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THE JUDGMENT OF PRINCETON

Here is yet another interesting account of how wine “experts” can be caught off guard in blind tastings. This is a blind tasting of French vs. New Jersey wines. Say what? New Jersey? Were it not for the fact that I know wine is now made in every state in the USA, I would have […]

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THE VINEYARD OR THE WINEMAKING? WHAT REALLY MATTERS?

Allen R. Balik recently wrote an article in the Napa Valley Register entitled “Is it about the vineyard or the winemaking?”  That’s an often asked question. But, is it a good question or a bad question? I would say that it depends on your perspective. Here are some of the highlights of Allen’s article: Although […]

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GERMANY 2010 – A SPECTACULAR VINTAGE

Imagine if Philippine Rothschild had said that today’s supermarket Mouton Cadet was the equal of the 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, the estate’s flagship wine from a famed vintage. Hanno Zilliken, owner/winemaker of the famed German Saar estate Forstmeister Zilliken, made a similar statement, comparing his 2010 wines to a cellar aged 1983 gold capsule Auslese, a prized late harvest wine from a highly praised vintage.

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YIKES! THE TIDE MAY BE GOING OUT SOON! WHO’S SWIMMING NAKED?

Geez, I had barely got my Underground Wine Line commentary “What Is Wine” out and I get an email offer saying “Stay tuned…This Could Get Interesting.” If you have not already read my “What Is Wine?” article I encourage you to do so. (To read the article click here) And, then please consider the following […]

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Yosemite National Park and The Ahwahnee Hold the Spectacular 29th Annual Vintners’ Holiday

Fabulous wine, delicious gourmet cuisine, the majestic Ahwahnee Hotel and the exquisite grandeur of Yosemite National Park in late autumn. Can you imagine a more enticing combination? We certainly couldn’t and obviously we’re not alone. That’s why Yosemite National Park’s Vintners’ Holiday series at The Ahwahnee, celebrating acclaimed winemakers and their exceptional wines, is still a resounding success after 28 years.

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Brancott Celebrates 30 Years of Winemaking

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first vintage of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, a landmark celebration for Brancott and for the New Zealand wine industry.  To mark this milestone, Brancott Vineyards, which is made by Montana Wines in Blenheim, is showcasing its range of world-renowned, vibrant, intensely-flavored, fruit-forward wines at various venues in the […]

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