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FEATURED WINES
All with recommended music
(Most recent reviews at top)

VINUM
PETS PETITE SIRAH 2003 CLARKSBURG, CA, USA, $14

CLINE
RED TRUCK WHITE 2003
CALIFORNIA, USA $10

DORIGO
RIBOLLA GIALLA, 2003
COLLI ORIENTALI DEL FRIULI, ITALY,

PONT NEUF 2003
VIN DE PAYS DU GARD, France

BREMERTON
'SELKIRK' SHIRAZ 2000,
LANGHORNE CREEK, AUSTRALIA,

DOMAINE LA SUFFRÈNE/ CHÂTEAU PRADEAUX
BANDOL 1999/2000
PROVENCE, FRANCE

JEAN LALLEMENT
CHAMPAGNE BRUT, NV
FRANCE

AZAGADOR
LA MANCHA 2002
Spain,

HERDADE DO ESPORAÕ
VINHA DE DEFESA 2002
Alentejo, Portugal

ALBA VINEYARDS
CHAMBOURCIN 2002
New Jersey, USA

BRUNEL-FÉRAUD
IMAGE DU SUD, NV
Vin de Table, France

PAUL LEHRNER
BLAUFRÄNKISCH 2000
Mittelburgenland, Austria

KOFERERHOF
KERNER WEINGUT 2003
Alto Adige, Italy

BABCOCK
TRI--COUNTIES CUVEE PINOT NOIR
California, USA

RIDGE
PASO ROBLESZINFANDEL, 2001
California, USA

LEITZ
'DRAGONSTONE' RIESLING
RÜDESHEIM, 2003
Rheingau, Germany

DOMAINE VALLET
SAINT JOSEPH BLANC 2001
Rhône, France

AZIANO
CHIANTI CLASSICO, 2001
Tuscany, Italy,

FORIS VINEYARDS
GEWÜRZTRAMINER
Rogue Valley, Oregon, 2001,

WITNESS TREE
PINOT BLANC
Williamette Valley, Oregon, 2002

DOMAINE ROGER PERRIN
CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2001
Rhône, France, $30

KUNDE ESTATE
MAGNOLIA LANE
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2002
Sonoma Valley, CA, USA,

SANTA JULIA
TORRONTES 2002
Mendoza, Argentina

PAUL DURDILLY
BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU 2003
'LES GRANDES COASSES'
Beaujolais, France,

CLINE
CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL, 2001, USA

CHAPEL DOWN
HORIZON, NV, England,

CLINE
BIG BREAK VINEYARD LATE HARVEST MOURVÈDRE
Contra Costa County, CA, USA 1997

GRUET
BRUT, METHODE CHAMPENOISE, NV
New Mexico, USA

DOMAINE LOUIS CHÈZE,
"CUVÉE RO-RÉE, 1999
Saint-Joseph, France

CHÂTEAU D'OUPIA
Minervois blanc, 2001
France,

CARTLIDGE & BROWNE
CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY 2000
USA,

McWILLIAMS MOUNT PLEASANT
Museum Elizabeth Semillon 1990
Hunter Valley, Australia,

RIDGE
COAST RANGE 2000
Sonoma County, California, Usa

GOATS DO ROAM
ROSÊ 2001
FAIRVIEW WINERY,
South Africa, $9

VIN GRIS DE CIGARE
BONNY DOON WINERY, CA, USA,

CHARLES MELTON
ROSÉ OF VIRGINIA 2001
Barossa Valley, Australia,

DOMAINE GIRARD 'LA GARENNE', SANCERRE 2000,
Loire Valley, France

PAUL JABOULET-AINÉ
MUSCAT DE BEAUMES DE VENISE 2000
Rhône, France,

TERNHAVEN CELLARS
CLARET D'ALVAH 1998
Long Island, NY, USA

TENUTA MORMORAIA
VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO 2000
Tuscany, Italy,

DOMAINE MAGELLAN
LE FRUIT DÉFENDU 2000
Vin de Pays de Côtes de Thongue, France

DOMAINE DE LA PÉPIÈRE
MUSCADET DE SÈVREa-ET-MAINE 'SUR LIE', 2000,
Loire, France,

SNOQUALMIE
SYRAH 1999
Columbia Valley, WA, USA,

SCHNEIDER
POTATO BARN WHITE, 1999
Long Island, NY, USA

MAS CARLOT
MARSANNE Cuvee Prestige 2000
Vin De Pays D'oc, France,

MIONETTO
PINOT GRIGIO 2000
Piave, Italy,

CHATEAU MONTELANA
SAINT VINCENT 1997
Napa Valley, California, USA,

LANGLOIS CHATEAUX
CREMANT DE LOIRE, NV
Saumur, Loire, France

HONIG
SAUVIGNON BLANC Reserve 1998
Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA,

CAMPBELLS
RUTHERGLEN MUSCAT NV,
Rutherglen, Australia

LA GASCOGNE PAR ALAIN BRUMONT
GROS MANSENG 1998
Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne, France

DR. KONSTANTIN FRANK
GEWURTZTRAMINER 'Limited Release', 2000
Finger Lakes, NY, USA

LUCETTE et MARTIN DAUBREE
CÔTE ROTIE 1996
Rhône, France,

DRY CREEK
DRY CHENIN BLANC 2000
Clarksburg, CA, USA,

MAS SAINT LAURENT
LES VIELLES VIGNES
VIN DE PAYS DES COLLINES DE LA MOURE, France

QUIVIRA
DRY CREEK CUVÉE, 1997
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA, USA

DASHWOOD
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2000
Marlborough, New Zealand

CHATEAU LA ROQUE
PIC SAINT-LOUP CUVEE LES VIEILLES VIGNES DE MOURVÈDRE 1998
Coteaux du Languedoc, France

SEGHESIO
ZINFANDEL 1997, 98, 99
Sonoma County, USA

SCHNEIDER
CABERNET FRANC 1998
Long Island, NY, USA

CHANDON
BRUT FRESCO NV
Argentina

MASI
AMARONE COSTASERA CLASSICO 1997
Valpolicella, Italy,

VINUM CELLARS
POINTE BLANC 1998
CA, USA

DOMAINE LA MONARDIÈRE
VINS DE PAYS DE VAUCLUSE 1998
France,

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THE iJAMMING! WINE PAGES CONTENTS

Domaine Roger Perrin Châteauneuf du Pape 2001: Reviewed here

Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles 2001: Reviewed here

2005 WINE MUSINGS

TOTAL WINE BAR, Park Slope
DEADWOOD COMES TO RED HOOK
: LeNell's Wine And Spirits Store
BOOK REVIEW
: De Long's Wine And Grape Indexes
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT: Rising alcohol in Californian wine
SO MUCH WINE, SO LITTLE TIME: 18 Wines from four dinners

2004 WINE MUSINGS

SIDEWAYS: Movie of the Year? (Dec 2004)
THE BEST WINES OF 2004
A round-up of the year's finest.
OLD EUROPE, NEW WINES: Unusual treats from Italy, Austria and France (Dec 2004)
THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS:
Five all-Americans for the Holiday Table (Nov. 2004)
MIDWEEK WHINES: Internationalists from New York, California, Spain & France (July 14 2004)
THE SONG REMAINS THE WINE: Weekend tasting report (May 10, 2004)
WINEMAKERS WEEK: French Winemakers descend upon Manhattan (March 8, 2004)
WINE WATCH: White wines from California, Finger Lakes, Chile... (Jan 30, 2004)

WINE AND MUSIC: THE CONNECTION

When I traveled to Sydney for the Millennium, it was primarily to see in the New Year with my very best friends. But when I returned from an overnight stay in the Hunter Valley carrying almost two dozen limited-production bottles of wine, my life long friends Denise and Natalie seemed rather bemused by my new obsession. "So is this what happens when record collectors grow up?" they asked. "They move onto wine?"

I guess so. Continue.

CABERNET FRANC

The 'other' Cabernet takes root in New York

Part 1: The Basics/The Regions
Part 2: New York Wines
Part 3: Loire Wines
Part 4: Conclusions

VIOGNIER

Describing Viognier draws on all one's literary and poetic skills, which could explain why its popularity is still at cult status. Continue

VIOGNIER Tasting Notes from around the World.

CÔTES DU RHÔNE-VILLAGES

A subtle but significant step up from simple Côtes du Rhône

Part 1: The Why, What and Where
Part 2: The Villages
Part 3: Cairanne and Rasteau

The Aziano Chianti Classico by Ruffino: Reviewed here

The Hermann J. Wiemer Johannisberg Riesling from upstate New York: Reviewed here

CÔTES DU RHÔNE

A treasure trove of inexpensive excellence

Part 1: The Background/The Geography
Part 2: The Do's of buying Côtes du Rhône
Part 3: The Dont's of buying Côtes du Rhône

SOUTHERN RHÔNE WHITE WINES
There are plenty good ones - it's just a matter of finding them. Continue

SOUTHERN RHÔNE ROSÉ WINES
It's not all tourist plonk - fact, it's some of the world's best pink wine. (It's certainly some of the most pink - check the whine at right.) Continue

2 MANY TASTINGS:

The iJamming! Wine Round Up October 2002, including:

Sauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay
Pinot Noir
Rhône Rangers
Southern France
Zinfandel

FEATURED MUSICAL WINO: JOHN ACQUAVIVA

FEATURED MUSICAL WINO: TIMO MAAS

FEATURED WINE WEB SITE: HONIG

FEATURED WINE WEB SITE: VIGNOBLES BRUNIER

CLINE'S CÔTES D'OAKLEY

Part 1: Ten grapes in an eight dollar bottle: what's it all about?
Part 2: Cline tells us what it's all about - and how they do it.

NEW YORK W(H)INES part 1

Bigger producers succeed, smaller producers struggle with quality

NEW YORK W(H)INES part 2

Finger Lakes Reds vs. Long Island Reds. The North Will Rise Again.


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