for steamy summer nights; just one glass will go a long way to ease the heat.