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Hudson Valley Wine: Fine or Crime?

“I love the idea of Hudson Heritage, but I strongly disagree with the idea that only hybrid grapes represent the “heritage” of Hudson Valley wines. There are wonderful Chardonnay, Pinot...
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Featured Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon blends

We opened up two “Cabernets” from two seemingly very different regions Saturday night: the Freemark Abbey 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley from the USA in the Northern Hemisphere, and the...
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Weekend Wines

My brother was visiting this weekend and, for the first time in a month, I wasn’t racing on a Sunday morning. Time to open some wine! Friday night they came...
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Featured Wine: Bargain Hunting

Picking up free wine (legally) is not half as easy as picking up free music. You can’t download the stuff off the Internet, and there aren’t too many producers giving...
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Featured Wine Region: California

Three pairs of classically pumped-up Californians, including what might possibly be America’s finest red wine. 1) TWO CHARDS ROBERT TALBOTT, KALI HART VINEYARD, CHARDONNAY, MONTEREY COUNTY, 2006 Don’t believe what...
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Featured Wine Tasting: Châteauneuf du Pape 2006

Yesterday, I posted a broad introduction to the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape and a preliminary report of the excellent 2006 vintage, which will be showing up in stores over...
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Featured Wine Region: Châteauneuf du Pape

On February 6, I was fortunate enough to attend an industry tasting of Châteauneuf du Papes from the soon-to-be-released [strong]2006[/strong] vintage. Short of being flown to the Southern Rhône itself,...
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Featured Wine Region: Gigondas

Anyone who pays more than a passing attention to my wine postings will know that I can’t get enough of Gigondas. Which is just as well, because I bought a...
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