Here is my thesis, the key reason for this article: Colheitas are too often underrated and undervalued (perhaps more so in the USA than in other places like, say, Portugal itself), whereas I believe that the great Colheitas are fully the equal of the great vintage Ports, whose reputation typically overshadows them. Colheitas deserve more attention. Sometimes it seems like they get almost none here.
Over the last several years, Israeli wineries have been winning more than their fair share of international recognition and awards. When visiting any of the best Israeli wineries, the recognition they seem to hold most dear is that from Robert Parker Wine Advocate. To dive further into the subject, David Rhodes chats with The Wine Advocate's own Mark Squires about his perspective about the international wine trade and specifically about Israeli wines.* You've been writing about wines for about nearly two decades now. How has your approach or appreciation for wines changed? ...
Though Mark Squires isn't currently reviewing ciders, he notes that this release from Eve's Cidery would get a good one.
Once past the basics, there are lots of twists and turns, few of which are accounted for by a vintage chart.
Standard disclaimer: I'm sure every reviewer finds these limited selections really hard to make because there are so many options. Sometimes (not always), I pick things to make a point or spotlight a winery or region, rather than just toss out the highest scoring wines from the same places over and over again. I have agendas. And they are not always about the numbers. Either way, these all have something special. PORTUGAL Best of Table Wines (in no particular order)...
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Wine treasures great and small, lessons learned, a pitfall here, a pot of gold under the rainbow there all make up the glorious path to wine.