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2017 ROSÉS – A REMARKABLE VINTAGE PART I

  INTRODUCTION In May I published two articles introducing the 2017 Rosé season. THE ROSÉ PARADE   IS IT ROSÉ TIME? Since then I have been very busy tasting and drinking 2017 Rosés. It has become an annual rite of passage for me over many years now. And, after decades of buying, tasting, and drinking […]

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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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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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2013 ROSÉS

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. This is the prime time for rosé. Actually, in warmer climate areas, any time of the year is a great time for rosé. But, the spring and early summer is the time that most imported rosés start to arrive and domestic rosés are released. It […]

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A SHORT LIST OF NEW WINES TO START THE YEAR

UNDER THE RADAR REDS, UNUSUAL AND BEST BUY WHITES AND TWO WONDERFUL NEW CHAMPAGNES CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAYS   These two Chardonnays are lovely and represent great value. Qupé   Qupé is one of the pioneer wineries in the Central Coast area making consistently fine wines that are balanced and age worthy. (To read my article on […]

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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 2009 Rosés and Other Wine Bargains

Loire Valley Couly-Dutheil 2009 Chinon Rosé Baptiste Dutheil established this estate in 1921, which was then developed by René Couly, who married Madeleine Dutheil.  The family-owned operation has 85 hectares of vineyards east of Chinon along the Vienne River.  This wine is made using the Rosé de Saignée method.  Cabernet Franc is the red grape […]

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