Wine Articles & Reviews

At the Amateur Gastronomer our aim is to make wine fun and approachable for all experience levels.

New or unique wines, exciting or lesser known wine regions, splurge-worthy bottles or great values, we’re always on the hunt.

Every wine has a story.
We want to share that story – and a sip – with you.

You can search for wines by grape, style, country, region, vintage or price point. Use the topics cloud in the right column, or click on one of these links to get started:

White Wines
Rosé Wines
Red Wines
Sparkling Wines
Under $20

You can also take a look at recent wine articles:

Libertà Toscana IGT 2012

Want to find something new? Try these:

Like Pinot Grigio? Try Picpoul de Pinet.
Like Chardonnay? Try Ribolla de Gialla.
Like Pinot Noir? Try Tibouren.
Like Malbec? Try Carmenere.
Like Champagne? Try Cava or Crémant d’Alsace.

Wines are received as samples, purchased from stores, or tasted at trade events or during media trips to wine regions. No preferential treatment is given to non-purchased wines.

To contact Robin Alix Austin or to inquire about sending wine samples, email

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