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Happy New Year 2022

The Cheap Wine of the Year 2022 shortlist

Wine of the week: Corvezzo Prosecco Extra Dry NV

Winebits 730: The “end of the year, and aren't we glad“ edition

New Year’s sparkling wine 2021

Happy Holidays 2021

Mini-reviews 152: The night before Christmas Eve Edition

Wine of the week: Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap Red 2019

Winebits 729: Wine bottles, Eyrie Vineyards, robots

Expensive wine 151: Bellavista Franciacorta Cuvee Brut

Christmas wine 2021

The Wine Curmudgeon's favorite posts of 2021

Wine of the week: Moulin de Gassac Guilhem White 2020

Winebits 728: Wine snobs, wine and health, French wine

It’s a Wonderful Wine Life

The WC video: Holiday wine tips one more time

Winecast 65: Fred Peterson on owning a winery, making wine in California, and staying in business

Wine of the week: Banfi Centine Red 2019

Winebits 727: Restaurant wine, wine scores, wine trends

Wine scores not only refuse to die, but seem to be increasing like the spawn of devil

Holiday shocker: Hundreds of FedEx packages were dumped in a ravine

The blog’s holiday, 2022 $10 Hall of Fame, and Cheap Wine of the Year schedule

Wine of the week: Protocolo Blanco 2019

Winebits 726: Alcohol regulation, wine barrels, wine bottles

Holiday wine gift guide 2021

Mini-reviews 151: Black Friday edition 2021

Happy Thanksgiving 2021

Wine of the week: Les Dauphins Reserve Rose 2020

Winebits 725: Franzia holiday outfits, sommelier scandal, Big Wine

Expensive wine 150: Balletto Vineyards Chardonnay 2017

Thanksgiving wine 2021

Birthday Week essay 2021: The WC’s plan to save the wine business from itself

Wine of the week: La Vieille Ferme Rouge 2019

Winebits 724: Happy 14th birthday to the blog

Five things the Wine Curmudgeon learned in moving the blog from free to paid

Seven things that should be banned from the holiday wine experience

Pat Brennan, 1942-2021

Wine of the week: Cono Sur Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Winebits 723: Ingredient labels, Kevin Zraly, wine theft

Will listing bottle weights in wine reviews help save the planet?

Why aren’t we drinking more Portuguese wine?

The blog’s year end, holiday, and 2022 $10 Hall of Fame and Cheap Wine of the Year schedule

Wine of the week: Herdade do Esporao Assobio 2017

Winebits 722: Big Beer, Bordeaux scandal, Patagonia wine

The Great Wine Supply Chain Kerfuffle of 2021

Halloween wine tales 2021

Winecast 64: Paul Tincknell and wine's failure to address the neo-Prohibitionists

Wine of the week: Louis Jadot Macon-Villages 2020

Winebits 721: Hard seltzer, Ohio, food trends

Is chenin blanc finally becoming respectable?

Mini-reviews 150: Nielson, Donnata, Old Soul, Scheurebe

Do younger wine drinkers prefer imported wine?

Wine of the week: Mas Janeil Les Hauts de Janeil Syrah-Grenache 2015

Winebits 720: Ancient wine, mocktails, North Korea

Expensive wine 149: Vina Maquis Viola 2014

Suck on this, premiumization: 14 bottles of wine for $148

Ingredient labels are coming to wine in Europe

Wine of the week: Scaia Garganega Chardonnay 2020

Winebits 719: Grey Poupon, Halloween wine, wine growlers

One day in Rome

Please, wine business, don’t market your product like this

Shocking news: Wine with dinner won’t kill you

Wine of the week: Mont Gravet Carignan 2019

Winebits 718: Premiumization, anti-trust, postal service wine delivery

Ask the WC 30: BYOB, wine for friends, California fires

Is there good news for wine delivery on the horizon?

Three signs the wine apocalypse is a lot closer than you think

Wine of the week: Balnea Verdejo 2019

Winebits 717: Winespeak, DoorDash, supermarket wine

Winecast 63: Chris Keel and the independent retailer during the pandemic

Mini-reviews 149: Naia, Milagro, Luberri, Sunshine Bay

By the Bottle features the Wine Curmudgeon

Wine of the week: Parducci Cabernet Sauvignon Small Lot 2018

Winebits 716: Eating at home, Italian imports, "waxsplaining"

Wine to drink when everyone (and it does seem like everyone) wants to buy your house

Bring on Bogle’s ghost story writing contest!

Hard seltzer’s popularity may be waning; can the wine business finally relax?

Wine of the week: Rickshaw Sauvignon Blanc California 2018

Winebits 715: Lawsuit, expensive wine, direct shipping


Expensive wine 148: Marichal Tannat Grand Reserve "A" 2018

Winecast 62: Kimberly Johnson, Philosophy Winery

Update: Yes, the wine supply chain is out of whack

Wine of the week: Henry Fessy Gamay Noir

Winebits 714: IHOP wine, Pierce's Disease, wine capsules

Labor Day 2021

"We aren't porn stars anymore:" SNL takes on wine marketing

Labor Day wine 2021

Wine of the week: Casa Ferreirinha Planalto 2019

Winebits 713: Sommelier arson, restaurant wine, Waters Edge

Have Portuguese blends become the best value in red wine?

Mini-reviews 148: Abacela, Raeburn, Chronic Cellars, Rose All Day

Wine and food pairings 14: Mom's chicken parmigiana

Wine of the week: El Coto Rioja Crianza 2016

Winebits 712: Parsing the Gallup drinking survey

Stop the presses! The US is not falling down in a drunken stupor

Beer drinkers -- and Big Beer – love nutrition facts labels

Wine’s generation gap may be even bigger than we think

Wine of the week: La Vieille Ferme Blanc 2020

Winebits 711: Anti-trust, Champagne crisis, wine investments

Follow-up: Convenience store wine’s surge in popularity

Poor, poor pitiful merlot?

Ask the WC 29: Birthday gifts, larger bottles, and on-line

Wine of the week: CVNE Cune Rioja Crianza 2016

Winebits 710: Villa Maria bankruptcy, ancient wine, wine marketing

Expensive wine 147: Laherte Freres Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature NV

Welcome to the terrors of ultra-premiumization

10 years of premiumization -- and all the damage that has been done

Wine of the week: Saget La Petite Perriere Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Winebits 709: Sommelier arson, wine delivery, hat etiquette

Convenience stores to the rescue!

Update: Porch wine for the long, hot summer

Winecast 61: Michael Wangbickler and what comes next for wine

Wine of the week: McManis Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Winebits 708: Three-tier, direct shipping, Big Food

Follow-up: Wine, younger consumers, and cooking shows

Mini-reviews 147: Lost Eden, Balletto, Rodney Strong, The Crossings

High-alcohol, unpleasant wines: The Trump tariff legacy

Wine of the week: Domaine de Pellehaut Harmonie de Gascogne 2020

Winebits 707: On-line wine, sommeliers, Beaujolais Nouveau

Whatever happened to the post-pandemic wine boom?

2001: An Expensive Wine Odyssey

Why don’t younger people drink wine? Because it’s not on the cooking shows they watch

Wine of the week: Caldora Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018

Winebits 706: Chateau Ste. Michelle sale, restaurant wine, Total Wine

Expensive wine 146: Smith-Madrone Riesling 2017

Winecast 60: Mike Dunne and quality, affordable California wine

Is organic wine quality better just because it’s organic?

Wine of the week: McManis Viognier 2018

Winebits 705: Drink Local, glass bottles, ancient wine

Fourth of July 2021

Ask the WC 28: Wine Curmudgeon ethics, sweet red wine, and wine spending

Fourth of July wine 2021

Wine of the week: Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Winebits 704: Champagne glasses, consolidation, wine trends

Barefoot wine review 2021: Merlot and Crisp White Spritzer

Mini-reviews 146: AIX, Marques de Caceres, Ponga, Clean Slate

Laser Cat strikes another blow against wine snobs and overpriced wine

Wine of the week: Vinho verde 2021

Winebits 703: Underage drinking, restaurant wine, “cult wines”

Update: Wines prices 2021 – wine and the law of supply and demand

Update: Wine prices 2021 – the Trump wine tariff is finally dead

Father's Day wine 2021

Wine of the week: Cusumano Nero d'Avola 2019

Winebits 702: Premiumization, Smithsonian, wine bottles

Expensive wine 145: Justin Isosceles 2016

20 percent off the WC newsletter for Father's Day

How to taste wine -- if you want to be really annoying about it

Lawmakers introduce bill to let U.S. Postal Service deliver beer, wine, and spirits

Wine of the week: Domaine Bousquet Sparkling Rose Brut NV

Winebits 701: Focus groups, mergers, restaurant wine

Pandemic or no, e-commerce wine is here to stay

Winecast 59: Eric Orange of LocalWineEvents on wine post-pandemic

Liquor law face-off 2: More state law silliness

Wine of the week: Vision Gruner Veltliner 2019

Winebits 700: Sunday wine sales, tasting room fees, imported wine

Memorial Day 2021

Mini-reviews 145: Even more rose reviews 2021

Memorial Day and rose 2021

Wine of the week: La Vieille Ferme Rose 2020

Winebits 699: Wild boars, pandemic drinking, liquor lawsuit

The seventh annual do-it-yourself wine review

Worf: "I will accept premiumization"

Yes, we were drinking less during the pandemic

Wine of the week: Barossa Valley Estate GSM 2017

Winebits 698: Layoffs, wine prices, wine consumption

Pandemic pricing: Are we trying to buy less expensive wine?

Three wines that give the WC more reason to worry about the future of the wine business

Six wine questions to answer as we come out of the pandemic

Wine of the week: Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap White 2019

Winebits 697: Sauvignon blanc shortage, restaurant wine, Fred Tasker

Wine and food pairings 13: Crawfish etouffee

Alexa, who is the Wine Curmudgeon?

Mother's Day wine 2021

Wine of the week: L'Onesta Lambrusco di Sorbara NV

Winebits 696: Wine tariff, Walmart, wine tourism

Expensive wine 144: Pio Cesare Cortese di Gavi 2018

TV wine ad review: This Premier Estates commercial was so tasteless it was banned

Ernest Hemingway, wine, and writing about wine

Wine of the week: Familia Zuccardi Malbec Serie A 2019

Winebits 695: Wine consumption, legal weed, wine prices

Is Gallo about to change the idea of winery tasting rooms forever?

Mini-reviews 144: Pinot grigio, MAN, Altano, Gavi

Ohio regulators: Why can’t wine writers get samples in your state?

Wine of the week: Mimi en Provence Grande Reserve 2019

Winebits 694: Wine packaging, convenience store wine, Pio Boffa

Update: Wine prices 2021

Wine history lesson 3: Bring on the French wine!

Buying supermarket wine during the pandemic

Wine of the week: Les Hauts de Lagarde Blanc 2020

Winebits 693: Wine marketing, wine lawsuit, Big Beer wine

Expensive wine 132: Vina Maquis Lien 2016

Ask the WC 27: Pandemic wine sales, red Burgundy, wine competitions

Welcome back, restaurants: Please let wine drinkers help you return to normal

Wine of the week: Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2018

Winebits 692: Barefoot, wine thefts, wine influencers

Shocking news: Wine tastes better when it costs more money, even when it doesn’t

Winecast 58: Dave Falchek of the American Wine Society and wine drinking during the pandemic

April Fool’s 2021 wine post

Pandemic study: We’re cooking at home and we want our wine

Wine of the week: Badenhorst The Curator 2019

Winebits 691: Cocktails-to-go, wine bars, Grape-Nuts

Wine to drink when you’ve had quite enough of spam phone calls

Mini-reviews 143: Citra, albarino, Lucky Rock, Chianti

Did independent convenience stores and small grocers do better during the pandemic than traditional wine retailers?

Wine of the week: Flaco Tempranillo 2019

Winebits 690: Liquor laws, Millennials, wine lawsuits

Expensive wine 142: Eden Rift Estate Pinot Noir 2018

Leading wine experts call for ingredient and nutrition labels

TV wine ads: Bring on the Hallmark Channel wine! (Yes, that Hallmark Channel)

Wine of the week: Garofoli Macrina 2019

Winebits 689: Treasury cheap wines, Steven Spurrier, Grocery Outlet

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Pop culture wines 2021

The blog moves to a paid newsletter on Monday

Who is the greatest cheap wine expert in the world?

The dilemma of wine availability, why you’re so angry about it, and why it just won’t go away

Wine of the week: d'Arenberg The Stump Jump 2017

Winebits 688: The “three more reasons why I worry about the future of the wine business” edition

Six things to know about the suspension of the European wine tariff -- and why they’re almost all good

Supermarket wine sales during the pandemic

Ask the WC 26: Wine gifts, supermarket wine, blog ads

Cheap wine that's worth drinking

Robert Whitley, 1950-2021