Simone Popov


30 stories by Simone Popov

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 >

A Vermut Daze; Day Drinking in Barcelona

Something has always felt therapeutic about grabbing a drink at a bar while the sun is up. The idea...

Jul 29 · 6 min read >

Wines of the Heart Vol.4: Summer 2023

Summer Wines of the Heart 7.9.2023 It took some time, but summer is finally upon us. In all honesty,...

Jul 19 · 3 min read >