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A Tale of Two Tempranillo: Rioja Rocks!
 

A Tale of Two Tempranillo: Rioja Rocks!

A couple of months back we had the pleasure of receiving a few mature Rioja Tempranillo samples. One was a 2005 Bodegas Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva Tempranillo and the other a 2007 Bodegas Riojanas Vina Albina Tempranillo. To fully appreciate the viticulturist’s and the winemaker’s combined efforts, it’s always a pleasure to drink wines […]

Video: Discover the Wines of Alsace

07 December 2014

Video: Discover the Wines of Alsace, France Nestled between the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine River, Alsace is a picturesque landscape of quilted vineyards and quaint medieval villages. Join host Michael Fagan, as we travel through this little corner of France and discover its wines, indulge in its cuisine and revel in its natural beauty. […]

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Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa

05 December 2014

Wine Review: 2008 Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa Entellina, Sicily, Italy I’ve tasted my share of Sicilian Nero d’Avola wines, so trust me when I say the 2008 Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa is probably the best example I‘ve had—ever! Many critics compare this grape to Syrah, but this particular example is like no […]

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Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

03 December 2014

Wine Review: 2006 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California The Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is layered with a nice balance of red and black fruits complimented by underlying flavors of chocolate, tobacco, menthol and herbs. The finish is lingering, soft and dusty. This Cabernet needs some more time in bottle. If you […]

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Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

01 December 2014

2012 Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California The 2012 Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a smidgeon (9%) of Petit Verdot. Upon opening, you’ll be blown away by its intoxicating aromas that entice you to come back again and again for another sniff. It pulls you in to taste […]

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Galerie Sauvignon Blanc

29 November 2014

Wine Review: 2013 Galerie Equitem Sauvignon Blanc, Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California and the 2013 Galerie Naissance Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California Galerie is a collection of wines, crafted through the artistic and scientific sentiments of Winemaker Díaz Muñoz. Her collection consists of four wines—two Sauvignon blancs and two Cabernet Sauvignons that express two regions—Napa […]

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Black Friday for Wine and Food Enthusiasts

26 November 2014

Black Friday for Wine and Food Enthusiasts Starting Black Friday, we’re offering a holiday special—signed copies of our latest book, A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy, through December 18, 2014.  (more…)

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