Stories from Peg Melnik

This week's wine picks

Standouts include a sweet zin and a creamy chardonnay.

This week's wine picks

Standouts run the gamut from a zesty sauvignon blanc to a gorgeous syrah.

Bonny Doon's Grahm 'respects raw materials'

Rhone reds are at their best when they don’t have to be “fixed.”

Wine of the Week: JC Cellars, 2011 El Diablo Vineyard

Scouting for the tastiest Rhone reds.

This week's wine picks

Look for a tasty full-bodied pinot or a deep bordeaux blend.

This week's wine picks

Must-haves include an intense sauvignon blanc and a sassy zin.

This week's wine picks

Stars include an aromatic sauvignon blanc and a tasty merlot

Wine list

Peg Melnik scopes out good value wines with the occasional splurge.

Chardonnay, alone or with a dish

Flora Springs, our wine of the week, is a striking wine with a lush texture.

Wine List: This week's picks

A tasty chardonnay and a complex pinot are among the notables.

A winning white wine and an Alsace festival

Our wine-of-the-week winner could be described as springtime in a glass.

This week's wine picks

A juicy zin and a silky white are among the winners.

Wine of the Week: Scouting for the tastiest white wines

This week's pick is Handley Cellars 2012 Anderson Valley Gewurztraminer.

Wine List: This week's picks

A sassy sauvignon blanc and a striking merlot are among this week's picks.

This week's wine list

Peg Melnik's picks for this week's wines include a few values with the occasional splurge.

Bogle zin rich in flavor, not in price

Wine-of-the-week winner is a perfect pairing for a hearty dish on a winter night.

This week's wine picks

Looking for good value wines, and the occasional splurge.

Sauvignon blanc, California style

Wine of the Week, Rutherford Ranch, 2012 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, is a smart wine with flavors that pop.

White House pours Siduri pinot at holiday parties

The most powerful leader in the free world entertains with our wine-of-the-week winner.

A recap of some of the tastiest wines of 2013

8 wines to truly celebrate during the holidays.

Wine of the Week: Schramsberg, 2009 Brut Rose

Scouting for the tastiest sparklers $36 and up.

Wine List: This week's picks

Wines run the gamut from a lovely sparkler to a bold zin.

Wine of the week: Gloria Ferrer N.V. Carneros Blanc de Noirs

A tasty sparkler with experience and imagination.

Wine List: This week's picks

A layered chardonnay and a cab with a lingering finish are among this week's picks

Fussiness pays off with winning sauvignon blanc

Winemaker Mark Rasmussen sees sauvignon blanc as the king of wine with shellfish.

Wine list: This week's picks

A lively Edna Valley sauvignon blanc and a rustic Ridge zinfandel are among this week's picks.

Winning viognier is all about the aromatics

This week's wine-of-the-week winner is Arrowood, 2011 Saralee's Vineyard, Russian River Valley Viognier.

Wine list: This week's picks

From a zin with sassy spice to a crisp and earthy pinot, this week's picks $40 and up.

Scouting for the tastiest holiday reds

Wine of the week, Barbera, goes well with seasonal favorites.

Wine List: This week's wine picks

A lively bubbly and irresistible red top this week's list.

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