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THE BLENDING GAME: ROSÉ & MORE

Yes, it’s that time of year. Summer is nearly here, and the rosé campaign is in full swing. New wines continue to arrive, and I am spending a lot of time tasting, drinking, and writing about the new 2012s. The first article was recently published (to read that article click here) and more will follow. [...]

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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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Under The Radar 2009 Wines

We’ve been talking about the very favorable growing conditions in almost all parts of the world in 2009. So continuing with that theme here is a representative sampling of generally inexpensive 2009 wines that are distinctive and generally not well known. Hence, the “Under the Radar” theme. Be adventuresome. Try a few. I think you will be really glad you did and I expect you will find many new favorites.

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2009 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Inexpensive 2009 White Wines

Following up on the 2009 vintage of the century theme, its very worthwhile to try the early arriving wines from the 2009 vintage. New Zealand was blessed with an excellent growing season and these early arriving Sauvignon Blancs show great appeal. They are fresh, clean and crisp and generally exhibit some combination of citrus, floral, herbal and grassy nuances. They match very well with summer fare of fish and salads and as a starter wine with hors d’oeuvres. Also, there are many other 2009 white wines that are inexpensive and offer really great value for the money. Check out the Pinot Grigios and an unusual, but really delicious Spanish white wine.

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WINE TASTING OF THE MILLENNIUM

Over the years, I’ve participated in thousands of wine tastings. I have read about hundreds or thousands more. But there is one that stands out above all the others. It is, without question, the wine tasting of the millennium. The basic idea was to taste the highest scoring wines of all time in one tasting.

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