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Feb
10

Weingut Heinrich Pannobile 2013

Austrian red wine is sadly consumed almost entirely in Austria. The country makes compelling reds with a style and character that well suits modern tastes. The local Vancouver restaurant Bauhaus

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Jan
21

Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino 2011

While I am an avowed fan of Brunello, only a small handful of these wines make it into my personal upper echelon. Those producers that do make wines with aromatics,

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Nov
25

Bodega Noemia 2013

So many wine drinkers start with Argentinian Malbec that it has lost its lustre with the wine cognoscenti, most of whom now love to seek out small European producers. Even

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Nov
13

Drew Family Wines Perli Vineyards Syrah 2014

The Mendocino Ridge AVA in Anderson Valley is at the frontier of California’s wine producing regions to the north of the state. Jason and Molly Drew are the AVAs top

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Sep
28

Vosne Romanée and Nuits St. Georges: Six Wines from Domaine Fabrice Vigot and Domaine Bertrand Marchard de Gramont

I recently attended a Burgundy seminar courtesy of importer That’s Life which looked at three wines from Nuits St. Georges and three wines from Vosne Romanée from two smaller but

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Sep
11

Jacques Selosse “V.O.” Champagne

For so many, Selosse represents the unicorn experience of Champagne. Few producers have attained similar cult status. But his wines are divisive due to their oxidative style. I fall on

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Aug
14

A Few Great Barolo and Barbaresco Bottlings

I’ve collected Barolo and Barbaresco for some years now. I have recently been reminded that they are some of the greatest wines in the world that remain affordable for me.

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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
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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Mar
6

RPM Gamay Noir 2013

This is the best Gamay Noir being produced in America today. It is not unlike a top Morgon, which is not surprising given that RPM proprietors Nathan Roberts, Rajat Parr,