Taylor Eason

Greek wines come of age

Greece is making inroads on American shelves and wine lists. Of its 300 + indigenous varieties, though, only 8 or 10 make it into the states. Taylor recently tried some of these and was, in her words, "pretty blown away." Learn more about these Greek wines.

Jean-Marc Brocard

Jean-Marc Brocard 2011 "Kimméridgien" Bourgogne Chardonnay ($16.99)

Transparent straw color. Fresh apple aromas, but there's something more, a pleasantly earthy scent of wool and a distant, subtle hint of mandarin orange. Fresh and tart on the palate, crisp white fruit and a touch of chalky minerality; rational 12.5% alcohol, and a zippy lemon-squirt of palate-cleansing acidity. Simple and fresh but with plenty of flavor interest, it might not stand up to the gravitas of a top white Burgundy, but then, neither does its price tag.

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The Enchanting Grape

The days are finally beginning to lengthen, but it's still winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. Richard Fadeley's go-to wine in the cold days is often a brooding and earthy Syrah. He got his tasting panel together to taste a selection of Syrah (or Shiraz, as it's known Down Under). Here are their ratings and notes.