Wine Consortium

(312)791-9999 110 East 23rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616-2116
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  • . . . and, boy, are my arms tired.I don't know when I first heard the term "Super Tuscan."  I'm guessing that it was 10-12 years ago.  I really did not know what it meant--me being very focussed on my California world.I did, of course, learn that a Super Tuscan was a wine that was made from grapes that were outside the Tuscany tradition--specifi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic I Just Flew in from Super...


  • Hush hush and strictly on the QT... I was at a family function the other day that was also attended by a family friend who is high up in management at a significant Sonoma producer.  We were talking about (among other things, like his grandchildren) the WS ratings for the 2009 Sonoma Pinots--a big part of this winery's business.  My friend confi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Point mongering confidential


  • Unless you've been living under a rock, you have heard the news that Montalcino producers, in a landslide vote, rejected a proposal to allow international grape varieties in Rosso di Montalcino. By law, Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino must be made by 100% Sangiovese grapes. The vote was held last week at an assembly called by the ... Read More

    From the article Rosso di Anywhere


  • Alternative closures were all the rage in the 1990s and that has been a real challenge for the cork industry, which saw its dominance of the sector diminish considerably thanks to competitive closures such as screwcaps, glass closures, synthetic corks and cork composites. However, that trend seems to be turning around and the cork industry is fe... Read More

    From the article Put a Cork In It


  • Marques d'O Reserva 2008

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    Wine review by drsint


  • Marques d'O Tinto 2009

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    Wine review by drsint


  • The rules of probability seem to indicate that the powers that be on this site are stealing tasting notes from members of Cellar Tracker and posting them here without proper permission/attribution.  This is my first, last and only post to ask members why they would put up with such behavior. Read More

    Forum post in the topic is this site really stealing...


  • The results are in for the 2011 SF Chronicle Wine Competition and there are a lot of medals coming back to the Livermore Valley.  With over 5000 entries this year the competition was tuff.  Here is a list of the medal winning Livermore wineries. Bent Creek Winery, Charles R Vineyards, Chouinard Vineyards, Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine Winery,... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Livermore Valley did...


  • Foradori Myrto Dolimiti Bianco 2008

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    Myrto I.G.T.Vigneti delle Dolomiti Bianco it is a blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc, which I am sure you are familiar with and 40% of an exotic grape called Incrocio Manzoni. "This white grape is the result of crossbreed of Riesling Renano and Pinot Bianco, and was created by Professor Luigi Manzoni, of the Istituto Tecnico Agrario (Technical and Agr... Read More

    Wine review by Manoavino


  • It has just occurred to me that there appears to be an endless supply of experts and comments on wine as a topic of keen interest. As such, as a relative novice to the world of wine-chat and discussions, I want to know what (in your humble opinions) makes a good wine blog? Read More

    Forum post in the topic What makes a good wine blog?


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