woman on wine with Amy Reiley
It’s proven that women are more sensitive than men to the subtleties of taste.  They also tend to give more provocative, enticing descriptions of wine. That’s why we have women do our wine writing. In her monthly column, Woman on Wine, our internationally recognized wine and spirits journalist and woman on wine Amy Reiley brings us her personal tasting notes. Get inspired to try something new from her latest wine recommendations.

Noble Vines--affordable wines from California

Affordable Wines for Romantic Occasions

Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley An inexpensive wine CAN be a perfect choice for a romantic celebration, here’s why: A few weeks ago, the marketing team for Noble Vines approached me. They pitched me on the notion that affordable wines are a viable choice for a romantic evening, be it Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, […]

try a new wine like this brut rose

Try a New Wine

Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley Now is the perfect time to expand your gastronomic horizons and try a new wine This month’s column is inspired, in part, by a shopping trip to K & L, one of the West Coast’s most interesting wine retailers. I wanted to try a new wine and this wine […]

Broadbent 10 Year Malmsey

Madeira Wines–they’ll get you in the mood

Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley I was putting the final touches on this month’s column when I was struck by a bolt of lightning. Not literally. I was invited to a tasting of Madeira wines. I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I didn’t expect was that the lineup would inspire me to scrap […]

It’s Time to Rethink Lambrusco

Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley I’ve always thought of Lambrusco as an almost toothachingly sweet drink made in mass quantities. That’s what I thought until recently… Now, I think it’s time to rethink Lambrusco. The stuff I always knew as Lambrusco was popularized in the 1970’s. It was the age of “Riunite on ice?… […]


Summer & Sancerre–what to drink during the warm months

Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley I sincerely like Sancerre. A few years ago, lauded wine critic Lettie Teague called it the Tom Hanks of wine. In other words, it’s the wine everyone likes. It may not knock your socks off, (but every once in a while, it does). And it probably isn’t going to […]