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A VISIT TO TYLER WINERY

  Recently, I paid a visit to Tyler Winery in Lompoc, CA to taste the 2014 Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs with Justin Willet, the owner and winemaker. Some of the wines were released for sale in March and the rest will be released for sale in September. If you love Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the […]

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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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NEW WINES AS WE APPROACH 2013

A Varied Selection of New Red And White Wines From California, France, North Carolina, and Spain Including Under The Radar Wines and Great Wine Values CALIFORNIA California California is the appellation for the following two red wines. That means the grapes can come from anywhere in the state. The following two wines are truly under […]

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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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THE MARRIAGE BLEND

  For some time I have been writing about the advantages of blending young wines (particularly inexpensive ones) to get a wine that suits your taste. This covers a wide variety of wines from Two Buck Chuck up (to read one of the early Blending Man articles click here and to read the article on […]

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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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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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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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SOME GREAT NEW WINES FROM OLD FRIENDS AND A FEW NEW SURPRISES

SPRING 2012   CALIFORNIA Gary Farrell Vineyards And Winery L’Aventure Winery La Follette Winery Mount Veeder Winery Robert Craig Winery Robert Mondavi Winery Tablas Creek Vineyard FRANCE Burgundy – Domaine A. et P. de Villaine  *  Domaine Follin-Arbelet  * Domaine Jean-Marie Chaland  *  Domaine Michel-Andreotti  *  Domaine Savary Champagne – Franck Bonville   *    Lenoble   *   […]

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THREE CRU CLASSÉ LADIES OF THE COTES DE PROVENCE

Left to Right: Adeline de Barry, Chateau de Saint-Martin; Aurélie Bertin Teillaud, Chateau Sainte Roseline; Valérie Rousselle, Chateau Roubine This past September on a great trip that covered 10 countries in 18 days  my wife, Laurie, and I, along with our friends and neighbors, Jim and Marcia Wolfe, spent a week on the Côte d’Azure […]

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