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Jul
24

Spotlight on Indigenous Italian White Wine: Cantina Terlan Terlaner Bianco Classico 2014

Sadly Alto Adige remains one of the poorest represented important white wine regions in B.C. The wines can be found with greater frequency in the U.S. but are still harder

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Jul
23

Montes Alpha “M’ 2005

I virtually never drink Chilean wines. I happened to have this bottle in my cellar from many years ago – Montes’ top Bordeaux-style blend dominated by 80% Cab Sauv with

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Jul
23

Wind Gap Rana 2009

This is the best New World Grenache based wine I have had in quite some time. I prefer it because it derives pleasure from savoriness and texture. The 9% Mourvedre

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Jul
16

Spotlight on Indigenous Italian White Wine: Valentini Trebbiano d’ Abruzzo 2010

Valentini is one of the most important wine producers in Italy and many in North America have not heard of them. One of the reasons is that the estate has

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Jul
13

Monteraponi Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2005

Vin Santo. One of the great dessert wines of the world and relegated to the back shelf with the half bottles of oddball sweet wines that no one looks at.

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Jul
10

Searching for Okanagan Terroir with Sparkle: Bella Wines

Over the last decade, from the time I began writing about wine seriously, I have been searching for the signal that the Okanagan has (1) interesting terroir, (2) the technical

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Jul
9

Jean Francois Ganevat Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 2011

Ganevat is one of the Jura’s most sought after producers. He also happens to make some of its greatest wines. Sadly, prices have now increased to match the demand of

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Jul
1

Spotlight on Indigenous Italian White Wine: Gravner Breg 2004

At some point we in the wine business have to acknowledge that labelling a wine ‘orange’ is about as helpful as saying ‘white’ or ‘red’. It serves a very imprecise

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Jun
28

Podere Concori Melograno 2014

Tuscany does not evoke images of mountains. The Alps even less so. But that is where Podere Concori fashions one of the more interesting Syrahs I’ve tasted from Italy. The

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Jun
22

Wind Gap Old-Vine Mourvedre ‘Bedrock Vineyard’ 2011

The best of California never stop experimenting. It’s what sets the state’s wines apart from other regions, particularly over the last few years as innovation in California’s wine industry has