Report #36 -
The Wines of Santa Barbara
This report examines one of the most exciting wine regions in California‚ÄĒthe wine producing valleys of Santa Barbara. It is a wine region of great diversity that enjoys a cool climate for producing high quality Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and other varieties. Since the release of the movie Sideways in 2004, Santa Barbara and its wines, especially Pinot Noir, have become world famous. However, the story of the land, the winemakers, and their outstanding wines is not well known and partly motivates this report.
Report #37 - Wines of Sicily
Sicily, one of the most exciting wine regions in Italy, is producing world class premium wines from indigenous and international varieties The International Wine Review in collaboration with Assovini Sicilia, Sicily's wine producers' association, presents this comprehensive report on Sicilian wine covering all the major wine regions and vineyards of Palermo, Trapani, Marsala, Menfi, Caltanissetta, Argigento, Vitoria, Etna and Catania.
Report #38 - Wines of Washington
In 1970 Washington had just half a dozen commercial wineries; today it has over 750 with 13 different AVAs. The wines are widely recognized for producing flavorful, superbly structured wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and other varieties, but the single most planted variety is Riesling, We travel to Washington State in late June to taste wines, talk with winemakers, and tour the famous vineyards of the state. Look for our report later this year.
Report #35 - Wines of Soave
Soave is one of Italy's great white wines, In this report we profile the best producers making authentic, elegant Soave from low yielding vines planted on volcanic and calcareous soils in the Soave Classico appellation. The wines are impressively good and pair superbly with food, Over 70 of the best Soave wines are reviewed.
Report #34 - Champagne Revisited
Some of the world's most exquisite, refined wines are made in Champagne. Our new report on Champagne provides a comprehensive picture of the vineyards, the chefs de cave, and the elegant, sparkling wines of Champagne. To prepare this report, we traveled to Champagne to taste the new releases of the Grand Marques as well as the small, grower-producers. Over 250 Champagnes reviewed.
Wine & Food
Discovering the fine dining spots of Santa Barbara.
Pairing great Soave with dishes like Risotto al Nero di Seppia.
A traditional Parisian bistro in the Groupe Alain Ducasse
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Praise for the i-Wine Review
“…a terrific discussion of California Syrah”
—Stephen Anglim, Anglim Winery Paso Robles