Lagier Meredith Andrew Jefford

The more vineyards you visit, the more quickly you become inured to their attractions. Yes, that summer lunch under the…

DWWA judging process

The distinction between wine writing (entertainingly educational, embracing all of wine’s cultural depth) and wine criticism (a consumer service, concerned…

"This rain," said winegrower Thierry Navarre, staring cheerfully out of his cellar windows at the forbidding clouds swirling around the…

Premiere Napa Valley Auction

Why buy wine at auction? After another affluent year in the salerooms, it seems as if auction purchasers enjoy paying…

Jefford tasting

He’s moved since my last visit, but since he wishes to remain strictly anonymous (a secret agent of sorts) I’d…