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EXCLUSIVE NEWS FLASH!

  HOT NEWS ON SOME NEW INEXPENSIVE BIG NUMBERS WINES & A CHANCE TO MAKE SOME REAL BUCKS! Two buck chuck is now 3 buck chuck, a victim of the increasing cost of producing wine in California (To read an article on 2 buck chuck click here). And the Big Kahuna wines at 2 bucks […]

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REMEMBERING ROUSSANNE

  Introduction This article on Roussanne was written by contributing editor Greg McCluney. Greg has been writing about wine, beer, spirits, food, travel and restaurants since 1988 from his home bases in Atlanta, Georgia and Tampa Bay, Florida, traveling most of the world’s wine regions to research and taste for his reports. (To read Greg’s biography […]

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RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: VOLUME III, NUMBER 4 (FEBRUARY– MARCH, 1982)

In the early months of 1982, Volume III, Number 4 offered the following articles: One Winedrinker’s Opinion – To Decant or Not to Decant?, Coming Attractions, 1976 Sauternes, California Chardonnays, California Cabernet Sauvignons, Selected Tasting Notes, More 1978 Red Burgundies, More 1978 Rhones, and Barrels and Bottles. We are currently reproducing a copy of Volume […]

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THE GREATER FOOL?

Attention wine auction buyers! Do I have a deal for you!! Hello! If you follow wine auctions and the wine auction market, you may have noticed that a case of Henri Jayer Burgundy just sold for an incredible price. Here is the statement from the auction house that recently sold a case of 1990 Henri […]

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SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN VINEYARD & QUINTA CRUZ: TWO IN ONE

INTRODUCTION Previously I posted an article on these two unique wineries. Here is the introduction to that article with a few updated notes:  “This is the story of two wineries, one is the remains of a winery that was established in the early days of the California wine boom and the other is only a […]

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THE UNDERGROUND HISTORY AS WE BRIEFLY LOOK BACK AND THEN CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON THE FUTURE

  Third Anniversary The Underground is now celebrating its 3rd anniversary on line and over 33 years since it first appeared as a print publication. So Happy Anniversary to us! From the beginning the Underground was focused on the wine consumer. In the first issue (Volume I Number 1 August-September 1979) I wrote a One Winedrinker’s […]

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THANKSGIVING PAST 2012 & 2011

INTRODUCTION This article is in two parts. The first is Thanksgiving Past 2012 and this is followed by last year’s article Thanksgiving Past 2011 which first appeared November 29, 2011. THANKSGIVING PAST 2012 Thanksgiving has come and gone for another year. I trust all of you had a wonderful celebration. We certainly did. The recent […]

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FAKE WINES IN CHINA – THE BEAT GOES ON

For many years the Underground has been reporting on wine fraud. This began in the early 80s (to read that article click here).   Interestingly, in the early 80s I talked with the owners of Chateau Lafite Rothschild about the issue of wine fraud and they felt that it would not be a problem. At […]

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LOOKING FOR OLD WINE WITH IMPECCABLE PROVENANCE?

I am often asked about acquiring old wines. My answer is always to be very careful and know the provenance. Remember the Undergound was the first to talk about wine fraud (to read that article click here) So if you are one of those who is looking to buy old wines with great provenance here is your […]

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GET REAL – WHO’S ON FIRST?

  ROUND TWO – PREMOX MEETS BOTOX       I have been an observer and active participant in the wine scene for over 40 years (to read the history of the Underground click here). And, I have been writing about big numbers critics and how wines are tasted for a very long time. Trust me, […]

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