Gus Clemens, A-J Media

Gus Clemens

A-J Media

San Angelo, TX, United States

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Past articles by Gus:

Clemens: Removing red wine stains

If you drink red wine, inevitably you spill some of it. On your clothes. On your tablecloth, On your carpet. → Read More

Some wine resolutions to avoid snobbery in 2021

Suggested New Year’s resolutions to diminish instances of wine snobbery in 2021. Refrain from saying these things: → Read More

The way wine was labeled changed after it came to the New World

You might have heard of these two wine terms: variety and varietal. But what do they mean? Is there a difference? → Read More

It's OK to love wine for its body

There are several factors that go into how full bodied a wine feels. → Read More

Do 2020 differently: Go on the lamb for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will be different this year. In that spirit, a meal different than turkey. Why not lamb? → Read More

Thanksgiving meal is an occasion for good wine, but not great wine

The Thanksgiving Day meal is an occasion for good wine, but not great wine. Here are some wine suggestions for your holiday celebrations. → Read More

Oops, I left wine in the car. Is it OK? Tips to avoid heat, light damage to wine

Wine is both tough and vulnerable. Handled correctly, some wines can remain fresh, even improve, for a century or more. Expose wine to heat and/or light, and you invite trouble. → Read More

Trick-or-treat yourself with wine

Even if your normal frightful festivities are off the table, these wines can help salvage Halloween in 2020. → Read More

Clemens: COVID and wine in an annus horribilis

By Gus ClemensNo debate 2020 has been annus horribilis. COVID-19 worldwide. Worst fires ever on West Coast. How has this horrid year affected the wine → Read More

Attempts to grade wine miss the point

Wine scores are ridiculous, writes wine columnist Gus Clemens. → Read More

Four women who put their marks on Champagne history

Champagne is what it is today by the vision and talent of women. → Read More

Remembering, and looking forward to, better days

Labor Day is a time for reflection on what's behind and what's to come. → Read More

A little wine makes for good friends and good health

A little wine makes for good friends and good health → Read More

Wine lovers wrestle over alcohol content

Alcohol makes wine wine. Take away yeast converting sugar into alcohol, you have grape juice. → Read More

Wine-makers thinking outside the bottle

Alcohol containers evoke opinions. Beer aficionados debate bottle, can, keg. Wine cognoscenti reflect on nuances of bottles, bags, and cans. → Read More

Examining the hearty grape vines that create our wines

Grape vines are amazing plants. They are gritty survivors. They grow on every continent except Antarctica. → Read More

Is that glass clean enough for wine? Here's how to spot residue

Sparkling clean stemware. Vital to vino enjoyment or artifact of wine snobbery? I argue a desire for a clean glass is not a character flaw. → Read More

Wines to wish your mom a memorable Mother's Day

Email: Facebook: Gus Clemens on Wine. Twitter: @gusclemens. Website: → Read More

Wine sales soar during coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus disrupts life worldwide. For the wine world, however, the situation has meant boom rather than bust. → Read More

How many grapes go into a bottle of wine?

How many grapes does it take to make a bottle of wine? Depends, as it so often does in wine. → Read More