Simone Popov


32 stories by Simone Popov

Behind the Label[Vol. 3]: Bourgogne/Burgundy

Burgundy is all the rage these days. I love the region and am always on the prowl...

Mar 11 · 5 min read >

Domaine Dardagny[Imports] and Building a Home for Swiss Wines in California.

I first met Dylan Stine and Brandon Austin at an anniversary event for the San Francisco Wine School, where...

Feb 15 · 7 min read >

Wine Trends [Vol.2]: The Inescapable Napa Cabernet Daddy

Welcome to Wine Trends, a tongue-in-cheek look at the world of wine and its inhabitants.  On today's episode, the...

Jan 21 · 4 min read >

Wines of the Heart [Vol.6]: Not all that Sparkles is Champagne

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery . -Oscar Wilde  Few wines...

Dec 17 · 6 min read >

30 under $30: Affordable Wine [Vol.3]

AKA: It’s about f#@ing time! After eight months full of distractions and mind-altering/elevating substances, it’s high time to land...

Dec 2 · 7 min read >

The Joy of Nouveau: In Defense of Beaujolais’ Much-Maligned Style

Le  Nouveau est arrivé Drinking wine is a joyous, irreverent, and convivial experience. Drinking Beaujolais ; even more...

Nov 20 · 4 min read >

Jaume Balaguer and the Changing Times of Priorat

Join me as I explore the beautiful, secluded, powerful region of Priorat with the help of Jaume Balaguer, one...

Oct 24 · 7 min read >

Wines of the Heart [Vol.5]: Tenerife

A selection of incredible, delicious, red, white, and sparkling wine from the subtropical Spanish island of Tenerife.

Sep 19 · 6 min read >

What are the Wine Scholar Programs? [And should you take them?]

In this very technical article, let’s look at the Wine Scholar...

Aug 30 · 4 min read >