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...

Wine on the Internet – Opportunity or Dire Threat?

According to a survey by the market research giant Nielsen, 12% of those Americans who bought alcohol in the last six months did so online. And wine accounted for 42% of those alcohol purchases. Interesting analysis by Vivino, the US wine rating and sharing app,...

Up in the air with wine

Are you flying long distance soon? Does your selected airline serve wine to passengers in your section of the plane, free or otherwise? So, is that wine any good, or just cheapo stuff with a fancy label? If you are lucky enough to be in the front of the plane on an...