An “Accident” of Roussanne

It’s our first week in Paris and I’m constantly thirsty. The city has consistently kept temperatures above 85 degrees and the humidity IS NOT PLAYING. I also feel a perpetual need to walk eight miles a day and indulge in nothing but baguette and chocolate, so that could also be drying out my mouth, but…

SA Winemaker Profile: Tom Shobbrook

“The best secret to keeping wine cool on the go? Airplane sick bags.” Tom Shobbrook is full of these little kernels of WTF knowledge; one has the impression the if he wasn’t a busy winemaker, he could be Australia’s Mike Rowe. His property invokes the idea of reclusive professor in a wild college town. Having…

On Natural Wine (with Donkey & Goat)

If you follow my Instagram (shameless plug), you know that I’m obsessed with Donkey & Goat. I’m evangelical about their wines but god knows if anyone takes my advice…quite frankly I’m pleased they haven’t, because it means more for me. Way back when I was a wine novice who just knew the varietals that grew…