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Featured Wine: Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc

As regularly reported here at iJamming! of late, Green is the New Black. Or, if you’re Thomas Friedman, it’s the new Red White & Blue. Either way, it’s the trendy...
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Featured Wine: Cigales Tempranillo

LA LEGUA, CIGALES 2004, SPAIN, $11 A good glass of wine is dependant on so many things. Quite apart from the bottle’s inherent “quality,” there’s mood, temperature, and exposure to...
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Featured Wine: Côtes du Rhône 2005

DOMAINE PAUL AUTARD CÔTES DU RHÔNE 2005 RED, $14 E. GUIGAL CÔTES DU RHÔNE 2005 RED, $12 Glance back through my featured wine reviews and you’ll know that I’m a...
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The Electric Restaurant Acid Test

From Notes of a Gastronome: The Taming of the Chef in The New Yorker Why did they seek out the substandard, the industrial, and the unhealthy: prawn cocktail crisps, say,...
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Featured Wine: Slovenian Malvasia

SANTOMAS KOPER MALVASIA 2004, SLOVENIA, $15 When we talk wines from the Old World, it’s all to easy to start and stop our conversation in western Europe, with a venerable...
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Featured Wine: Hudson Valley Tocai Friulano

MILLBROOK TOCAI FRIULANO 2005 HUDSON VALLEY REGION, NEW YORK, USA, $15 Finding grapes that suit the local climate, soil and growing conditions – what the French call terroir – is...
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Featured Wine: Affordable Californian Cabernet

ESTANCIA PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON KEYES CANYON RANCHES 2003 Everyone (who gets interested in wine) knows that Cabernet Sauvignon is considered the King Of Grapes. Unfortunately, it tends to sell...
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Que Syrah Syrah

Three wine postings in a row, I know, but this is a good subject to try and cover in one go. The Argentinean Shiraz I wrote about yesterday may have...
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