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Mar
25

Braida Bricco dell’Uccellone Barbera d’Asti 2011

Barbera has been troubled for some years. The trouble began with the success of Braida’s single vineyard bottling Bricco dell’ Uccellone in 1982, which reshaped the image of Barbera by

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Mar
24

Failla Russian River Chardonnay “Keefer Ranch” 2013

Failla’s unique style of Chardonnay highlights the merits of Concrete fermentation and ageing for the highest quality fruit. Failla is, like many new wineries these days, in love with concrete

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Feb
27

Rudi Pichler Wosendorfer Kollmutz Gruner Veltliner Smaragd 2015

Austrian wines are among the most compelling on the planet. The reds deserve a regular place at the table, with depth and complexity alongside elegance and length. The whites are

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Feb
7

Bernard Gripa Saint Joseph Blanc 2013

I have a soft spot for Northern Rhone whites. The top examples of Marsanne and Roussanne from Saint Joseph and Hermitage offer a combination of texture, medium acidity, concentration and

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Oct
20

Schoolhouse Vineyard Mescolanza Zinfandel Blend 2010

Independent wine stores like Marquis Wine Cellars on Davie do much to broaden the wine culture of the city and introduce citizens and industry members to interesting new wines from

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Oct
2

A Journey Through Barolo and its Crus

As I’ve said many times before, Barolo may be the last great red wine region on the planet in which prices have yet to inflate to inaccessible levels. That time

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Oct
1

Domaine d’Eugénie Vosne Romanée 2010

Domaine d’Eugénie (formerly Domaine Engel) is now owned by Chateau Latour, which took over the vines in 2006. The team at the domaine have been experimenting with approaches since 2007,

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Sep
24

Domaine Ramonet Bouzeron 2012

It is surprising the near forgotten about Aligoté has survived. Though it was once blended into white Burgundy, today it is not known as a noble variety. It grows in

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Sep
16

Champagne Jacquesson Dizy “Terres Rouge” Rosé 2008

Few rosé Champagnes are terroir driven wines. Most try to meet expectations for greater fruitiness, softer texture and often (but not always) more dosage. The approach is not dissimilar to

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Sep
3

La Peira en Damaisela “La Peira” 2005

The Terrases du Larzac in the Languedoc-Rousillon region of France is perhaps the most interesting in the south of France. La Peira, founded only in 2004, has come to be