Colomé and Amalaya: Wines from Salta, Argentina

There is more to Argentina’s wine than just Mendoza. You’re missing out if you don’t venture beyond the country’s best-known region. Today we’re focusing on Salta. This region is located in the north of Argentina and is characterized by its mountainous terrain. Here you’ll find some of the highest elevation vineyards in the world. For a […]

Spotlight on Alsace

Sparkling, dry or sweet, there’s a wine from Alsace to match your taste. Alsace is located in the northeast of France near the border with Germany. To find it on a map, look for Paris, then move your finger east, through Champagne. Like Champagne, Alsace produces sparkling wine using the traditional method, called Crémant d’Alsace. […]

Five Rosé Wines to Enjoy this Summer

The summer of rosé is in full swing! It’s an international love affair, with rosé wine being made around the world from a variety of different grapes. Try one of these AG picks tonight: Cune Rosado Rioja 2013 Rioja Alta, Spain From CVNE (pronounced Coo-nay), a family owned and operated winery founded in 1879 in […]

2012 Finger Lakes Riesling Report

Say hello to the class of 2012. With a series of virtual tastings, the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance celebrated the release of the 2012 Rieslings. From dry to sweet, Riesling comes in a variety of styles – part of the reason why it is the fastest growing white wine in the United States. Riesling is […]

Winter Whites: White Wines in Season

White wine is in season even when the weather is cool. Here are five white wines to try tonight: Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 Hawkes Bay, New Zealand 13% alcohol $22 If you think the only white wine that comes from New Zealand is Sauvignon Blanc, you’re missing out. Craggy Range produces delicious single […]

Wine Trends for 2013

Want to discover new wines and stay ahead of the latest trends? Here’s what the Amateur Gastronomer predicts will be big in 2013: Wines from the Languedoc The wine region to watch in 2013 is the Languedoc. This region in southern France is producing exceptional wine at great values. The Languedoc is located along the […]