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A PAIR TO DRAW TO – ALBARIÑO AND TORRONTÉS

When it comes to white wines that are under the radar, inexpensive, easy to drink, and food friendly, Albariño and Torrontés are two that are at the top of my list. They are very different, but have a place on our table depending on our mood and the type of food we are eating. Albariño […]

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WHAT’S ULLAGE GOT TO DO WITH IT? – THE CURIOUS CASE OF 1928 LA GAFFELIÉRE NAUDES

This case is all about provenance and storage. (To read Dennis Foley’s article on proper wine storage click here)   But, despite the long standing belief that the history of the wine (provenance) is the most important thing in evaluating an old wine, it is the thing that most new wine buyers have ignored. This is […]

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2010 SANCERRES AND SOME FOOD SUGGESTIONS

Sancerre is a great wine that is marvelous with many foods any time of the year. But, it is particularly nice during the holidays when you are looking to take a pause from some of the heartier seasonal fare. So, with that in mind, here are my notes on 2010 Sancerres. Most of the wines […]

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MORE NEW WINES TO FALL INTO

I have written several articles featuring the great red and white wines of Argentina, Malbec and Torrontes. Both of these represent some of the greatest wine bargains in the world. (To see my latest article click here) Below is a note on two recently arrived Torrontes. They are terrific wines and great values.

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CHANGING OF THE SEASONS – HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS TO FALL INTO

Summer is over and fall is here. For me, this is the nicest time of the year where I live. It is a time when the weather is mild and clear. It is a nice time to be inside or outside. And, across the country Fall is usually a more temperate season. So Fall is the time that calls for a wide variety of wine and food. Lighter foods, heartier foods, grilled food, pastas, etc. And Champagne, white wine and red wine all compete depending on the food being served.

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MORE 2010 FRENCH ROSÉS WITH FOOD PAIRINGS

New Rosés continue to arrive. Contrary to the belief of some, summer is not the only time of the season to enjoy Rosé. It can be enjoyed any time the weather is warm and I especially like to have Rosé (along with Beaujolais) at Thanksgiving.

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WINE & CLOSURE

How about three unusual white wines? They are all different and with very interesting details. One will make you happy, one will make you cry, and the other will amaze and mystify you.

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An Eclectic Selection Of New Wines

Under The Radar Inexpensive White Wines For Summer Other White Wines For Summer More Wines From Quinta Cruz and Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard 2009 Clos De Fief Fleurie Cuvée Prestige A Stunning Trio of Corsican Wines Wines From Stephen Ross Wine Cellars Under The Radar Inexpensive White Wines For Summer 2009 Picollo Ernesto Gavi Di […]

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The Dueling Inexpensive Red Wine Line-Ups — Which Ones Went To The Drinking Round And Which Ones Went Down The Drain?

I have always been curious. In all of my endeavors, I have referred to this trait as “turning over rocks.” You have to turn over rocks to see what is underneath. That takes some effort. Many people do not care. But for those that do, there is no assurance of what you will find. Maybe it will be a gold nugget or maybe it will be a rattle snake! Or, even more likely, it will be something in between. So it is with wine.

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SPÄTBURGUNDER – WHAT IS IT?

OK, here are your choices:

1. A new hamburger from Wienerschnitzel
2. A new line of shoes from Jimmy Choo
3. A new Russian satellite
4. Something you do when you don’t feel good
5. A new hybrid car from Volkswagen
6. The German name for Syrah
7. Late Burgundian
8. A hybrid grape variety that is a cross between vegetable and animal
9. Something that is discarded as having little value
10. A German rap group

Take a guess.

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