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Chardonnay, the perfect breakfast wine. That is according to some winemakers, who drink it while dipping their toes in the stream and eating bacon and eggs. I like it with buttermilk fried chicken, a lobster roll or a Cobb Salad as well. Each year, this happy grape gets its own day. This year it is Thursday, May 21st, right ahead of, for some, an unprecedented Shelter in Place Memorial Day Weekend. Whatever your circumstances, take a look at some of our favorites from the team at Planet Grape Wine Review, including several from Jackson Family Wines tasted virtually with their super engaging educator, Master Sommelier Thomas Price.” Happy dipping!

 

An array of pleasant wines mostly under $30 for everyday drinking.

Grab a wine glass and let't travel to Ron Rubin Winery!

Eden Rift wines are a reason to re-examine this historic California valley.

As a category, rosés have more in common than do most types of wine.

Mother’s Day is here and we know where we will be celebrating – at home! Why not make the best of it with a few well-selected wines that are sure to please the mom in your life or in your customer list – add any of these easily available wines to a curbside pick-up or delivery box.

The consensus here at Planet Grape Wine Review was to include a few brunch friendly esoteric and lighter whites as well as several fine and feminine Pinot Noirs, one of them a special selection by panelist Dr. Liz Thach, Master of Wine.

Mothers have favorites. Their favorite pie, perfume and presents. If they drink alcohol, they also have preferences. Here is a wrap up of diverse drinks that may please her during the quarantine.

Coppo Winery is about quality wine, not quantity infused with a sense of ethics, attention to detail, perfection, passion for the land and a vision for the future.

As spring wafts right in, we do some counter-programming with a case of reds, including a couple of Portos.

It’s here, one of our favorite days of the year at PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW, Sauvignon Blanc Day! To kick off the celebration, New Zealand’s US Brand Ambassador extraordinaire, David Strada, personally delivered a meal box of baby shrimp, iceberg wedge salad with green goddess dressing, Hake chowder and Salmon with black lentils and carrots from Chef Parke Ulrich of Waterbar, Epic Steak, and Mersea on Treasure Island. In non-pandemic times we would meet on the isle at Mersea to share this meal and taste wines together. Our plating skills are not like those of a chef so there are no images of the delicious meal, but we do have lots of wine reviews to share. Here are our top picks for #SauvBlancDay 2020!

Creativity in the kitchen when supplies are low is the new normal. Enjoying a glass of wine is a given!

Food and drink writers are bombarded with requests to honor special days. So let’s raise our white wine glasses to Moms and our Tequila shot glasses to Mexicans for a day everywhere.

This Wednesday, April 22nd, marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. With factories closed, fewer cars on the road and people sheltering at home, skies are cleaner, grass is greener, and animal populations are booming and spreading back out. It is amazing to see a happier planet, if not its human population for a time.

At Planet Grape Wine Review we like to feature wines that come from grapes farmed naturally, sustainably, organically or biodynamically and are produced in non-interventionist methods, as the following do. Celebrate Earth Day with one of our picks or ask your local distributor or merchant to recommend one.

Join me on a virtual tour and tasting of Mirabella sparkling wines!

With the April holidays, we say goodbye to cold weather and look ahead to sunnier days.

Etruscans in the first century and later Romans produced wine here in the sun-drenched hills of Gaiole in Chianti in the heart of Tuscany. In 1051, St. Giovanni Gualberto, founder of the Vallumbrosan order of Benedictine monks, established the abbey or “Badia” of Good Harvest “Coltibuono.” His monks may have been the first to cultivate Sangiovese in Tuscany.

How to enjoy a visit to Sicily while sheltering in place!

COVID-19 has changed the marketplace, but here is a way you can come out of the chaos, perhaps stronger because of it.

Wine subscription box services can be an alternative revenue stream for wineries.

Rupert Symington enjoys sharing stories of his family’s heritage in the Douro Valley. But he’s also a innovative leader in the modern port trade.

J. Lohr Winemaker Kristen Barnhisel reaches new heights in a traditionally male-dominated role.

Polyphenols in wine may help fight cavities and gum disease.

Ushering in spring with some delightful rosés from around the world.

Make the best of a bad situation by opening a good bottle of wine - all by yourself.