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Featured Wine: Doña Paula Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2007, $10

Being on the subject of drinking wine in a recession, as we were last week and probably shall be for a while to come, it’s pleasing to report that there...
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Featured Wine: Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewürztraminer, Columbia Valley, Washington, USA, 2007

When visiting my mother-in-law at the Jersey Shore, I often stop in at the Manasquan wine store Spirit of 76, which offers one of the largest collections of Californian wines...
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Featured Wine: Tyrrell’s Vat 1, Hunter Semillon “Aged Release” 1994, Hunter Valley, Australia

This is – or, I should say, the bottle now being empty in front of me, was – by any measures, a unique wine. Semillon, to the extent that the...
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Wine Travels (despite what you may have heard)

DOMAINE CHABANON L’ESPRIT DE FONT CAUDE, COTEAUX DU LANGUEDOC MONTPEYROUX, 1998 I picked this bottle up when I was in Nîmes, at the border of Provence and the Languedoc, in...
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Why I (Still) Store Wine: Southern Rhônes 1998

Having finally completed my home cellar and retrieved many of my wines from storage, I’ve recently been opening up some of my Southern Rhônes from 1998, a particular warm and...
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Why I Store Wine

What with editing down my book, and the climax of the long-distance running season, I have not had much time to much wine of late… But what I have decided...
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The July Hitlist

This is what’s been twisting our melons, man. Click on images for web links Chris Coco’s new project ________ Seeing Brian Wilson at Belleayre Mountain…. ….and getting to picnic outdoors...
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Is it a Sin to stick Zin in the fridge?

It may be hot, but — repeat after me — we want red wine. It may be humid, but — say it again — we want red wine. It may...
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