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  • Leap Year Wines

    You have an extra day, what will you celebrate with? I've given his some thought. My first idea was to recommend all Extra Dry and Extra Brut sparkling...


  • Syrah Travel Guide

    If you’re going to travel in search of Syrah, there is only one destination in my book: The Rhône Valley. On the steep slopes that flank the Rhône River,...


  • 9 Top Champagnes

    Yes, we’re talking about the real thing, sparkling wine from Champagne, France. And while I’m willing to go for the real thing, a man’s got to know his...


  • Beaujolais Nouveau 2011

    While the fourth Thursday of each November conjures up visions of turkey and the trimmings, it's the third Thursday of the same month that rouses wine...


  • How Wine Prices Have Changed

    You might have noticed that I complain about wine prices. A lot. Maybe I’m just jaded, or spoiled since I’ve been buying wine for so long, or perhaps my...


  • A Look at 2009 Rhone

    2009 as a year in wine is getting huge accolades from the critical media, being called one of the best years ever and the absolute best since 1999. It’s...


  • 9 Great Bordeaux Wines

    Bordeaux doesn’t need much introduction. These are the classic wines of South West France, complex and age worthy, and based on blends that have become...


  • French Pinot Grigio

    Pinot Gris has historically been an important grape in Alsace, generally the third most widely planted after Riesling and Gewurtztraminer. Through most of...


  • Best Grenache Roses

    So I’ve been talking about Grenache this week, and while I’ve found some lovely wines that I truly enjoyed, I simply don’t get very excited about most...


  • I might enjoy a St. Emilion

    Life as a graduate student in the University of Colorado was truly an exercise in self-control. In the early 70’s, there were so many distractions in...


  • My Epiphany Wine

    I was well on my way to ruin by the winter of 1985, though it had not yet become apparent to me. My days as a wine-loving college student were fairly...


  • Bordeaux Prices

    A look at the price relative bottles of Bordeaux fetch these days, and what else you might get for that money!


  • Roses of Provence

    Cezanne, van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Munch, Monet. Quite the list of famous painters, and no they weren’t also winemakers. The artiste as...


  • New World Viognier

    Viognier. It’s hard to pronounce and tough to figure out. Right? Well, no, it’s easy to pronounce [vee-yo-nyay] and fairly easy to figure out versions...


  • Louis Jadot Tasting

    A vintage like 2009 is perfect for those just beginning to explore the region, as well as those with more familiarity. Its youthful exuberance makes it...


  • 2009 Burgundy

    Burgundy. We’re talking rarified ground, even hallowed ground to some. But there is hope for even the common man when it comes to Burgundy, though...


  • South of France

    The last time I wrote about the value wines of France, I began by working on a premise that was to include the entire South of France. As I began to write, I...


  • Wines for the Cellar - Southern France

    The other week, I started picking through the great wines of France, highlighting the great cellarable wines of France that aspiring wine collectors should...


  • Top Values from Drouhin

    Joseph Drouhin is one of the finest négociants not only in Burgundy, but in the world. The family produces wines in classic négociant fashion, as well as...


  • 20 New Wines from Burgundy

    Burgundy is one of the most difficult wine-producing regions to wrap one’s head around. It has been called a minefield for decades and continues to present...


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