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EXCLUSIVE NEWS FLASH!

  HOT NEWS ON SOME NEW INEXPENSIVE BIG NUMBERS WINES & A CHANCE TO MAKE SOME REAL BUCKS! Two buck chuck is now 3 buck chuck, a victim of the increasing cost of producing wine in California (To read an article on 2 buck chuck click here). And the Big Kahuna wines at 2 bucks […]

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NEWS FLASH — NEW ALCOHOL WARNING LABELS FOR WINE MAY SOON BE ISSUED!

The issue of alcohol in wine has been a huge controversy as of late. I will put in my two cents worth on that issue (as well the ingredients labeling issue) in a later article.

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2009 Beaujolais

Beaujolais is one of my favorite “under the radar” wines. By that I mean not many people take it seriously. Most people think of it as a light, simple, fruity wine. This is usually based on their experience with Beaujolais Noveau. Beaujolais Noveau is the first French wine to be released each year. The grapes are harvested in August-September, the wine is fermented for a short time and released to the public on the third Thursday of November which is designated “Beaujolais Noveau Day”. This day is heralded around the world and the Beaujolais is widely available. The reason is simple. Beaujolais Noveau is made in a large quantity accounting for about 1/3 of total Beaujolais production. And, while most are simple and of little interest, there are some that can be very fruity, zesty, and balanced and make a lovely wine for early consumption to accompany a wide variety of foods.

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