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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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A Clean and Soft Turkish Wine: Vinkara Narince

2014 Vinkara Narince, Tokat, Turkey The wines of Turkey have been around since the time of the Hittites—which is probably some of the earliest recorded history of viticulture. (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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Sommelier Turned Winemaker: Gramercy Cellars L’idiot

Wine Review: 2011 Gramercy Cellars L’idiot du Village Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Washington It’s really hard to go bad with anything Sommelier turned winemaker Greg Harrington makes out there in Walla Walla. (more…)

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