THE NRA WINE CLUB—LOCKED AND LOADED A Guest Blog by the HoseMaster Note from Karen: The HoseMaster is the funniest satirist writing about wine in the world today. Every one of his columns is hilarious,… Continue reading

Pink in Its Prime

By Karen MacNeil March 2, 2018 Does rosé wine age? I have to say I hadn’t thought much about this until WineSpeed reader Seibatu Hughes from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France wrote in and inquired. I’ve… Continue reading

Why Wine Matters

By Karen MacNeil February 16, 2018 This Sunday is National Wine Day. In honor of that, I thought I’d amend my piece Why Wine Matters which forms the Introduction to the second edition of The… Continue reading

Your Wine Freedom

Did you know that 36 states don’t allow wine to be shipped to you from wine stores or retailers that aren’t located in your state? That means that when I or anyone else recommends a… Continue reading

Age Can Be Mindblowing—Here’s Why

Of wine, it is often said that with age comes beauty. And one might add—expense. A bottle of Chateau Margaux 2000 (which is probably drinking exquisitely as it approaches its 18th birthday) is now about… Continue reading

Women and the Wine Industry

I want to end 2017 with the most important piece I’ve written all year: Beyond the Wine Glass—A New Glass Ceiling?  This article appears in the current edition of Somm Journal along with photos of… Continue reading

The Ascent of Elegance

Sometimes a word begins to creep ever more insistently into the wine zeitgeist. It’s happening now. The word is elegance. I’ve written before about elegance in wine, but the topic continues to intrigue me—perhaps because… Continue reading

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