Wednesday’s Weekly Wine List

Every Wednesday in this space I’ll share wines, $20 and under, that have been reviewed in various sectors of the wine press, often grouped around a particular theme.  I’ve chosen $20 as the cut-off point because, based on casual conversations with friends and family, along with what I know from working retail, there’s no reason […]

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Sinus Envy: Wine Tasters, Wine Taste

A recent study by Penn State’s Sensory Evaluation Center concluded that professional wine critics, tasters, and dedicated collectors, what one journalist dubbed “specialist oenophiles,” have taste buds and sensory apparatuses that differ significantly from those of the general population. In an interview with the British paper The Telegraph, Professor John Hayes, director of the center, […]

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