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 →

SONOMA PRIDE Beer

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It’s not much of a stretch to put Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties on the short list of the most beautiful places on earth. Mountains, ocean, farms, pastures, vineyards, impossibly steep potholed roads, blue skies unhurriedly flowing into gorgeous sunsets—that’s Northern California wine and beer country. The devastating fires that... Read more →

FORCE MAJEURE | Reviews of Current Wine Releases: 2014 Vintage

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The estate vineyard of Force Majeure winery is located in Washington State’s Red Mountain winegrowing region. The majority of Washington wine production comes out of the southeast end of the state—over the Cascade mountains and far from that booming city called Seattle where a few of the most well-known tech billionaires live.  Vineyards... Read more →

Great Wine: Anne Sophie Dubois “Clepsydre” Fleurie (Beaujolais)

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The Gamay grape is a distant cousin of Pinot Noir, as it shares some of the latter’s DNA, but taste-wise the two are just about close enough to be kissing cousins. There is no place in the world more focused on one grape variety than the wine region of Beaujolais, caught between Burgundy and the Rhone—and Beaujolais does Gamay like... Read more →