The Search for the Great New World Pinot Gris

Richard Jones
By Richard Jones, PQ Monthly

We all know Oregon’s most widely grown grape varietal, don’t we?
Yep! It’s Pinot noir, the varietal that makes French Burgundies – pardon the redundancy – tremble in their Sirugues. Good! So what’s the winer-up varietal …

Soul-Warming Wine for Wicked Weather

Richard Jones
By Richard Jones, PQ Monthly

If your taste in literature runs to tales of 1800 Barons, Counts, Dukes and Earls, you can envision bitterly cold winds scouring the moors and a huge, dark castle. Within, a roaring fireplace warms the …

A red wine for those who hate red wines

By Richard Jones, PQ Monthly
Richard Jones

You adore red wine, but your partner does not?  Or vice versa?  They’re too rough, too tart, too sour? Too dry — lacking in fruit?

Maybe you just invited the wrong red to dinner.

Try this one …

Purple Elbows: January/February 2013

Cellaring — the basic game plan for the ultimate red wine experience
By Richard Jones, PQ Monthly

Richard JonesIf you labor under the tragic misfortune of having a passion for elegant well-aged red wines, you will have noticed that very few wine …

Purple Elbows: August/September 2012

What does Chardonnay taste like without the window dressing?

 

By Richard Jones, PQ Monthly

 

Richard Jones

The world’s most prestigious white wine? By all odds that would be Chardonnay. It crops up on the hills of eastern France, along the west coast of …

Purple Elbows: April/May 2012

Here’s to your health — and to not getting kicked out of a tasting room
Purple Elbows, by Richard Jones, PQ Monthly

 

Richard Jones

Dear old Louie Pasteur called wine the cleanest and healthiest of beverages. Yeah, he pasteurized milk, but he didn’t …