Chenin Blanc From Three Places

Chenin blanc is one of my favorite grapes, with a singular texture and a rare versatility. It’s capable not only of transparently expressing the qualities of different terroirs but of making bone-dry wines, succulently sweet wines and a whole range

Jim Clendenen, Santa Barbara Winemaking Pioneer, Dies at 68

Jim Clendenen, a larger than life, globe-trotting winemaker who through the force of his flamboyant personality and the understated beauty of his wines helped put the Santa Barbara region on the map, died on Saturday at his home in Buellton,

Be It a $10 Wine, or Much More, the Judgments Come Free

Of all the undying clichés about wine, perhaps the one I hear most often is, “There’s no correlation between price and quality.” As with so many platitudes, a germ of truth supports it. For example, it’s certainly correct to say

It’s Time to Put the Noble Grapes in Their Place

The way people talk about wine often reflects their other beliefs about the world. When gender attributes were more rigidly defined than they are now, for example, it was common to hear wines described as masculine or feminine. This has

Wine and cooking ingredient sales soar in lockdown

Demand for Naked Wines and Premier Foods home cooking ingredients soared during lockdown, the firms have said. The online wine seller said revenue surged 81% in April and May, after many shops were forced to shut on 28 March. Naked