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. (We do also welcome the views of men but our two wine columnists happen to both be women.) Enter Woman on Wine.

Amy Reiley, aphrodisiac foods expert and wine writerIn her monthly column, Woman on Wine, our internationally recognized wine and spirits writer and woman on wine Amy Reiley brings us her personal tasting notes. Inspired by wine trends and sometimes just a great wine, Reiley’s column goes in-depth into wine topics you want to learn about, with tasting notes for wines you’ll be running out to try.

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Autumn Wine – 4 great wines to drink in fall

Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley Some wine experts will recommend pairing wine with certain foods or categories of foods, like “spicy foods” or “salads.” Although I’m into the concept of pairing, I’m much more into the idea of pairing your wine with the season, or perhaps with the company you’re keeping. For example, I’ll serve […]

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Paso Robles Wineries that Helped Change the California Wine Industry

Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley If you’re a fan of California wine, then you probably already know that Paso Robles is the state’s third largest producer. And you probably know that the region is known for robust reds. But you might be surprised to learn that Paso Robles wineries have a history stretching back […]

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Racy White Wines for Summer Heat

Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley I think of July as the steamy month. It may only be at the beginning of summer according to the calendar. but I always feel a bit more sticky in July than in August or September. That’s why July is the month when I always try to feature a theme […]

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Chianti Classico Reviews to Get You Excited About Italian Wine

There’s a school of thought, or perhaps a school of not giving a thought, that all wines from one country should be lumped into a category. I find myself suppressing a smile when someone refers to “French wine” or “Italian wine.” But in reality, a fine Bordeaux is to Champagne as…Southern soul food is to […]

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Domaine de Cala – you need to stock up for summer

Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley Earlier this month, I was invited to a wine dinner at the home of Joachim Splichal. If you think that name rings a bell, it should. He’s the man behind the wildly successful Patina Group restaurant empire based in Los Angeles. But if you’re into wine—especially, good value wine, […]


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