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Along the Burgundy Trail - Vintage 2013

by John Tilson

Along the Burgundy Trail - Vintage 2010

I first started going to Burgundy to taste wines from barrel in 1981. Since that time I have only missed a few years of tasting each Burgundy vintage from barrel. For all of those trips, Geoffrey Troy, East Coast Editor of the old Underground Wineletter and Contributing Editor to the new Underground Wineletter, has been with me each time. In fact, he went in the few years that I was unable to go. Also, John Brincko, an old friend and Contributing Editor to the new Underground Wineletter, accompanied us on some of the earlier trips and in more recent years has been on each trip. And, in the last 2 years, a new friend, John Bishop, has also accompanied us...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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Underground Wine Line
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!
John Tilson • 12/30/14
PREVIEW: ALONG THE BUGUNDY TRAIL  VINTAGE 2013
PREVIEW: ALONG THE BUGUNDY TRAIL VINTAGE 2013
John Tilson • 11/17/14

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One Winedrinker's Opinion
WHERE HAS NAPA VALLEY GONE?
WHERE HAS NAPA VALLEY GONE?
John Tilson • 10/26/14
DO IT YOURSELF WINE
DO IT YOURSELF WINE
John Tilson • 7/21/14

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Distinctive New Wines

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN VINEYARD AND QUINTA CRUZ
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John Tilson • 9/22/14
CALERA WINE COMPANY
CALERA WINE COMPANY
John Tilson • 9/15/14

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Featured Wine Commentary

ALONG THE BURGUNDY TRAIL – VINTAGE 2013
ALONG THE BURGUNDY TRAIL – VINTAGE 2013
John Tilson • 1/24/15
BIEN NACIDO ESTATE AND SOLOMON HILLS ESTATE
BIEN NACIDO ESTATE AND SOLOMON HILLS ESTATE
John Tilson • 8/29/14

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Cellar Notes

OLDER UNDER THE RADAR WHITE BURGUNDY
OLDER UNDER THE RADAR WHITE BURGUNDY
John Tilson • 12/12/14
WHO SAYS FRENCH ROSÉS DON’T AGE?
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John Tilson • 11/30/14

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Food & Wine

LEROY TASTING
Cary Feibleman • 1/25/15
OLD RED BURGUNDIES PLUS A COUPLE OF ZINGERS AT TWO VERY DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS
OLD RED BURGUNDIES PLUS A COUPLE OF ZINGERS AT TWO VERY DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS
John Tilson • 12/7/14

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Travel, Food & Wine

Commentaries on travel destinations, food and wine.
THE NEW YORK FINGER LAKES – WINES THAT DESERVE YOUR ATTENTION
THE NEW YORK FINGER LAKES – WINES THAT DESERVE YOUR ATTENTION
John Tilson • 12/17/12
PERU – THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
PERU – THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
Cary Feibleman • 9/6/12

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Wine Press & Wine Notes

CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS OF 2014 HAVE ACHIEVED REMARKABLE SUCCESS
CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS OF 2014 HAVE ACHIEVED REMARKABLE SUCCESS
Christine Graham • 11/26/14

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