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Dan Traucki
 
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Variety is the Spice of Life

By: Dan Traucki I live in the state of South Australia, which generates more than half of the Australian wine exports making it the Australian equivalent to California in US wine terms. I know plenty of people here who only dri...
 
 
Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW
 
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Quality of Wine Series: Balancing Act

Grab your Pinot Grigio, lemon and vodka so you can join Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW, as she explains the importance of balance in wine. Not only will you begin to fully understand this judging component but Simonetti-Bryan gui...

 
 
Wines To Discover
 
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2010 Cayuse Syrah “Cailloux”

  3 Steps from Cayuse that Make Your Purchase Worthwhile: Storing the wine- Beyond reach of kids and winos-and ideally at 55 degrees, resting on their sides and in a dark place. When to open wine- A Latin saying insists, &...
 
 
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2008 Arrowood Cabernet

  Winemaker, Heidi von der Mehden says: “Our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from primarily organic or sustainably-farmed vineyards along the benches, hillsides and mountains of Sonoma County. This appellation is idea...

 
 
Dan Traucki
 
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It’s All Greek to Me

By: Dan Traucki Recently in the news there was an item announcing that somebody was planting the Greek white grape variety, Assyrtiko here in South Australia. This got me thinking about Greek Wines. Say “Greek wine” to the ...
 
 
Jeff Cox
 
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Washington Merlots

By: Jeff Cox Quick—what grape variety makes the world’s most expensive red wine? The answer, of course, is Merlot, which makes up 95 percent of Chateau Petrus. A bottle of the 2008 Petrus will set you back about $3,000 and ...

 
 
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2010 Flying Trout “Cutthroat Blend”

  About Flying Trout: Flying Trout Wines is a result of winemaker Ashley Trout’s annual winemaking ventures in Mendoza, Argentina from February until May and in the Walla Walla Valley during the remainder of the year...
 
 
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Wines from Vinho Verde Delight and Surprise

By: Paul Franson I just got back from Vinho Verde, the wine region in northwestern Portugal on the Atlantic, and I’ve found my ideas about wines from that region have totally changed. Most of the Vinho Verde wines I’ve had ...

 
 
Dan Traucki
 
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Lagrein, More Than a “Meat & 3 Veg” Wine

By:  Dan Traucki of Wine Assist. There are many hundreds of different wine grape varieties in the world. Most of them are Vitis Vinifera with a few American, Vitis Lambrusca and a one or two Vitis Aestivalis added, primarily i...
 
 
Jeff Cox
 
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The Unique Climate That Produces Great Wines

By: Jeff Cox A few years ago I stood on the elevated patio of Veramonte winery in the beautiful Casablanca Valley of Chile, looking toward the Pacific Ocean. I noticed a fog bank hanging above the hills just about as far away a...