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RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: VOLUME III, NUMBER 3 (DECEMBER – JANUARY, 1982)

As we began 1982, Volume III, Number 3 offered the following articles: One Winedrinker’s Opinion – Wine Prices Are Coming Down, Brut Champagnes, Sparkling Wines, Distinctive New Wines featuring the great 1978 Chalone Pinot Noir, California Cabernets, Zinfandels, 1979 Red Burgundies, and 1979 Red Rhones. We are currently reproducing  Volume III, Number 3 of The […]

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THANKSGIVING – 2012

INTRODUCTION It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is almost here. We are busy getting ready and preparing for the celebration next week and I know many of you are doing the same. So here is something that might be of help in your planning.  This article first appeared last year. This year it is being […]

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A TASTING OF GROWER CHAMPAGNES AND SPARKLING WINES

The Vienna Wine Company and WineWise Oakland, California presented a tasting of Grower-Producer Champagnes and Sparkling Wines from Terry Theise Estate Selections and WineWise in October at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Surprising New Wines from Old-World Spain

Grape growing and winemaking in Spain need little introduction. Spain is an ancient wine-producing country second only to France and Italy in production. Spanish wine is at least 3,000 years old, with vines in the Sherry region planted around 1100 BC (although the Islamic Moors put a stop to it for nearly 800 years until their defeat in 1492).

But international recognition was slow to come to Spain. The Franco regime—which was rumored to have drunk mostly French wines—did nothing to rebuild the traditions or improve the quality; in fact, the regime retarded innovation and the development of modern winemaking techniques that had swept through the rest of Europe. For this reason, most American consumers have never tasted a Spanish wine and are confused by the labels and quality laws. Since the 1970s, though, there has been an influx of new thinking, equipment and winemaking.

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A Tasting of Grower Champagnes and Sparkling Wines

The Vienna Wine Company and WineWise Oakland, California presented a tasting of 89 Grower-Producer Champagne and 11 Sparkling Wines from Terry Theise Estate Selections and WineWise in November at Campanile Restaurant in Los Angeles.

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Champagne — The Wine of Kings

Few wines captivate us to the extent that Champagne does.  Champagne is not just a wine; it’s also a state of mind.  Enjoying the luxury of Champagne is what made Dom Perignon exclaim at his first sip, “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars.” Legend has it that Marilyn Monroe once took a bath in […]

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