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2017 ROSÉS – A REMARKABLE VINTAGE PART I

  INTRODUCTION In May I published two articles introducing the 2017 Rosé season. THE ROSÉ PARADE   IS IT ROSÉ TIME? Since then I have been very busy tasting and drinking 2017 Rosés. It has become an annual rite of passage for me over many years now. And, after decades of buying, tasting, and drinking […]

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2016 ROSÉS: A GREAT VINTAGE AND MANY BARGAINS

    INTRODUCTION   A few weeks ago I published an introductory article to the 2016 rosés which contained  comments on the extraordinary quality of the vintage and links to other background rosé articles including why, when, and how to buy and drink rosés (to read that article click here). As I have always said, […]

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TIS THE SEASON: 2015 ROSÉS ARE HERE

                                 THE 2015 ROSÉS ARE SIMPLY DELICIOUS As the spring season marches along the 2015 rosés are leading the wine parade. From a very small beginning not that many years ago, rosés have soared in popularity. Over these years The Underground has been a leader in the rosé wine parade. And, just as it does […]

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2014 FRENCH ROSÉS

  When it comes to rosés France has no equal. There are more great rosés made in France than one could ever imagine. Here are notes on many old favorites that I buy every year as well as notes on some that are new to me. Truly, it is hard to go too far wrong […]

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MORE 2014 ROSÉS

SELECTED NOTES ON 2014 ROSÉS FROM ARGENTINA, CALIFORNIA, GERMANY, PORTUGAL, ITALY, AND SPAIN Like I have been doing every year for decades, I am buying and drinking a lot of different rosés this year. As I have said earlier, the 2014 rosés seem particularly bright and crisp (to read an earlier article on 2014 rosés […]

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NEW WINES FOR THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS

For the Holidays how about some new wines? Some are Under The Radar, some are from small producers and many are great values. Take a look. There is something here for everyone and don’t forget the gift of wine.  RED WINES Austria Zweigelt is a grape that was created in Austria in 1922 by Fritz […]

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A FEW NEW ROSÉS & WHITE WINES FOR THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

  July and August comprise the “Dog Days of Summer” when the weather is typically the warmest. The name dates back to Greek and Roman times and the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, was responsible for the hot weather as it aligned closer to the sun. So be that as it […]

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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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