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Wine Review: 2011 Planeta La Segreta Bianco IGT Sicilia

This is a white blend made primarily of Grecancio with a good dose of Chardonnay and a splash of Fiano and Viognier. The Grecancio is widely grown in the Soave region and usually makes for a great food pairing wine. The 2011 Planeta La Segreta is light and fresh, mildly acidic with good apple flavors […]

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2005 George Wyndham Founder’s Reserve South Australia Shiraz

George Wyndham became the father of Australian Shiraz when he planted the country’s first commercial Shiraz vineyard in 1830. Thirty years later, he began expanding production to 11,000 gallons of wine per year while continuing to increase vineyard plantings. Although he passed in 1870, Shiraz remains the signature variety for this winery, and the birthplace […]

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2012 Brancott Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

If you enjoy bright and lively white wines, you will love this Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand. The region of Marlborough makes exceptional whites that produce fruit-driven, beautifully flavored and complex wines. The 2012 is a great example of what this region does well—a style that is crisp and zesty with a good dose of […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Languedoc-Roussillon France

Limoux has a long history for making fizzy wines, which dates back to 1531. The appellation sits high in the valley of Aude near the Pyreneese Mountains, planted to 4,300 acres and home to 41 unique communes with some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in the south of France. The vineyards are much higher in […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Domaine du Tariquet Cotes de Gascogne France Chardonnay

There is a lot going on in this bottle of Chardonnay from Gascogne. It possesses qualities that represent the essence of the word terroir. Complex and unique there are not a lot of Chardonnay’s out there that exhibit this amount of style. The fruit has to share center stage with the other components in this […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno Marches Italy Sangiovese

This is an Italian winery that has embraced new world wine making techniques and I have to say “Lord have mercy halleluiah!” The blend is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Montepulciano. This winery has delivered where so many have tried and failed. It is a fruity but well composed medium body wine with larger than life […]

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