About The 30 Second Wine Advisor

Want to learn more about wine, but you’re short on time? Welcome to Robin Garr’s 30 Second Wine Advisor™, our free e-mail bulletin about wine tasting and wine appreciation. We know your time is valuable, and we’ve designed The 30 Second Wine Advisor so as not to waste it.

Published on Fridays at least twice a month, the 30 Second Wine Advisor is concise and to-the-point. It will usually include a short article on a topic of interest; a tasting report on an interesting, affordable wine (usually under $20); wine-related links, and more. Subscribe to The 30 Second Wine Advisor (free!)

Below you will find links to 30 Second Wine Advisor articles over the past two years or so. To browse through more than 1,000 articles going back almost 20 years, click here. Although our Wine Advisor FoodLetter is not being published at this time, you can view hundreds of past editions, including recipes, by clicking here.

Recent Advisors and archives

 

Open that bottle!

Who’s No. 1 in wine?

Floods drown California drought

Rediscovering Chile

Sour Grapes: Not fake news, fake wine

A good Nouveau and a cheap Chianti

Bubbly: The chilling dilemma

Favorite “offbeat” grape?

Pascal Janvier 2015 Cuvée du Rosier Coteaux du Loir Rouge ($22.99)

Are screw caps the new normal?

Climate change and wine

Deep data and two good whites

Chardonnay re-evaluated

A summer red and a good book

Beaujolais: Super for summer?

Riesling made simple(r)

Riesling around the world

Can you say “Torrontes”?

Wine label mind games

What’s in a (grape) name?

Looking for Mr Good Chenin

Wine scores: What’s the point?

Can red wine sing without meat?

Red wine value? En Gard!

Let’s explore and taste Alsace

Riesling, I wish I could love you

For a good $10 value, call Italy

Bordeaux QPR: Mission Impossible?

Enjoying bubbly? Lose the flute.

Is QPR dying, or is it just me?

Wine list is meh? Have a cocktail!

Giving thanks for social wine

Wine after the holiday feast?

Go-to wine for the holiday table?

A little wine with your salad?

A fresh look at Lambrusco

Wine Focus: Zinfandel and its cousins

Feel the burn: Wine with fiery fare?

Eat your veggies … with wine?

La Vieille Ferme: 45 years of QPR

Loire Pinot: Rare and delicious

Exceptional Southern French white

Loire wines: A primer

Pursuing balance? Or anti-flavor wine elite?

Great pink wine. Looks white, smells red!

Do old vines make better wine?

The diversity of Italy

Earlier 30 Second Wine Advisor Archives