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2016 ROSÉS: A GREAT VINTAGE AND MANY BARGAINS

    INTRODUCTION   A few weeks ago I published an introductory article to the 2016 rosés which contained  comments on the extraordinary quality of the vintage and links to other background rosé articles including why, when, and how to buy and drink rosés (to read that article click here). As I have always said, […]

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Retrospective Review Volume III, Number 6

In the summer of 1982, Volume III, Number 6 offered the following articles: One Winedrinker’s Opinion – A Case For Old Burgundies, Coming Attractions, 1979 Bordeaux, California Cabernet Sauvignons, More 1979 Red Burgundies, Distinctive New Wines, California Chardonnays, Selected Tasting Notes, Barrels and Bottles, and Cellar Notes. We are currently reproducing a copy of Volume […]

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A PAIR TO DRAW TO & A GUIDE FOR WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN WINES THAT ARE FOOD FRIENDLY, BALANCED, AND CAPABLE OF AGING FOR AN EXTENDED TIME

TWO NEW LIMITED RELEASE LOUIS/DRESSNER SELECTIONS FROM LONG TIME FAVORITE PRODUCERS I first met Joe Dressner in the early 1990s. He had formed his company Louis/Dressner Selections in 1988 with his wife Denyse Louis. Specializing in wines from France and Italy, Joe imported wines that were made in a traditional way, and he spent a […]

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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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NEW WINES FOR THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS

For the Holidays how about some new wines? Some are Under The Radar, some are from small producers and many are great values. Take a look. There is something here for everyone and don’t forget the gift of wine.  RED WINES Austria Zweigelt is a grape that was created in Austria in 1922 by Fritz […]

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RED WINES FOR THE FALL

  Following up on my last Distinctive New Wines article which featured under the radar and value priced rosés and white wines, we now enter fall and it is time for some reds. This article will highlight some really terrific red wines including many that are great values and are under the radar. Another article […]

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UNDER THE RADAR & VALUE PRICED ROSÉS AND WHITE WINES

My last Distinctive New Wines article featured rosé and white wines (to read that article click here). As the end of summer approaches, here are more rosé and white wine selections that are perfect for warm weather drinking. There are many Under The Radar wines and many terrific values. There are also rare wines and […]

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THE PERFECT WINE?

The prefect wine? This is the question posed in Forbes Life Summer 2012 edition. Often wines are pronounced perfect for reasons that may not be perceptible to many of us. Consider the following: Now we have another proclamation of the perfect wine, but this time with no number!  So just maybe it could be creditable.  Well, […]

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WINE JUSTICE STRIKES!

  A federal grand jury in New York has just indicted Rudy Kurniawan on four counts of mail and wire fraud. Recently, I detailed my brief experience with Rudy Kurniawan in an article entitled “One Winedrinker’s Observations Over Nearly 30 Years. Two Faces of Fraud. More to Come?” (To read that article click here)   Then […]

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MORE TERRIFIC 2010 BEAUJOLAIS, ANOTHER 2009 CHINON, AND A 2007 SAINT JOSEPH PLUS A COUPLE OF INEXPENSIVE RED WINES AND A 2009 SANCERRE FROM ONE OF THE GREATEST PRODUCERS

2010 Beaujolais   I did my first review of 2010 Beaujolais a short time ago. (To read that article click here). Below is my introduction from that first review: The 2010 Beaujolais seem to compare with the 2009s in much the same way as the 2010 Red Burgundies compare with the 2009s. In both instances […]

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