Category Archives for Buying Wine

2012 Colgin Cariad

Hidden Gem of the Month: 2012 Colgin Cariad Is a California Blend with Great Aging Potential

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: –Colgin Cellars –Abreu Vineyards  I’ve long been familiar with Colgin’s classic Cabernet Sauvignon, but recently, I’ve found a new love: Cariad. This is perhaps fitting since the name “Cariad” means “love” in Welsh. Full of intense tannin and layers of fruit, the proprietary Bordeaux-style blend fr...
wine market analysis 2017

Wine Market Analysis for January-March 2017: Early Reports on Bordeaux and Good News in Napa

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Screaming Eagle -Opus One -Petrus -DRC -Mouton Rothschild -Chateau Lafite -Chateau Palmer  A new year means an exciting new wine vintage. If you’re looking for the best investments for your portfolio, or you’re wondering what to sell, we have you covered with our latest wine market analysis. We’ve compiled up-to-the-...
Best Wine Gifts for Mother's Day

The Best Wine Gifts for Mother’s Day: Find Your Champagne Now, Before Bottles Sell Out

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -1995 Veuve Cliquot La Grande Dame -2002 Bollinger Extra Brut -2004 Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon Rosé -2000 Krug -2013 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon -2005 Raveneau -1996 Chateau d’Yquem -2013 Gaja Barbaresco -2007 Nicolas Catena Zapata -2014 Peay Chardonnay  If you’re stumped on Mother’s Day gifts this year, f...
Wine Prices Around the World

Wine Prices Around the World: There’s More Wine on the Market Than Ever, But Is It Really a Benefit?

The other day, one of my friends mentioned that she’d just had a great bottle of Picpoul Blanc from Paso Robles in California. My friend is not a wine connoisseur, so I found this announcement surprising. This is a woman who normally only buys the same cheap bottle of Chardonnay, yet here she is, drinking an obscure grape that originated in south...
2011 pierre overnoy

Unicorn Wines: 2011 Pierre Overnoy Poulsard Arbois Pupillin Is a Unique Wine from an Overlooked Region

When I talk about unicorn wines with my fellow Burgundy and Jura enthusiasts, a name I often hear on their lips is that of a tiny biodynamic estate in the heart of Jura called Pierre Overnoy. What makes wines from this estate so irresistible to collectors is that it is one of the best in the region, and it’s also almost impossible to find in the ...
buying the best champagne

When It Comes to Buying the Best Champagne, Bigger Bubbles Might Be Better After All

My wine-loving uncle always told me that big Champagne bubbles were a bad sign. He’d say, “You might as well drink a bottle of cheap club soda.” However, researchers are now finding that when it comes to buying the best Champagne, bigger bubbles could be an important factor to consider. Physicist Gerard Liger-Belair recently discovered that, ...
wine market analysis 2016

Wine Market Analysis for October-December 2016: Good News for Bordeaux and Oregon Wine

As a collector, you’re always on the hunt for the next “it” wine, and we want to help you find it. We’ve discovered and compiled the most essential wine trends from the fall quarter that will keep you ahead of the game this year, and we’ve looked into what’s happening in the global wine market, what’s likely to happen, and how it will...