Mendoza Vineyards 2011 “1907” Malbec, Mendoza

Sometimes writing up a wine adds more questions than it answers. First of all, who is the winery?  Mendoza Vineyards is the winery on record, but they are a logistics and private label/control brand company. They make wine for other wineries, not themselves.  No...

Calamaco 2010 Reserva Malbec

Argentinian Wine Reviews   At first very quiet, the flavors expand like a peacock. Increasingly fun and rich, it brings eucalyptus and mocha first, then crushed blackberries with a wave of soft round tannins. Complexity is layered into the mix with wet leather,...

Cabernet Sauvignon Smackdown

The top bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon reviewed at Epikur Magazine. From Tuscany to Bordeaux to Napa Valley and South Africa: This list includes the best of the best bottles of Cab Sauv currently available, and the ones with the best quality to price ratio.

Krunch went Yelp

A small little wine school in Chicago is getting a whole lot of attention. Master Sommelier (and runner up in the International Silly Name Contest)  Krunch Kretschmar has unwittingly discovered how to build a virtual nuclear warhead with nothing but social media....

Italian Pick of the Week : Signore Dettori

Tenute Dettori 2003 Tudori “Badde Nigolosu”, Sardegna Attending a large scale wine tasting with over 150 producers represented reminds me of a major league tryout camp – there are the usual suspects who always turn up, a couple of can’t miss...