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Archive for November, 2011

A TASTING OF GROWER CHAMPAGNES AND SPARKLING WINES

The Vienna Wine Company and WineWise Oakland, California presented a tasting of Grower-Producer Champagnes and Sparkling Wines from Terry Theise Estate Selections and WineWise in October at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.

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THANKSGIVING PAST – 2011

Thanksgiving has come and gone for another year. I trust all of you had a wonderful celebration. We certainly did. As I promised in my Thanksgiving article (to read that article which includes recipes click here), here are notes on the wines we enjoyed with our Thanksgiving meal and other wines that we enjoyed with […]

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BE THE MASTER OF YOUR DOMAIN!

I once read that a famous singer said that the only wine he drank was Romanée Conti. Now, I have no idea if he meant the vineyard or the Domaine. And, there is a difference. One is the top-rated vineyard in Burgundy that produces only about 400 cases in an average year. Romanée Conti has produced great wines over a very long period of time and sells at a great premium to other Burgundies (currently about $3-5,000 a bottle for recent vintages).

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THANKSGIVING – 2011

    A TIME FOR GIVING THANKS & ENJOYING TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, GOOD FOOD, AND GOOD WINE Thanksgiving will soon be here. It is a very special time. It is a time to give thanks for our many blessings and time to be with family and friends. The original Thanksgiving goes back to […]

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Retrospective Review: Volume II, Number 3 (December-January, 1981)

We are currently reproducing a copy of Volume II, Number 3 of The Underground Wineletter. Below you’ll find an updated review of each article, where I will go over what we got right and what we got wrong. We will follow this format with each successive issue. So Volume II, Number 4 will be coming […]

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TAKE A DIFFERENT VIEW THAT IS EASY ON YOUR PALATE AND ON YOUR WALLET

A Trio of Terrific Under The Radar Wines For Under $20 As many of the top wines in the world escalate to dizzying prices, there is another world below the clouds that gets a lot less press. That is the great values that exist in wines for the wine drinker, and not collectors and big […]

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ALONG THE BURGUNDY TRAIL – OCTOBER 2011

I just returned from Burgundy where I tasted 2010 wines from barrel as well as some 2009s and older wines from bottle. I was accompanied by my friends and contributing editors, Geoffrey Troy and John Brincko. Geoffrey has been with me on the trip since our first visit in 1981 along with my friend and […]

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