• A California Chardonnay that widened my horizons, a Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo that knocked my socks off, and a not-to-miss tasting in Houston

    10 monthes ago - By Do Bianchi

    More than once, a mea culpa has been published on this blog: I was wrong about California wine .
    My experience writing and editing for the Slow Wine Guide to the Wine of California has really reshaped my perceptions of the wines from my home state.
    Like many people in my generation coming up in wine, I toed the party lines: California Chardonnay is overly oaky and lacks acidity; California Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are overly oaky, excessively extracted and fruit-forward, etc .
    But over the course of my tastings and winery visits for Slow Food publishing, it became abundantly clear to...
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