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Crus Bourgeois du Médoc Tasting

At a recent online event, I tasted through a flight of wines from the Medoc region of Bordeaux.   (more…)

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An Honest Wine: Cecchi Sangiovese

2013 Cecchi Sangiovese di Toscana, Italy When I used to sell wine retail, from time to time, customers would approach me excitedly with a statement like this: “I tried Sangiovese last night and loved it, do you have any wines made from that grape?”  (more…)

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Discovery of AOC Corbières

Winemaker Spotlight in Languedoc AOP Corbières is the largest appellation in Languedoc, represented as the Southern zone in the map below. The region is accountable for 46 percent of the region’s wine, producing approachable, crisp and modern styles. (more…)

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Chianti Classico is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Wine World

2012 Cecchi Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy Chianti Classico never gets the respect it should; it’s sort of the Rodney Dangerfield of the wine world. (more…)

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Stylish and Restrained: 2012 WindRacer Pinot Noir

2012 WindRacer Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, California Wind Racer gets its name from an antique weather vane reclaimed in Kentucky as the namesake for a winery project partnership between Barbara Banke and Peggy Furth. (more…)

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Rias Baixas Albarino: Distinctively Unique

If you really enjoy a good white wine with lots of character and haven’t tried a Spanish Albarino, go out and grab a bottle. (more…)

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