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  • Wine 101 - Beaujolais

    Beaujolais: it’s the pork of Burgundy! Often referred to as the other red wine of Burgundy, in addition to the great Pinot Noirs of the region, the Gamay...


  • Old Wine

    Old wine -- What is good for? Absolutely nothing. Aww, say it again. Huh! Right, while many bottles of old wine are indeed worth quite close to absolutely...


  • A Look at Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon

    Once upon a time, and it wasn’t that long ago, you only needed to know about Napa Valley. Being a long valley opening virtually directly onto the San Pablo...


  • A Trip to Sonoma County

    I recently visited Sonoma. I spent the better part of a week there, rushing around from winery visit to winery visit. I have to admit that doing all that...


  • 10 Secrets of Barbera

    Barbera is known for its dark color, bright acidity and soft tannins. Due to the balance of acid and tannins, Barbera has done well in warmer climates and...


  • Tasting Scion: A Piece of History

    It’s rare to taste a wine that is over a century old. Rarer still is it to taste one that has been kept in the same place for 150 years and that comes from...


  • New Zealand Wines: Part 2

    It’s ironic that New Zealand’s fame has been built on the back of Sauvignon Blanc. In the wine world, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon tend to be...


  • New Zealand: The Discovery of Fine Wine

    New Zealand has established itself as a wine-producing region, yet in too many people’s eyes is viewed as a one-trick pony. The incredible success of New...


  • French Sparkling Wine

    Any discussion of sparkling wine should begin at the beginning, in Champagne. The only wines that can truly be called Champagne come from grapes grown in the...


  • Italian Vineyard Terms Explained

    Italy is a land of vines -- after all, the Greeks did indeed call it “Enotria” (the land of wine) -- so it’s not surprising that Italians have so many...


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