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First of all: Who is the Alchemist???

ZAP 2012

THE ACIDITY OF WINE. A short course on acidity of wine. Learn about total acidity and pH.

WHY YOU SHOULD SERVE CHAMPAGNE COLD

MAKING CHAMPAGNE

READ HOW STORAGE TEMPERATURE AFFECTS AGING OF WINE (LONG ARTICLE)

READ HOW STORAGE TEMPERATURE AFFECTS AGING OF WINE (SHORT ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN WINE SPECTATOR)

SMELL YOUR WINE GLASS

Wines from the Cellar

NEW TASTING NOTES FOR RARITIES LIKE 1990 LEROY CLOS DE LA ROCHE

 Vintage & Wine reviews 

Before proceeding, please familiarize yourself with my unique CNFATE wine tasting system.

2005 OAKVILLE APPELLATION CABERNET SAUVIGNON VINTAGE

2005 CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON VINTAGE RATES EXCELLENT TO OUTSTANDING

2004 CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON VINTAGE RATES EXCELLENT

2004 California Zinfandel Vintage Rates Excellent

The Fabulous 1994 California Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage

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2002 CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON VINTAGE

2002 OAKVILLE APPELLATION CABERNET SAUVIGNON: A “TRY AND BUY” VINTAGE, WITH A FEW  EXCEPTIONS

2001s FROM THE OAKVILLE APPELLATION

CHECK OUT A FABULOUS 1991 ZIN & 1994 CAB

ZAP 2004

2000, 2000, WHAT ART THOU, 2000 CAB VINTAGE?

 

                                                                           Some Incredible 1990 Red Burgundy's

THREE STELLAR 1982 RED BORDEAUX

A STUNNING KISTLER CHARDONNAY

                                                           SOME 2001 BEAUTIES FROM THE OAKVILLE APPELLATION

ZAP 2004

2000, 2000, WHAT ART THOU, 2000 CAB VINTAGE?

WHY YOU SHOULD SERVE YOUR CHAMPAGNE COLD

2002 CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON VINTAGE RATES VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT

ZAP 2003  

MORE 1999s RECOMMENDED  

1999 NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON VINTAGE RATES GOOD TO EXCELLENT  

2001 CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON VINTAGE RATES EXCELLENT TO OUTSTANDING

THE FABULOUS 1990 LEROY CLOS DE LA ROCHE  

AUSTRALIA'S WOLF BLASS WINES

WINEMAKING IN BORDEAUX  

WASHINGTON STATE SYRAH: THE OUTSTANDING 1999 VINTAGE

ZAPs 11TH ANNUAL ZINFANDEL TASTING 

TASTING BERINGER CABERNET SAUVIGNON PRIVATE RESERVE: THE SBRAGIA CONNECTION  

DOES CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY AGE? CHATEAU ST. JEAN 15 YEAR VERTICAL GIVES CLUE

ARCHIVED ARTICLES   

                              

                                                                           Articles

HOW TEMPERATURE AFFECTS THE AGING OF WINE

Are you interested in how temperature affects the aging of your wine? If so, the links below will take you to articles I published on the subject:

        SHORT ARTICLE ON TEMPERATURE AND AGING OF WINE

        LONG ARTICLE ON TEMPERATURE AND AGING OF WINE