Archive for the Tag 'Rhone'


Number 7 reason why consumers might want to pay top dollar for wine

Sean Piper, of Napa Vintage Wines, just posted the following on his Facebook page: “Dear Wine Consumers: You don’t have to pay top dollar for wine, but there are reasons you might want to.” Of course – it got my creative juices flowing about what would be number 7. Doesn’t something provocative do this to […]


Petite Sirah, fighting the good fight

Petite Sirah, fighting the good fight is constant… Sigh… yet another example of job security for me, as I just read from a Midwest source:


Petite Sirah Topic ~ Thanks for jogging me Berserkers, seriously…

When I wrote Should Petite Sirah be a Rhône variety? the last thing I had on my mind was a rant. I was reacting to two private E-mails; one from a great US Petite Sirah producer and the other from a US writer, who loves Petite Sirah… one of our greatest cheerleaders. They had an […]


Should Petite Sirah be a Rhône variety?

I was just asked this question: Should Petite Sirah be a Rhône varietal? My answer: I don’t think of it as a Rhône variety. I think of it having Rhône roots, but nobody seems to advocate/brag for its Rhôneness… including me. It’s an American transplant, all the way. This is also just my humble opinion. With this one, […]


Are you needing to Rhone this spring?

UPDATE: Winner ~ Monique Dublis CONTEST. Just comment this week on Wine-Blog (on any story throughout the week). On Saturday, March 10, I’ll have a drawing for a pair of tickets to the Rhone Rangers Grand Tasting. Good luck, one and all. Here’s the skinny! More than 100 Vintners to Gather in San Francisco for […]