A student asked me recently if any rosés are worth more than $20. My answer was yes, but just a few. Rosé can be more complex than credited. However, some that fetch a pretty penny are priced based on reputation and supply and demand, more than quality. You can get superb rosé for less than $20, and perhaps even less than $15. Read More
Your palate changes over time. I hated olives as a kid — now I’m a junkie. Looking back on the wines that really grabbed me in 2011, I’ve noticed a slight shift in my preferences toward drier, lighter wines.
Perhaps this change is not so much about me, but about how some wines are made. I’m not a big fan of heavy, clunky, high-alcohol wines. Let me explain. Read More
I was thinking last night: If I don’t write something about rosé soon, people out there are going to become really upset or, worse, think I’m some kind of square. So here you go, my ode to pink:Rosé, roséOK, OKThis is what I sayIt’s pink and cleanCould inspire a hat for the Queen Read More
If wine followed the same rules as fashion, some would say that rosé is the color white of the wine world.
Fall is officially here, but that does not mean pink season is over. Those of us in the Bay Area can at least hope to have one month of warm weather, especially considering we were seriously shorted by the sun this summer. And if Mother Nature does not pay up, well, there is still a place for rosé. Read More