• Indigenous Grapes

    Late one evening a few years ago, I stumbled across a question in some dark corner of an online wine forum. “Can you name 100 grapes that you’ve tasted?” the user asked the oenophilic interwebs. There was even a whole organization, ...
    • 3 Jan 2020
  • Sauvignon Blanc in the Wild

    GuildSomm Staff Writer Bryce Wiatrak considers Sauvignon Blanc's successes and challenges in the New World regions of Napa Valley and New Zealand.
    • 4 Oct 2019
  • Revisiting the Bourbon Boom

    Staff Writer Bryce Wiatrak considers the bourbon boom and the developments and challenges that have emerged in the 10 years since.
    • 12 Jul 2019
  • Interview: Generational Succession

    Bryce Wiatrak interviews Marilisa Allegrini, Erwan Faiveley, Maya Dalla Valle, and José Lovaglio Balbo about the advantages, challenges, and sacrifices of keeping wineries in family hands.
    • 3 May 2019
  • Cartizze: Prosecco’s Peculiar Grand Cru

    Staff Writer Bryce Wiatrak explores the Cartizze vineyard and the unique place it holds within the category of Prosecco.
    • 11 Apr 2019
  • 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