Deep Red

Six California Pinot Noirs to Try This Holiday Season

A number of California small producers are bringing back pinot noir's depth and richness.

11/21/2022 By Bob McGinn

South County Update

Hurricane Ian Damaged Multiple Local Wine Bars. Here's How They're Faring.

Now is the time to show support for these great establishments.

11/09/2022 By Bob McGinn

Deep Red

Chronic Cellars Delivers a Real Treat for Wine Lovers This Halloween

The California winery is offering horror movie recommendations and a spooky Spotify playlist to go along with its Sir Real wine.

10/26/2022 By Bob McGinn

R.I.P.

Remembering 'Two-Buck Chuck' Creator Fred Franzia: Pariah to Some, Innovator to Others

The creator of 'Two-Buck Chuck' blazed a unique trail in the wine industry.

10/05/2022 By Bob McGinn

That is the question

To Drink or Not to Drink?

Conflicting studies send contrasting messages about alcohol's effects on health.

09/21/2022 By Bob McGinn

In Vino Veritas

A New Sopranos-Themed Wine Bar Has Opened in Gulf Gate

The shop is run by Mitchell Soffer, who owns TheWinetoBuy.com.

09/07/2022 By Bob McGinn

Prize Possession

Sarasota Restaurant Wins Prestigious Wine Award

Marcello Ristorante Italiano recently received the "Best of the Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator

08/17/2022 By Bob McGinn

Bottled Up

How Local Restaurants Are Dealing With Rising Wine Prices and Delivery Delays

We spoke with chefs and owners about how they are responding to challenges in the wine world.

08/10/2022 By Bob McGinn

Withering on the vine

Extreme Heat, Droughts and Inflation Are Hitting Winemakers Hard

And, in response, wineries are consolidating and cutting costs.

07/20/2022 By Bob McGinn

Small But Mighty

Osprey Is Emerging as a Wine and Food Destination

Mel Weber recently opened Southern Vines Fine Wine & Spirits, among other new ventures in the town.

07/06/2022 By Bob McGinn

What to Buy Dad

Wine Is an Excellent Father's Day Gift

And here are some of your best bets.

06/08/2022 By Bob McGinn

Straight to the Source

Now Is a Great Time to Plan a Trip to Wine Country

The cost of going to Napa Valley has skyrocketed, but there are many less-explored and more affordable regions to visit this year.

05/18/2022 By Bob McGinn

That time of year again

Forks & Corks Is Back!

While the popular Grand Tasting won't take place this year, there are plenty of other great wine and food events happening.

05/04/2022 By Bob McGinn

Guest Star

Wine Icon Bo Barrett Visits Sarasota

Barrett, of California's Chateau Montelena, recently participated in a spectacular dinner at Michael's Wine Cellar.

04/20/2022 By Bob McGinn

Springtime traditions

How to Select the Right Wine for Easter and Passover

Wine plays an important role in the celebration of both holidays.

04/06/2022 By Bob McGinn

Globetrotting

A Part-Time Sarasota Resident Is Making a Fun New Wine Show on PBS

The show follows Liora Levi and Yolanda Año as they visit different wine regions around the world.

03/23/2022 By Bob McGinn

War and Wine

Ukrainian Winemakers Are Helping Their Country Resist the Russian Invasion

Wine bottles are being used to make Molotov cocktails.

03/08/2022 By Bob McGinn

Black History Month

African American Winemakers Are Changing the Face of the Wine Industry

"The goal is to create diversity in all levels of the wine business."

02/24/2022 By Bob McGinn

Thirst down

Forget the Beer. This Year, Break Out Some Nice Wine at Your Super Bowl Party.

And which appetizers and snacks to pair them with.

02/09/2022 By Bob McGinn

Dry Times

Cutting Your Alcohol Use in January? Try Low-Alcohol Or Alcohol-Free Wines.

Many low-alcohol or alcohol-free wines are also lacking in taste, but new brands offer alternatives.

01/19/2022 By Bob McGinn