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STILL DON’T KNOW JURA? YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE MISSING!

  DOMAINE JEAN-FRANCOIS GANEVAT     Last year I tasted some of the most incredible young wines I have ever experienced. And, just to make it even more interesting, they were wines that I knew nothing about. On March 20, 2011 I posted an article entitled “You Don’t Know Jura”. Reprinted below is the introduction […]

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A PAIR TO DRAW TO – ALBARIÑO AND TORRONTÉS

When it comes to white wines that are under the radar, inexpensive, easy to drink, and food friendly, Albariño and Torrontés are two that are at the top of my list. They are very different, but have a place on our table depending on our mood and the type of food we are eating. Albariño […]

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Z IS FOR ZINFANDEL

From my earliest wine drinking days I have always loved Zinfandel. Not all Zinfandels mind you, but those that are balanced and well-made from fruit grown in old and well- situated vineyards. Early on, the great Ridge Zinfandels (Geyserville, Jimsomare, Picchetti, Lytton Springs, etc.) and Joe Swan were particular favorites. And, it was not always the case that everyone loved Zinfandel and still may be the case today.

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You Don’t Know Jura?

In the past I have known very little about Jura wines. What little I did know recalled a Sherry-like wine that I tasted sometime long, long ago. But, as I recently discovered, there are new things happening in Jura and it is being re-discovered. Here is the story.

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Even More 2009 Rosés

The 2009 Rosés are soon to be gone. If you have not done so now is the time to buy some for the Holidays. They are very versatile and match very well with a wide variety of food.

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Champagne — The Wine of Kings

Few wines captivate us to the extent that Champagne does.  Champagne is not just a wine; it’s also a state of mind.  Enjoying the luxury of Champagne is what made Dom Perignon exclaim at his first sip, “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars.” Legend has it that Marilyn Monroe once took a bath in […]

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