The latest about the Dahlonega Plateau AVA

The latest about the Dahlonega Plateau AVA

The news is that there is no news.  No progress at all on the establishment of the Dahlonega Plateau AVA.  Expected announcements in June never happened, and subsequent hopes for a September declaration also seem doomed. The rumors I have heard are that the US...

An introduction to wine

Have you ever wondered about those gods of the wine world who can identify a wine in a blind tasting – even to the vintage year? How do they do it – and could you do so also? What about those wines getting 90 or more points in magazine reviews – why does nobody ever...

The Best of Friends?

Some grape varieties seem to like certain other varieties. They both do well in the same terroirs. To think of just a few: Viognier and Syrah are both characteristic of the Northern Rhone river region in France (and are blended, white and red, to make the famous...