• Seyssuel & Its AOP Quest

    Bryce Wiatrak considers Seyssuel, a region just north of Côte Rôtie, outlining its history, modern resurgence, and quest for AOP status.
    • 22 Feb 2019
  • The Dessert Desert

    GuildSomm Staff Writer Bryce Wiatrak explores the historic dessert wine regions of the Douro Valley, Tokaj, Sauternes, and Pantelleria, where dry wine sister categories now flourish as well.
    • 3 Jan 2019
  • The Winding Path to Prestige Rosé

    “The problem with rosé is you’re asking too many things that are different,” Daniel Ravier, winemaker at Bandol’s esteemed Domaine Tempier, says. The wine must be “fresh, but not too acidic; round, but not too muc...
    • 2 Nov 2018
  • Tempranillo Wars

    Bryce Wiatrak discusses five ways in which typical categorization of Rioja and Ribera del Duero producers as either traditional or modern ignores important nuances within the regions.
    • 11 May 2018
  • Decoding Amarone: Inside Italy’s Most Idiosyncratic Red Wine

    Amarone's unique profile can pose a challenge to beverage directors looking to incorporate it into their programs. But the diversity of expressions bottled by Valpolicella’s top producers also creates a breadth of opportunities.
    • 2 Nov 2017