Entries by Amy Reiley

February 2005: Think Pink!

by amy reiley Piper Heidsieck NV Rose Sauvage Dark ruby in color, the wine shows full body and a delicious cranberry tartness. Surprisingly, its only flaw might be its too overt effervescence.$$$ Taittinger NV Prestige Brut Rose This just may be the finest rose Champagne on the market. Its color, seductively salmon, is a beauty. […]

January 2005: Doing it Organic

by amy reiley In the mid-1980’s, the Fetzer family started one of the best-recognized, environmentally-conscious wineries in the world, Fetzer Vineyards. The Fetzers left their namesake winery, which continues to preserve the original ideal of organic and environmentally friendly wine production and now includes a second label, Bonterra. The Fetzer family recently return to winegrowing, […]

november 2004: seeing red (wine, that is!)

by Amy Reiley Red is the color of Christmas and it is also the color of most of the world’s finest wines. This holiday season, dress yourself in red with any or all of these saucy numbers. Patz and Hall 2002 Pinot Noir, Alder Springs Vineyard, Mendocino, CA Liquid velvet. This is one of those […]

Stickies–a collection of dazzling dessert wines

woman on wine with amy reiley When considering wines to purchase and enjoy, sweet things are all too often ignored. And for those who consider themselves aficionados of “stickies,” it’s usually France’s Sauternes region that initially tickles their fancy. But Sauternes are rare and expensive prizes. For those of us with a more practical nature, […]

August 2004: Baja Wine

woman on wine with amy reiley south of the border While the region may not be ready to take on the best of Bordeaux, the wines of Mexico’s Baja region are coming into their own. An influx of European vintners looking for affordable vineyard property has sparked the recent growth of an area in which […]