With the Oregon wine kick I've been on lately I've been checking out what the locals have to say about their wines. I can always afford to learn more about these fine wines, particularly those from Washington State, which seem to be made in modest quantities and disappear from the retail marketplace seemingly overnight. So, what's a wine lover to do? Get the inside scoop.
Paul Gregutt reviews wines for Wine Enthusiast, but he also maintains his own blog, Unfined & Unfiltered. It's filled with great, informative articles, and there is also a top 10 wines of the month feature. Now we're a little late to the party for February's list, but these 10 wines are featured in Paul's blog before his scores and reviews hit the Enthusiast. This is the kind of information we scour the web for -- and here it is!
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With Virginia Wine Week coming up soon (March 18-27), it's a good time to learn more about this underrated region's wines. Check out our contributor and Beltway Bacchus blogger Chris McGurn's article "Freedom, Democracy and Wine" for his thoughts on the Virginia wine industry today and what the future holds for a region that is diversifying its wine offerings and brimming with potential.
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Wine of the Week: 3/11/11
2007 Lungarotti Torgiano Rubesco
Sometimes a wine just hits you a certain way. It's usually due to a combination of factors, without which the wine might go unnoticed, but bring together the right food and attitude and one can be pleasantly surprised by that overlooked bottle. Of course, I am a sucker for Sangiovese, and this little number speaks Sangio loud and clear, with a chorus of Canaiolo, thank you very much.
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