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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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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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Z IS FOR ZINFANDEL

From my earliest wine drinking days I have always loved Zinfandel. Not all Zinfandels mind you, but those that are balanced and well-made from fruit grown in old and well- situated vineyards. Early on, the great Ridge Zinfandels (Geyserville, Jimsomare, Picchetti, Lytton Springs, etc.) and Joe Swan were particular favorites. And, it was not always the case that everyone loved Zinfandel and still may be the case today.

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Five Lovely Red and White Wines from Northern California

The five wines tasted here from Northern California were a delightful surprise to me. My palate usually leans toward European wines. I like earth, unadulterated purity, varietal correctness, balanced alcohol and wines that are made to be aged.

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