Kinkead Ridge 2010 Cabernet Franc

I’m behind, way behind in keeping up with this site. No excuses, although my lapse is due to my love for local wine. I’ve been working tirelessly on an exciting, new website supporting the industry. I hope to share the news next week (so stay tuned). In the meantime, I hope to return to regularlyRead more

Canyon Wind Cellars 2007 Syrah

As Rhône-style wines continue to gain in popularity, a handful of Colorado winemakers are having great success with Syrah, both as a varietal or a blend. One winery in particular, Canyon Wind Cellars, consistently produces one of my favorites from the state. Their minimalist approach to winemaking, combined with the excellent Colorado terroir, makes the Canyon WindRead more

Bellview Winery 2010 Merlot

A lot has happened in New Jersey since I last featured the state (read more here). Effective May 1, 2012, Governor Christie signed winery direct shipping into law, which allows direct shipping of wine to New Jersey residents. Although not without its shortcomings, direct shipping is a major milestone nonetheless, and lays the ground work forRead more

Ravines Wine Cellars 2010 Cabernet Franc

There are moments when I think I could only drink one regions wine and be perfectly happy. The Finger Lakes happens to be one of those such regions. I credit Lenn Thompson and the New York Cork Report for the introduction and making my bank account a bit smaller. What started with an invite toRead more

San Sebastian Vintners White

The sister winery to Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine, Florida, has been a popular destination in America’s oldest city since 1996. Located just a few blocks from historic downtown, the 80,000 case winery produces a number of different wines from hybrid and Muscadine grapes. The San Sebastian Vintners White is aRead more

Trump 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

With the rebranding complete, Donald Trump and team can begin their new endeavor in the wine business with Trump Winery. Situated in the heart of the Monticello Wine Trail in Charlottesville, Virginia, the previous Kluge Winery has undergone a major transformation since I last visited. Although the winery reopened in late 2011, this was my firstRead more

A New Year. An Old Favorite.

Another year has come and gone. The blog turned 4. TasteCamp paid a visit to my home state. And local wine is stronger than ever. A great year, by any measure. One with great memories, noteworthy wines and exceptional wine experiences. Before I kick off 2013, I thought I’d recap a few of those exceptionalRead more