Entries by Amy Reiley

Think Pink!

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. In flavor, it […]

Doing it Organic

  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, with a […]

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, […]

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 […]