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The Wine World Cup Final: Forza Azzurri!

In further preparation for the Wine World Cup Final, and following on from my previous Allez Les Bleus post on recent French wines I’ve tasted, here are reports on a...
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The Wine World Cup Final: Allez Les Bleus

In preparation for the Wine World Cup Final, and in honor of my own Francophile tastes in grapes, here are a few snap reviews of some bottles that have recently...
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The Wine World Cup Final: It Should be a Grape Game

It’s occurred to me rather late in the day that a committed wine-drinking footballing blogger could have had a field day (pun fully intended) predicting this World Cup. Look at...
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Uncork New York

Something of a surprise when the new Wine Spectator came through the mail: New York wines are on the front cover. Has our uncelebrated State finally won over the wine...
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Featured Wine Grape: Spanish Albariño

CASTRO BREY ALBARIÑO, RÍAS BAIXAS, SPAIN, 2004 The majority of Spanish white wines have an inauspicious reputation, and for good reason: made from old warhorse grapes like Garnacha Blanc and...
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Featured Wine Grape: Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc

CHÂTEAU LA CAUSSADE 2004 BORDEAUX BLANC, FRANCE $13, Spring time, and a wine-drinker’s fancy turns to Sauvignon Blanc. What better combination in life is there than a warm weekend evening...
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Featured Wine Grape: Alsace Pinot Gris

TRIMBACH PINOT GRIS RESERVE 2002, RIBEAUVILLE, ALSACE, France, $16 We had a guest to stay the other weekend. He wouldn’t profess himself a wine expert, but he’s no neophyte either:...
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Why I Stay Home On Weekend Nights

Over the weekend I read a column by Matt Kramer in the Wine Spectator whereby he insists one should purchase at least four bottles of a good wine and open...
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