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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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TYLER WINERY

  I first became acquainted with this new winery just over 2 years ago. I was very impressed with the wines and the dedication and talent of owner/winemaker, Justin Willett. Here is what I had to say: Owner and winemaker Justin Willett started Tyler winery in 2005. Previously he had worked in vineyard management as […]

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THE CURIOUS BOTTLE OF DOMINUS ESTATE

A Story Of A Recent Tasting Of 1986 Dominus Estate Dominus Estate was established in 1982. It began with a partnership of Robin Lail and Marcia Smith, the daughters of John Daniel Jr., the owner of Inglenook winery, and Christian Moueix of Chateau Petrus. The vineyards that were to be the basis of Dominus Estate […]

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REMEMBERING ROUSSANNE

  Introduction This article on Roussanne was written by contributing editor Greg McCluney. Greg has been writing about wine, beer, spirits, food, travel and restaurants since 1988 from his home bases in Atlanta, Georgia and Tampa Bay, Florida, traveling most of the world’s wine regions to research and taste for his reports. (To read Greg’s biography […]

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2011 BURGUNDY – THE SURPRISE VINTAGE

  Accompanied by Underground contributing editors and good friends, John Brincko and Geoffrey Troy, I have just returned from Burgundy where we visited many of our long time favorite Burgundy producers and a few new ones. This continued the 31 year trend of visiting and tasting Burgundies from barrel which began in 1981. The weather […]

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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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HISTORIC VINEYARD SOCIETY

Many of California’s Oldest Vineyards Are Endangered The Rare Wine Company recently arranged the tasting of Joseph Swan wines which I attended.  This tasting was part of their continuing efforts to support California’s historic vineyards (to read that article click here).   In The Rare Wine Company’s November 16, 2010 newsletter, collections of wines were […]

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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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JOSEPH SWAN: A CALIFORNIA WINE LEGEND

THE MAN AND HIS WINES AND THE CONTINUATION OF HIS VISION Recently, I attended a dinner that featured 17 different wines from Joseph Swan Vineyards. It was organized by The Rare Wine Company with the wines almost entirely from the Joseph Swan Vineyards library. Held at The Murray Circle Restaurant at Cavallo Point in San […]

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SUMMERTIME IS ROSÉ TIME!

    This year it is the 2011 vintage. I have written two articles so far on the 2011 rosés (to read the Côtes de Provence rosé trade tasting article click here and to read the first Featured Wine Commentary on 2011 rosés click here).   Also, if you missed it, a 2010 rosé article from […]

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