Geyser Peak’s new owner is re-energizing this historic Sonoma brand, which is a top seller at Michigan supermarket chains.
Resident wine expert Sandra Silfven on all things vino
The 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau has rolled into town and Georges Duboeuf is still putting on a party. Here’s my first suggestion for your Turkey Day wine.
Wine on a budget: Get to know Australia’s FishEye brand. See reviews of the Chardonnay, Riesling and Moscato.
Bonterra has been a name in organic wines since the early 1990s. And this brand that is part of the Fetzer family is a survivor. Under a new owner it still flouirshes — and dazzles the palate.
Echelon brand from California will surprise your palate and pocketbook. You can afford the Napa Valley Chardonnay.
The 2010 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Caberent Sauvignon is an affordable 11 bucks — and it way overdelivers for the price.
This crsip, tart Pinot Grigio from the cooler regions of Italy speaks to owner Franz Haas’ passion for fine wine and art — the playful hand on the label is by noted Italian artist Riccardo Schweizer. The KRIS Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie 2010, $8-$11, is a refreshing summer treat with lemon-lime, tangerine and hints of almond on … Continue Reading →
Give the bottle a good chill, twist off the screw cap and pour yourself a summer refresher. This is modern Riesling — from the Mother Country and without any words to translate. This collaboration of Moselland in Bernkastel-Kues and U.S. importer Winebow, running $12-$13, is one smart wine from the flavors to the styling to … Continue Reading →
The Easter food circulars are out. The pressure to start planning meals and do all the foraging is on high. Might as well start thinking about buying wine now. Karen Bloomer, division wine steward at area Kroger stores, has her staffs around the Metro area well-supplied with roses, sparkling wines, Vouvrays and lighter-style reds. “Sparkling … Continue Reading →