Tim Lemke

Tim is the founder and chief reviewer at Cheap Wine Ratings since 2007.
Bila-Haut, Cotes du Roussilon Villages
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Hello again, everyone. It's been a couple weeks since I've posted anything and those couple weeks were filled with a busy schedule at the...
Mud House Marlborough Pinot Noir

A few weeks ago I wrote about a pinot noir from Mud House made with grapes from the Central Otago region...
Mud House Sauvignon Blanc

I was talking with a friend the other day about the descriptors people use for wine and he was amused by "grass" as...
OZV Old Vines Zinfandel

Zinfandel is often the epitome of a "new world" wine. It's famous for being bold, spicy and loaded with big fruit flavors. Some...

I admit it. I've often typecast New Zealand as offering only sauvignon blanc when it comes to wine. But there's no basis for...
Sumner Vineyards Pinot Noir

Last week I wrote a review of California Cowboy Red, a pinot noir from Sumner Vineyards. It was so good I...
California Cowboy Red

"Wow. Holy cow, that's good." That was my first impression of this wine. Most times when I'm getting ready to taste and take...