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LOVELY NEW WINES FROM DOMAINE SAUMAIZE-MICHELIN

  Background The wines of Domaine Saumaize-Michelin are made from Chardonnay and are produced in the Mâconnais subregion of Burgundy in central France. Following is the complete history of Domaine Saumaize-Michelin as composed by one of their US importers: Saumaize-Michelin was founded in 1977 when Roger Saumaize received 4 hectares of vineyards from his father. […]

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2019 ROSÉS – PART 3

I previously published two articles on the fabulous 2019 French Rosés.  Part 1 was about the Extraordinary 2019 Rosés from Bandol.  Part 2 included several lovely Rosés available for under $10.  This article has more notes on a lot of wonderful 2019 Rosés from France as well as two lovely Austrian Rosés,  a stunning German […]

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2019 FRENCH ROSÉS – PART 2 – BARGAINS UNDER $10

This is my second article on 2019 Rosés (to read the first article on Bandol Rosés  click here). The focus here is on 2019 French Rosés that are truly great bargains. The price to quality ratio here is just about as good as it gets. These wines are a Win/Win!!  Two more articles will follow […]

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2019 ROSÉS – PART 1

   BANDOL ROSÉS I have been tasting and drinking Rosés every year for decades. But the real story here is that 2019 is an absolutely great vintage for French Rosés across the board. Like many things, the 2019 French Rosés have been arriving late this year. But I have been working overtime tasting them and […]

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TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD 2020 FALL RELEASES

      The Tablas Creek Vineyard 2020 Fall Releases are here and true to form they are terrific and represent real value. Here is what I said in the introduction to my last Tablas Creek Vineyard article: The Tablas Creek Vineyard wines are very distinctive with great appeal at very affordable prices. They should […]

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RIDGE VINEYARDS FALL RELEASES

      MORE GREAT WINES FROM RIDGE INCLUDING THE MONUMENTAL 2017 MONTE BELLO   Great Wines Across The Board – Don’t Miss Them     2019 Grenache Blanc Adelaida Vineyard Paso Robles In recent vintages Ridge has begun to produce Rhone White Varietals. They have been Outstanding combining purity, power, flavor and finesse. This […]

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THE 2018 RED BURGUNDIES ARE STARTING TO ARRIVE AND WE ARE OFF TO A GREAT START – DOMAINE FRÉDÉRIC ESMONIN

  My first article on the 2018 Red Burgundies was published shortly after our visit to Burgundy tasting the wines in barrel at 15 different producers last November (to read that article which I sub-titled “A Legend In The Making” click here). Notes on those wines will be published soon. In the meantime, some 2018s […]

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RIDGE VINEYARDS: GREAT RECENT RELEASES

    For over 50 years Ridge Vineyard has been making some of the best wines in California. And since the 1960s I have been buying, drinking, and cellaring them each year. The result is that I have more wines from Ridge Vineyards in my cellar than I have from any other producer. The wines […]

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GREAT NEW RELEASES FROM TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD – ROSÉ, WHITE, AND RED

      Two Compelling 2019 Rosés It’s rosé time and the two new rosés from Tablas Creek Vineyard I am sure will be among the best of all the 2019 rosés yet to come. Don’t miss them! 2019 Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin de Tablas Rosé Paso Robles This rosé is made from 76% Grenache, […]

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IT’S ROSÉ TIME & MORE

    TOAD HOLLOW VINEYARDS   Toad Hollow Vineyards consistently makes fine food friendly and value priced wines sourced from Northern California vineyards. Their mission statement is to produce quality wines that are delicious, interesting and accessible. They also say they are an amusing and friendly bunch and believe drinking wine should be as FUN […]

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