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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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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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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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A FEW NEW ROSÉS & WHITE WINES FOR THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

  July and August comprise the “Dog Days of Summer” when the weather is typically the warmest. The name dates back to Greek and Roman times and the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, was responsible for the hot weather as it aligned closer to the sun. So be that as it […]

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A VARIED SELECTION FEATURING SOME GREAT WINE VALUES

Happy 4th of July! A STUNNING BEAUJOLAIS, LOVELY CHINONS, AND VALUE PRICED SPANISH WINES INCLUDIING SOME TERRIFIC 2011 ALBARIÑOS  FRANCE  Beaujolais     I am a huge fan of Beaujolais and particularly the Cru Beaujolais. They are some of the best red wine values in the world and are extremely versatile. They can be consumed […]

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MORE NEW WINES TO FALL INTO

I have written several articles featuring the great red and white wines of Argentina, Malbec and Torrontes. Both of these represent some of the greatest wine bargains in the world. (To see my latest article click here) Below is a note on two recently arrived Torrontes. They are terrific wines and great values.

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MORE 2010 FRENCH ROSÉS WITH FOOD PAIRINGS

New Rosés continue to arrive. Contrary to the belief of some, summer is not the only time of the season to enjoy Rosé. It can be enjoyed any time the weather is warm and I especially like to have Rosé (along with Beaujolais) at Thanksgiving.

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An Eclectic Selection Of New Wines

Under The Radar Inexpensive White Wines For Summer Other White Wines For Summer More Wines From Quinta Cruz and Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard 2009 Clos De Fief Fleurie Cuvée Prestige A Stunning Trio of Corsican Wines Wines From Stephen Ross Wine Cellars Under The Radar Inexpensive White Wines For Summer 2009 Picollo Ernesto Gavi Di […]

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BBBB TRIBUTE

The wine is pale yellow in color with a floral, citrus tinged perfume and is fresh, clean and light on the palate with faint floral and citrus notes and nice finesse and balance. It is best served ice cold where it is very refreshing –- Recommended. D’Aquino Italian Importing Company Duarte, California $9.99 *

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More 2009s And A Few Others

For many months I have been writing about the superb 2009 Beaujolais. Virtually everything has now arrived (still waiting for the Clos du Fief Prestige Cuvee which should be great) and these latest arrivals include some of the best wines of the vintage. Don’t miss them.

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