The 2017 Burgundies Are Arriving

The 2017 Burgundies Are Arriving By Bob Lipinski Overall, the 2017 vintage in Burgundy was excellent, providing both high quality and considerable quantity. Both reds and whites have a good fruit-acid-alcohol balance. The whites are excellent; perhaps the best vintage … Continue reading

A Quartet of Bordeaux Wines

A Quartet of Bordeaux Wines By Bob Lipinski “Drinking the right wine at the right time is an art.” (Horace A. Vachell) There is little in the world more alluring than a glass of red Bordeaux wine. In Bordeaux, centuries … Continue reading

Zinfandel- America’s Grape- America’s Wine

Zinfandel- America’s Grape- America’s Wine By Bob Lipinski Zinfandel is a classic all-American grape variety, planted in virtually all of California’s grape-growing areas. It is a thin-skinned, medium-acid red grape with a mysterious past and has been grown throughout California … Continue reading

Cornacchia Wines of Italy- A Hidden Treasure

Cornacchia Wines of Italy- A Hidden Treasure By Bob Lipinski The Cornacchia Winery is situated in the region of Abruzzo (known as Abruzzi in Italy) located in a mountainous area east of Latium in the south-central part of Italy off … Continue reading

That’s “Amari:” Bittersweet Endings To Any Meal

That’s “Amari:” Bittersweet Endings To Any Meal By Bob Lipinski Amari (plural of amaro), the Italian term for “bitters,” refers to distilled spirits containing an infusion of bittering “botanicals” such as herbs, roots, or barks. Some of the many botanicals … Continue reading

Recent Discoveries- Wines & Spirits

Recent Discoveries- Wines & Spirits By Bob Lipinski As an author and professional taster, I generally taste and evaluate more than 100 alcoholic beverages (wine, spirits, beer, and saké) per week. Some are good, some are very good to excellent, … Continue reading