Friday, October 10, 2008


We know that sometimes wine buying can be intimidating (which wine goes well with pesto sauce? What do all these wine ratings really mean? If I need to buy a gift for my boss where do I even begin?), but it can also be a really great experience if you just have a little bit of easy to understand information to guide your way. We started this blog to do just that!

Through a wide range of community created content and advice and tips from our very own sommeliers, we hope to use this blog as a place to help you discover great new wines from all over the world, whether you are shopping for yourself or sending a gift. We will share some of our favorite wine lists, like our most popular list the “90+ Rated Wines Under $20” which includes the highest rated wines (according to independent wine critics such as Wine Spectator and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) or our list of “94+ Point Rated Wines” for our real connoisseurs. We’ll even share some of the great wine lists and reviews created by our community, such as this good review of the 02 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. And of course we’ll also give you some good advice on some of those really difficult subjects – how do you deal with the professional rating systems? What are great bottles to give as gifts? How do you host a great wine tasting party? And what to do about Thanksgiving dinner!

So kick back with a nice glass of 06 d'Arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier, check back often and let us know what you think! We are here to be your wine resource on the web and are excited to hear your comments and suggestions.

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