Technically WSET II but I also write plays, jokes, and the occasional diatribe. You'll find me waxing on about Riesling and other German delights.
Wine Folly’s Sparkling 16 Tournament
Wine Folly is getting down to the bottom of the question “Which Sparkling wine is the most popular?” with the Sparkling 16 Tournament.
Tasting Challenge: Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon
Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon graces the final 34 Wines Tasting Challenge. Join us for the last delicious wine in the series.
Tasting Challenge: Spanish Rosado
This week’s challenge tastes Spanish Rosado. Our tasting challenge heads to the finish line with the bubblegum pink wine of Provence.
Tasting Challenge: French Gewürztraminer
Discover how a distinctly German grape became a French wine superstar. This week’s tasting challenge sips on Gewürztraminer.
Tasting Challenge: Greek Assyrtiko
Assyrtiko wine originates from the famously beautiful island of Santorini. This week’s challenge will conjure sunshine and sunny beaches.
Tasting Challenge: Tawny Port
This week, we’ll be tasting Portuguese Port, and discussing the inhospitable region that’s led to this highly prized dessert wine.
Tasting Challenge: Austrian Zweigelt
What happens when red grapes are grown in the higher altitudes and cooler climates of Austria? This week we taste Austrian Zweigelt.
Tasting Challenge: French Viognier
French Viognier came close to dying out. Jump into this week’s challenge to learn about a tasty, complex wine and how it almost vanished.
Tasting Challenge: Spanish Sherry
Often misunderstood, this week’s challenge dives into Dry Sherry. Learn why this fortified wine may be perfect for your palate.
Tasting Challenge: Greek Xinomavro
With a reputation for being a value Italian wine, it’s easy to overlook Xinomavro, but there’s complexity and power in this week’s tasting.
Tasting Challenge: Italian Prosecco
Prosecco may be cheaper bubbly, but it still has bottles worth sipping and savoring. Dive into this week’s challenge to learn more.
Tasting Challenge: American Cabernet Franc
A lesser known yet equally delicious wine from Napa – Cabernet Franc – is this week’s tasting challenge. Jump in to learn more.
Tasting Challenge: Tavel Rose
Tavel Rosé will redefine pink wine when it hits your palate. Jump into this week’s tasting challenge to learn about the wine of raconteurs.
Tasting Challenge: Austrian Orange Wine
Orange wines are among the oldest styles of wine, yet aren’t often seen on the table. Dive in to learn about an ancient and delicious oddity.
Tasting Challenge: South African Pinotage
Pinotage began life as cheap wine. Discover how South Africa’s winemakers have been taking this full-bodied wine to a whole new level.
Tasting Challenge: California Roussanne Blend
Even for white wine lovers, Roussanne is rarer than you’d expect. Dive in to discover the role this grape plays in the wines you love.
Tasting Challenge: Italian Primitivo
What’s in a name? Find out what makes Primitivo an Italian wine that you have to try, distinct from its many doppelgängers.
Tasting Challenge: Austrian Grüner Veltliner
Learn about Grüner Veltliner – a wine steeped in the winemaking traditions of Austria. Acidic and flinty, capturing Austria in the glass.
Tasting Challenge: French Sauternes
Discover how the Sauternes region of France can go from moldy grapes to one of the most treasured dessert wines in the world.
Tasting Challenge: Spanish Tempranillo
Spanish Tempranillo will restore your faith in oak-aged wines. Jump in the Wine Tasting Challenge and discover the delicious bounty of Rioja.
Tasting Challenge: Chenin Blanc
The bright and juicy wine of South Africa takes the tasting challenge to bright coastlines, warm weather, and great wine.
Tasting Challenge: Chilean Carménère
Chilean Carménère is brazen, it’s brassy, and a well crafted can offer up complex aromas at a fraction of the price of its Bordeaux cousins.
Tasting Challenge: Italian Pinot Grigio
Some of the best red wines in the world come out of Italy. But learn from Pinot Grigio: don’t sleep on Italian white wine.
Tasting Challenge: American Pinot Noir Rosé
This tasting challenge looks at Pinot Noir Rosé and defies the age-old myth that loving rosé wine is only for basic wine drinkers.