Favorite Best-Buy Wines of 2021

The Vintage Wine Tasters sampled more wines in 2021 than any other year of our 11-year history. We met in person the last half of the year, no more Zoom. Thank you, Moderna and Pfizer. In addition to our tastings, I tasted several other wines over … [Continue reading]

Wine from Two Old Timers

When we began to explore the Napa Valley, there were only a small number of wineries where we could tour and taste wines. The time was in the late 1960s and early '70s. The Charles Krug Winery and the Robert Mondavi Winery were two favorite wineries … [Continue reading]

Thanksgiving Wine Tips

Best wines for Thanksgiving

Best wines for Thanksgiving are the ones you like Thanksgiving wine tips - Which wines? What wines should you bring or serve for Thanksgiving? Each year this topic is covered in hundreds of articles and blog posts. The bottom line, there is … [Continue reading]

The Case for Chianti Classico Wines

It is the Sangiovese grape that primarily makes Chianti Classico wines. The wines tend to be medium-bodied, graced with acidity, red fruit, and dried herbs. Some consider Chianti wines to be the ultimate food-friendly wine. We love it with any … [Continue reading]

Two Cabs, One Zin, One Renegade

View from the Daou Vineyards garden tasting area Paso Robles red wines we like The Vintage Wine Tasters recently blind tasted several red wines from Paso Robles. We have four wines to recommend, all under the $20 price range. Paso Robles has … [Continue reading]

More Great Spanish Red Wines

Last time, we reviewed the fantastic tasting 2015 Bodegas LAN Reserva. In this article, we add two more great Spanish reds to try, both terrific wine values. A delicious Tempranillo - 2017 Cune Crianza 2017 Cune Crianza Rioja The 2017 Cune … [Continue reading]