Splendor in the Glass

Arturo Ciompi's blog on wine

Radio spots

In the early 1990s, five-minute radio spots were all the rage.  Remember Jean Shepherd, and Andrei Codrescu?   Our NPR affiliate, WUNC-FM, asked me to do a weekly wine spot for them, and I was glad to comply!  It was then distributed by NPR to many of its southern affiliates.  Take a listen, and remember that these were aimed at the “general” listener, not necessarily sophisticates. Any prices mentioned are also from so many years back… unfortunately!


California Zinfandel

Chateau Latour

Restaurant Wine Tips

Italian White Wines Part 1

Wine as a Gift

Beaujolais Overall

Wines and Vegetarian Cooking

Wines and Vegetarian Cooking Part 2

Too Much Wine Talk


Vintage: A History Of Wine

Choosing Champagne

Wine Cellar?

Vinho Verde


Are Older Vintages Better?


Wine Country Real Estate


Wine’s Role in Civilization


Australian Wine Overview

German Wine Labels

Beaujolais Nouveau

New Year’s Champagne

Wine Tips

Half Bottles

Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Encyclopedia

Wine Recommendations

Second Labels

Vintage-Dated Wines


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