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Challenging Wine Personalities

Over the years, multiple varieties have made the news for one reason or another. Some, like Gewurztraminer, suffer from difficult to pronounce names. Others suffer from identity challenges. Chardonnay anyone? Still more are actually difficult to get to a bottle in once piece without the high involvement of the dedicated growers to make quality wine. Here are a few of those challenging personalities and how much work needs to be done behind the scenes to create our favorite wines. Zinfandel – The Indecisive OneZinfandel has a tough issue. Is it a rose or is it a serious red? Is it going to be high alcohol or more moderate? Consumers are often not sure because, inherently, this variety is naturally indecisive. It tends to ripen extremely unevenly so you can have huge spans of ripeness wit...

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Franciacorta is the Next Champagne

By Victor Rallo Jr. and Anthony Verdoni

Italians love Champagne. They enjoy an age-old custom of beginning a meal with a conversation and an apertivo. Very often this apertivo takes the shape of an effervescent wine. It has come about th...

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The Texas Wine Scene is Booming

As the former National Wine Director for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, I love the line, “A slab and a Cab, please.” As a native Texan, I never would have thought Texan Cabernet would join cat...

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There is Value in White Burgundy

Sorry to be morbid, but what’s your ‘death bed’ wine; the last glass you’ll taste in this life? Mine’s Puligny-Montrachet, the famous but expensive white Burgundian. The big price tag is no hassle ...

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A Virtual Tasting with Fattoria dei Barbi

May 15 at 12:00am
Twentieth generation heir to Fattoria dei Barbi, Stefano Columbini, sat down with Gregory Dal Piaz to taste through a line-up of the former’s elite and accessible Tuscan wines.  Fattoria is an Ital... Read More »

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Drink Value Cabernet Before It's Too Late

May 8 at 12:00am
Recent research shows that a glass of red wine a day is like twenty minutes of vigorous exercise. So before summer rosés officially take hold, get in on the last gasps of Cabernet. I tasted through... Read More »

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For the Love of Friuli Wine

May 7 at 12:00am
Friuli (or more properly Friuli Venezia Giulia) lies in Italy’s northeastern corner. Protected from the northern winds by the Austrian and Slovenian Alps, Friuli’s climate is tempered by the Adriat... Read More »

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Considering the Wines of Serbia

May 5 at 12:00am
I first encountered Serbian wines two years ago at the Balkans International Wine Competition. My discovery was about more than some new, exciting wines; it was also about a renaissance of vineyard... Read More »

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Top Ten Spring Wines Under $25

By Jim vanBergen

Apr 28 at 12:00am
How brutal was winter? Just forget it. Forget how cold it was, forget how much snow you had. Let your mouth tell you as your brain convinces you to push past cases of luscious and full-bodied red w... Read More »

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In Praise of Petite Sirah

Apr 23 at 12:00am
Petite Sirah has the stuffing to hold up to extended oak aging. It can also be made in a lighter, fruit-forward, early drinking style. As a result, a survey of current release Petite Sirah from sev... Read More »

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Campfire Wines for Spring

By Jeff Kralik, The Drunken Cyclist

Apr 22 at 12:00am
The beginning of Spring marks the beginning of several “seasons” as we are finally able to again start conducting many more activities outdoors. For me, it means being able to ride my bike on actua... Read More »

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Investing in Bordeaux 2014

Apr 17 at 12:00am
The opportunity to invest in wine before it enters the bottle is a special one, especially when it comes to Bordeaux. En Primeur is a long and storied tradition of the Old World. It also has been a... Read More »

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Time In a Bottle: 2010 Brunello di Montalcino

by Victor Rallo, Jr. and Anthony J. Verdoni

Apr 15 at 12:00am
Montalcino is a beautiful medieval hilltop village just 40 miles south of Siena, on the ancient roadway to Rome. It is dominated by a castle, called La Fortezza, which doubles as an enoteca and win... Read More »

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Take the Ultimate Wine Expert Quiz

By Luiz Alberto

Apr 10 at 12:00am
If you are reading this, there is a 99.9% chance that you are a #winelover. This means that all of your friends know about your passion for wine, right? Right! But how much do you REALLY know abou... Read More »

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