2015 Bella Grace Vineyards Grenache Blanc Amador County

by Meg Houston Maker “As if pears had been soaked in bay leaf…” This estate-grown Grenache Blanc was fermented in stainless steel and released within four months of harvest. The color is an improbably pale yellow, like spring sunlight on water. The fragrance is correct for Grenache Blanc, but faint, with muted suggestions of Asian pear, quince, […]

5 wines made for sipping and light meals

By Dave McIntyre Columnist, Food June 4 (Deb Lindsey /For The Washington Post) Two rosés and two whites, perfect for patio sipping and light meals, highlight this week’s list. For good measure, we add a stellar Lodi zinfandel for those burgers and steaks off the grill. GREAT VALUE Victor Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel 2013 ★ […]

Wines of Tejo Seminar in DC

by Angela Logomasini In April, wine educators, sommeliers, and writers gathered for lunch at Barcelona Wine Bar to taste and learn about the wines from Portugal’s Tejo wine region. Located about an hour drive from Lisbon, Tejo lies inland along the banks of the Tejo River (also known as the Tagus River), which flows south […]

Once the sun reappears, you’ll want to open any of these 5 wines

By Dave McIntyre Columnist, Food (Deb Lindsey /For The Washington Post) In hopes of warm, sunny weather and meals on the patio, here are two rosés and a crisp white to drink with appetizers, and two reds for when the meat comes off the grill. — D.M. Force of Nature Red Wine 2013 ★ ★ […]

6 Kosher for Passover Wines to Try

By Dave McIntyre Columnist, Food   (Goran Kosanovic/For The Washington Post) Recommendations ★ ★ ★Exceptional  ★ ★Excellent ★Very Good There’s no reason you can’t have a good-quality wine that’s kosher for Passover. Here are six to add to those I’ve recommended in the past few weeks. Castra Rubra Pendar 2010 ★ ★ Thracian Valley, Bulgaria, $20 […]