GREAT CHAMPAGNES 2018 | Our Picks to Enjoy All Year Long

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New Year’s Eve will have come and gone in a flash, but that’s no reason to stop drinking Champagne.   The special occasion, French bubbly made from Chardonnay and/or Pinot Noir grapes (and also, sometimes, Pinot Meunier) is the perfect drink of choice to ring out a year 2017 that was the most divisive in America’s history since... Read more →

Great 90+ Point Wines | The Best of Current Releases ~ Dec. 2017

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What are the best wines available right now? Here’s a carefully curated list of the best new wines from around the globe that we’ve come across recently.   This edition focuses on currently available releases from Italy.  We rate the following wines 90 points or higher and recommend them without an ounce of hesitation while... Read more →

America’s Greatest Pinot Noirs for $30 and Under | OREGON EDITION

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It’s no secret anymore: Oregon—especially Oregon’s Willamette Valley—is a treasure trove of great Pinot Noirs. What many don’t know, however, is that for those who are money conscious when it comes to purchases of wine (and if this isn’t you, bless you—please continue enjoying your La Tâche and let us know how it is), Oregon,... Read more →

REVIEWS: Oregon’s Greatest Pinot Noirs for $30 and Under

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A companion to our feature article, “America’s Greatest Pinot Noirs for $30 and Under | OREGON EDITION.”   We’re searching for America’s best and affordable Pinot Noirs, and started our search in Oregon. We found 26 that we love and recommend wholeheartedly.  Here’s our list, and reviews of each wine follow, below.... Read more →

FROM THE CELLAR | Great Wine: 2001 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes

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The turn of the 21st Century brought about a remarkable vintage for sweet white wines in Bordeaux. The year 2001 also brought upon the downfall of Enron, the launch of Wikipedia, the introduction of Apple’s iPod and the first Harry Potter movie. Clearly, remarkable times that set the tone for what was, and is, to come.  As the year 2017... Read more →

Great Wine: Clos Solene Sweet Clementine (Banyuls-Style Dessert Wine)

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There’s a reason why you fall in love with someone after a meal and not before. You’re simply jumping in too quickly if it happens before the main dish is served, and you’re destined for a broken heart. Get to know the person first, as your mother always said. Choosing to have a dessert wine after a meal instead of a flourless... Read more →