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BURGUNDY 2018

  I first went to Burgundy to taste from barrel in the 1980s. This year marked over 30 years of tasting wines from barrel in Burgundy. During this period I have missed only a few years. I founded The Underground Wineletter in 1979 and soon after we were tasting wine from barrel in California, Bordeaux, […]

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BOOK ON ROBERT LAWRENCE BALZER PUBLISHED BY UNDERGROUND’S CONTRIBUTING EDITOR CHRISTINE GRAHAM

Christine Graham, a  Contributing Editor to The Underground Wineletter, has just published a book on wine icon Robert Lawrence Balzer, Hollywood and Wine — A Star Studded Life,  The Robert Lawrence Balzer Story.  According to Christine, Balzer had been working on his autobiography for years but had only reached the decade of the 50s in […]

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MORE 2015 ROSÉS

  The beginning of summer is just around the corner and the 2015 rosé season is now in full swing. As I do every year, I have been happily tasting and drinking my way through a wide assortment of new rosés. Here is what I had to say in my first article on 2015 rosés: […]

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CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS ANNOUNCE EXCITING EVENTS FOR 2014

A Culinary Evening With The California Winemasters, 25th Annual — Saturday, May 17, Burbank, California Vintage Affaire, 32nd Annual — Saturday, June 21, Woodside, California St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church Cellar Classic, 5th Annual — Saturday, June 28, Los Olivos, California Central Coast Wine Classic, 30th Annual — Thursday, July 10 through Sunday, July 13, Avila […]

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THE 24TH ANNUAL CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS IS SET FOR SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013, AT WARNER BROS. STUDIOS IN BURBANK, CALIFORNIA

A Culinary Evening With The California Winemasters, benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will once again take place on the “Midwest Street” backlot at Warner Bros. Studios on Saturday, May 18.

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ALONG THE BURGUNDY TRAIL – VINTAGE 2009

Background And Table Of Contents I started going to Burgundy in 1981. In the early days, I was accompanied by Geoffrey Troy and Edward Lazarus and occasionally John Brincko. Later Geoffrey and I continued to visit Burgundy and we were joined by Ted Swinnerton. In recent years, John Brincko rejoined Geoffrey and me. Our most […]

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LA TACHE TASTING NOTES AS WELL AS TASTING NOTES ON OTHER DOMAINE DE LA ROMANÉE CONTI WINES

Following are my comments on a vertical tasting of La Tache, Monopole du Domaine de la Romanee Conti 1966-1988, which I organized in Vancouver on September 14th, 2010, as well as a handful of other DRC wines tasted several days before and after this event (all in September). With the exception of the La Tache 1987 (contributed by a participant at this event), all the wines were from my cellar.

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