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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Wine's great, food's at least as good, air and views and general ... ... several other places up and down that coast or up on top in Ravello. Besides the local wine it's kinda nice to sit on a terrace in Ravello or Capri looking out on those world-class views and sip the Barolo of your choice--hell, even in a garden in the midst of Positano or... Read More

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  • Ian Cauble often has interesting wines at his Somm Select site. Today's ... and carried in small buckets down the small stone steps. Once the grapes make it to the winery, they are destemmed, lightly pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at very low temperatures for a long period of 20-30 days; this preserves the purity and aromatic f... Read More

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  • RBA, the DC area definitely has the places to eat - very jealous. F-I-L lives ... ... Blanc, which is going down mighty nicel Read More

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  • To complete our wine weekend, Sandra and I drove another two hours south down to Barboursville VA for a vertical testing experience at the Barboursville Vineyards, home of the famous Octagon wine.  We had vertical tastings of Octagon, Petit Verdot, Cab Franc and Nebbiolo too.   We only bought a case of wine this time - including six bottles of t... Read More

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  • I did not characterize it as "boring."  In fact the general ... ... ... enough to not shove it down their throats with "Oh no.  We have to sit around and watch this open bottle for this for at least 45 minutes before I can taste it."We were there to enjoy each others' company. As a lark, we decided to open up one of those estate sale bottles ... Read More

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  • Today my wife Sandra and I attended the RdV 2011 Release Party at their winery ... labels.  We also walked down to the blending room to see what might be going on but they weren't in the room at the time.  There was even a Rolls Royce parked out front, so I couldn't resist taking a picture of that!It was a beautiful day here in northern Virgin... Read More

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  • Givin' yourself away, Santa!  "What seems closed and ... ... ... different a few hours down the line."Probably true.  If b-i-l tried the remainder of the bottle, I'm sure he had a completely different experience.This was more of a convivial encounter than a wine geek one.  I may be more meticulous on some of the other ones that he gave me. Ag... Read More

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  • How long did you let the Les Pelerins breathe?About 30 seconds.What seems ... ... ... different a few hours down the line.Probably true.  If b-i-l tried the remainder of the bottle, I'm sure he had a completely different experience.This was more of a convivial encounter than a wine geek one.  I may be more meticulous on some of the other ones... Read More

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  • How long did you let the Les Pelerins breathe? This is the 2nd label of ... ... ... different a few hours down the line.  And from where did your whale-watch tour launc Read More

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  • Last weekend was really special.  My sister Carol and her husband Rich ... on the 17th, then we drove down to see Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's house) near Charlottesville, VA on the 18th.  On the 19th we celebrated my wife Sandra's 54th birthday (one day early), and then on the 20th we visited two wineries (Linden and Chateau O'Brien - poste... Read More

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