Weed and Wine Tasting

I’ve recently gone to a couple of trade tastings where some of the attendees had clearly been smoking weed beforehand. The pungent smell of cannabis was very obvious. Cannabis is legal in California so no… Continue reading

Elegance in Wine

I just tasted two syrupy dull Châteauneuf-du-Papes from producers whose wines epitomized refinement 20 years ago. Now they are leaden alcoholic wines with no spark of life left in them. As climate change’s grip on… Continue reading

On the rosé explosion

Not so long ago, when I was asked if I wanted a glass of rosé, I always said sure. There weren’t that many rosés back then and the quality was uniformly pretty high. Now? There… Continue reading