Ancient Vines Wine Co

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Located in Seattle, Washington State, USA, Ancient Vines Wine Co is an internet retail wine store which was founded by Peter Hansen. "My goal is to offer exceptional wine at a low price, thus offering outstanding value for customers. Value along with prompt, reliable, easy delivery are cornerstones of this business. I want to help clients easily improve their knowledge and enjoyment of wine; and offer them a venue to easily order value wine online that is not available everywhere. I can help a customer come to know many outstanding wines that they otherwise may not have considered purchasing." Pete Hansen, owner, Ancient Vines Wine Company. Pete Hansen's experience in wine sales, and wine knowledge, has come from working more than twenty years in the restaurant industry. – Description from dmerns

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    From the article The Rising Tide of Barbera

  • Chateau du Rozay Condrieu 1992


    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website Condrieu is an AOC created in 1940 [although wine production in the area goes back to before the Romans ] for white wines made from the viognier grape in seven communes forming a 12 mile stretch of the west bank of the Rhone south of the Cote-... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Cote Rotie Lucette and Martin Daubree Domaine Corps de Loup 2000


    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website is an AOC created in 1940,although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans,for red wines located on the west bank of the Rhone river about 20 miles south of Lyon.The name roughly translates as 'roasted slope ' because the vi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Cotes du Rhone. It’s a surprisingly well known wine in a world where the wines people are generally more comfortable with come with varietal designations as opposed to regional ones. Sure there are Chianti, and Bordeaux, but how many other regional appellations are most people familiar with? And is there any other that is exclusively focused on ... Read More

    From the article Cotes Du Rhone in 2014

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    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner

  • It being earth day tomorrow I thought this would be a fine time to explore attitude towards the whole organic/natural/biodynamic movement. I reached out to some wine professionals to get their opinions about these wines, but before I turn the stage over to them I’d like to explore the situation briefly.Before we consider the value of these wines... Read More

    From the article Organic for Earth Day?

  • Carignan AKA Mazuelo, Bovale Grande, Cariñena and Carignane, is, for most wine lovers, a bit of an enigma. We know it’s out there, component in many blends, particularly from Spain and France, where it was the most widely planted variety in the country through much of the 1980s. But what do we really know of Carignane? Not so much because there ... Read More

    From the article Getting to Know Carignane

  • Cuvee de la Tour Sarrazine Domaine de Clos des Cazaux Gigondas 2003


    I bought three bottles of this wine from the website for £19.Gigondas is an AOC created in 1971 [although wine production here goes back to before the Romans] for red and rose wines around the village of that name in the southern Rhone valley.The Domaine de Clos des Cazaux [www.closdes ] has bee... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

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    Forum post in the topic Old California Vines

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