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(202)333-7500 2201 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
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  • Cyprus and Paphos vales, the smiling LovesMight leave with joy fair Madeira’s groves;A shore so flowery, and so sweet an air,Venus might build her dearest temple there.-From Camoens’ Lusiad, 1569, Volume I Canto V I’ve got no idea who Camoens is, but I’ve used this passage twice now, both times in introductions to Madeira auctions we’ve had at C... Read More

    From the article Madeira: Twenty Years on the Comeback Trail


  • There are dozens of sparkling wines made around the world – Champagne (probably the most well-known) and another 20 or so similar wines made in France; Cava made in Spain; Portuguese Espumante; Spumante and four more Italian sparklers; Sekt made in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic; Russian Sovetskoye Shampanskoye; Cap Classique from South... Read More

    From the article The Low-Down on Cava


  • There are countless delicious wines you could enjoy with your Valentine this year, but this special holiday calls for more than just outstanding. You need a wine that tells a tale; one preferably told over a candle-lit dinner. With this in mind, here are ten terrific Valentine’s Day bottles that provide intrinsically romantic stories -- in addit... Read More

    From the article 10 Storytelling Wines for Valentine's Day


  • It’s urban legend that top wine pros can blindly identify a wide array of wines. Blindly naming a wine’s provenance, vintage, and vineyard is the most humbling exercise in the wine world. But there are some things you can do to get closer to the correct answer. This is a rich, endless topic. For right now, we’ll focus on the identification of un... Read More

    From the article The Art of Blind Tasting


  • Both. He championed a lot of things. May not have been the first or the originator, but he is the one who made the difference. One thing he was big on was having people taste the wines rather than simply rely on marketing. That led to wine tourism. He is largely responsible for that. The rest of Napa perfected it and now it's becoming a world-wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aspiring wine lover


  • Hi all,Just want to introduce myself. I have recently started taking an interest in wine and have come to the point where I want to start learning more about it. At this point I can identify which lines I like, and which I don’t, but I really hope to be able to take it a step further and understand what makes it so that I like certain wines and ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aspiring wine lover


  • After much agony and discernment, I have chosen the official wine for my Super Bowl party this year. Over the 9 years I've hosted this event, it is probably the least exotic selection, not to mention least expensive.  Given the fact chili is the main dish (oh please, don't turn your nose. After all, we're American pigskin fans, not Bolsheviks), ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Super Bowl, Super Wine


  • One day only, sick deals directly from wineries and winemakers. Check it out, you won't regret it. Deals all day long starting at 7:15AM PST. http://www.wineberserkers.com/content/?p=1922   Read More

    Forum post in the topic Berserker Day VI is coming...


  • Where you drink wine can be important. An overheated or too noisy room or city stress can downgrade the pleasures of even a very good wine.  Conversely, tranquility that allows you to focus on what’s in your glass can upgrade even a so-so sipper. What if you could leave behind all aspects of external civilization, even connectivity to all signal... Read More

    From the article Wine Where the World Began


  • Mark - barrels are a whole subject unto themselves. The go-to guy for info about them is Mel Knox, who has been selling them for years. Another guy is Alvaro Palacios, who sold them for a while before he became famous in Priorat.But briefly, barriques are relatively small barrels. Many people use them to refer only to "Bordeaux" style barrels, w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic All about Oak


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