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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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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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A NEW WINE FOR THE HOLIDAYS THAT HAS EVERYONE BUZZED

Just when we thought we had seen and heard of everything in the world of wine, guess what? It ain’t so! There is something new and now that the holidays are approaching some wine drinkers are really buzzed. This might be the gift idea of the year. Maybe it’s a gift for a wine snob […]

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LA TACHE TASTING NOTES AS WELL AS TASTING NOTES ON OTHER DOMAINE DE LA ROMANÉE CONTI WINES

Following are my comments on a vertical tasting of La Tache, Monopole du Domaine de la Romanee Conti 1966-1988, which I organized in Vancouver on September 14th, 2010, as well as a handful of other DRC wines tasted several days before and after this event (all in September). With the exception of the La Tache 1987 (contributed by a participant at this event), all the wines were from my cellar.

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