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Archive for November, 2012

THANKSGIVING PAST 2012 & 2011

INTRODUCTION This article is in two parts. The first is Thanksgiving Past 2012 and this is followed by last year’s article Thanksgiving Past 2011 which first appeared November 29, 2011. THANKSGIVING PAST 2012 Thanksgiving has come and gone for another year. I trust all of you had a wonderful celebration. We certainly did. The recent […]

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RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: VOLUME III, NUMBER 1 (AUGUST – SEPTEMBER, 1981)

We are currently reproducing a copy of Volume III, Number 1 of The Underground Wineletter. Also there is a Retrospective Review which has an updated review of each article with commentary on what we got right and what we got wrong.  This format will be followed with each successive issue. So Volume III, Number 2 […]

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THANKSGIVING – 2012

INTRODUCTION It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is almost here. We are busy getting ready and preparing for the celebration next week and I know many of you are doing the same. So here is something that might be of help in your planning.  This article first appeared last year. This year it is being […]

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FAKE WINES IN CHINA – THE BEAT GOES ON

For many years the Underground has been reporting on wine fraud. This began in the early 80s (to read that article click here).   Interestingly, in the early 80s I talked with the owners of Chateau Lafite Rothschild about the issue of wine fraud and they felt that it would not be a problem. At […]

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RíAS BAIXAS & ALBARIÑO – SPANISH GEMS

  Albariño is the main grape variety grown in the Rías Baixas area of Spain. Rías Baixas is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) for wines that is located in the province of Pontevedra and the southern part of the province of A Coruña in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwest Spain.   The […]

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