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2004 Alvarez Y Diez "Mantel Blanco"

Over the years, I've tasted my share of wines from Rueda and listened to Spanish wine importers and enthusiasts rave about them. But, none of that marketing or talk ever convinced me. Sure, Spanish white is generally nice and crisp, perfect for sipping on the patio or by the pool. But no Rueda h

2003 Fourrier - Pinot Noir

What do you get when you cross old-vine Pinot Noir with an innovative, traditional estate and a vintage with drought-like weather conditions? Some of the world's most exciting red Burgundies!

Before 1994, the Fourrier estate produced wines of agreeable quality. Now, under the leadership of

2001 Gerard Chavy St. Aubin 1er Cru "En Remilly"

For the past few years, Chardonnay has been so unhip that some clever wine drinker coined the term "ABC" (Anything But Chardonnay) .

But at Crush, we like to think ABC stands for "Awesome Bottles of Chardonnay," because believe it or not, they do exist.

While the rich, oaky and viscou

Harmand-Geoffroy 2001

No new estate in Burgundy has gotten me more excited in the last year than Harmand-Geoffroy.

In the market today, discovering a new rising star has become increasingly rare due to the combination of Burgundy-mania and the sheer number of established estates producing great wines year after

2001 Ferrando "Etichetta Bianca" and NV Erbaluce Spumante Brut

Nebbiolo, the grape used to make Italian Barolos and Barbarescos, can seduce wine drinkers almost as well as Pinot Noir. Unfortunately, the seduction rarely comes quickly or cheaply. If you look hard enough, however, you'll find wines like Ferrando "Etichetta Bianca" ("white label") 2001, a Nebbi

Thanksgiving Wines

Recently had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. This was the first Thanksgiving I have experienced without my parents. They are in Florida and I had to be at Crush so it was a bit of a change for me but nonetheless it was a great time. My parents are not that big drinkers so it was nice to have more t

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