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Along the Burgundy Trail - Vintage 2014

by John Tilson

Along the Burgundy Trail - Vintage 2014

This article is focused on the 2014 Burgundy Vintage. There is a link to the 2014 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Harvest Report, a list of Domaines and Negociants that I visited and whose wines I recommend with links to the article on each. These articles feature an introduction followed by a list of the wines I tasted accompanied by tasting notes. There are also links to earlier Vintage Reports (2013-2007), and the articles How Burgundy Is Tasted From Barrel and A Simple Explanation of Burgundy. If you are new to Burgundy or just need a refresher, I highly recommend that you read the articles How Burgundy Is Tasted From Barrel and A Simple Explanation of Burgundy. They will enlighten you as to how notes on young Burgundy are made by all journalists and wine writers and give you an easy way to understand Burgundy wines....Click here to read entire article.

Ridge Vineyards - Uncompromising Quality

by John Tilson

Ridge Vineyards � Uncompromising Quality

The history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor who became a prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge. He terraced the slopes and planted vineyards; using native limestone, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery, producing the first vintage under that name in 1892. This unique cellar, built into the mountainside on three levels, is Ridge's production facility... Click here to read entire article.

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