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2009 Remy Wines Lagrein

  Winemaker, Remy Drabkin says: “Remy Wines Lagrein, takes it’s time. With 29 months of barrel aging, we think you will find it quite engaging.” About Remy Wines: Located in the heart of Oregon’s Willam...
 
 
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Travel Itinerary: Fredericksburg, Texas

By: Teresa Bitler Set aside those preconceived notions you have of the Lone Star State—instead of cattle ranches and oil drills, you’ll see vineyards and wineries in the Texas Hill Country, the second largest American Vitic...

 
 
Jeff Cox
 
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The Ghost in the Wine

By: Jeff Cox We read a lot about minerality in wine—the taste and aroma of minerals, flint, chalk, gravel, slate, stones, and such–but what is that, exactly? Is it minerals mined from deep in the soil by a grapevine’s...
 
 
Dan Traucki
 
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Take a Ride on the Wild Side

By: Dan Traucki Having been in the wine industry for over 25 years I never cease to be amazed by people who limit their wine drinking options to one or two varieties. Whilst on the other hand, there are others like myself who a...

 
 
Rated Wines
 
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2010 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay

  Production Notes from Paul Hobbs: “Growing season 2010 began with a wet winter and spring across Sonoma County. Summer was cool, though as harvest approached temperatures rose. Our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay ripened ful...
 
 
Douglas Trapasso
 
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A Big Dream for a Little Pin

In seven weeks I will step out of my comfort zone and allow my knowledge and presentation skills to be judged by perfect strangers.  Several times each month, experienced wine professionals and newbies like myself sit (that’...

 
 
Jeff Cox
 
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Very Old Vines Make Very Good Wines

By: Jeff Cox A patch of very old grapevines known as the Old Hill Ranch stretches across a sunny landscape in Glen Ellen, a small village in the Valley of the Moon in Sonoma County. It’s one of the oldest vineyards in Califor...
 
 
Dan Traucki
 
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Savagnin: The Next Big Thing?

One of the big questions for wine producers around the world is -what type of wine will be popular in China in 5, 10 or 15 year’s time?

 
 
Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW
 
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Quality of Wine Series: Finesse

What is all the finesse about? Jennifer defines her “aha” moment over a bottle of Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc.
 
 
Wines To Discover
 
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2008 Intrigue Red Blend

  Production Notes from founder, Bob Delf: “Our Intrigue is a blend of 50 percent merlot, 32 percent syrah and 18 percent cabernet franc. We use very good quality vineyards, so there are no “bad years”. In 20...