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Quick Sip on Argentina

Quick Sip on Argentina

Argentina Wine Region Argentina has four major wine growing regions which includes; Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja and Salta. By far the leading and most prestigious region is Mendoza which is located just east of Buenos Aires in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Argentina produces these main grape varieties: Merlot, Malbec, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, […]

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Eccentricity in the Loire Valley

Eccentricity in the Loire Valley

One of the Loire’s most famous and longest lived whites, Clos de la Coulee de Serrant, comes from a 17-acre vineyard that is farmed according to the principles of biodynamics. This is a holistic system of “living agriculture” whereby the soil is nurtured through the natural forces. The vineyard is not exposed to chemicals. Planting, […]

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Top 10 Descriptors a Winemaker Hates to Hear

Top 10 Descriptors a Winemaker Hates to Hear

10. Wet rodent 9. Labrador breath 8. Mase 7. Moise navel lint 6. ’63 Chevy Nova exhaust 5. Men’s room at baseball park during a game 4. Mustard gas 3. Velvetta 2. Old running shoes 1. Old running shorts From John Cunin, owner of the Cypress Club in San Francisco

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R.I.P. Cork

R.I.P. Cork

Randall Grahm, the owner of Bonny Doon Vineyard in Santa Cruz, California, had been having a lot of problems with cork. He was getting tainted bottles and felt that it was unacceptable. So, he first tried plastic corks. Then he turned to screw caps and thought that they were the best solution. But he said, […]

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Old Vines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Old Vines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Brian and I recently visited the renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region for a château tour with a happy newlywed couple. Chateauneuf is renowned for its full-bodied red wines and we tasted many a wonderful red that day during the full-day tour to five different vineyards. One of the highlights of the day was a visit to […]

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