Maraschino cherry, Dr. Pepper, nutmeg and butterscotch?! These are the wild notes of flavor you might encounter when staring down a glass of great Washington State cab like the 2007 EFESTE Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon. Culled from four disparate but prominent vineyards of the Columbia Valley region, small berries of small clusters from mature... Read more →
The Seine River, which flows through the heart of Paris, is one of the great waterways of Europe. Sequana, in Gaelic and Roman mythology, is its goddess who lives at the source. The river itself is a life force that changed the course of history—time lapse paintings and photographs can take you from Medieval times to the great marketplace... Read more →
We love and highly recommend the following wines we've recently tasted, and have added them to our Really Good Wine List. Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Brut (Champagne, $100) CADE Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa, $60) Freemark Abbey Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa, $80) Lancaster Estate Cabernet... Read more →
This is what great Socialist wine tastes like. Austria’s WINZERKELLER ANDAU is a wine co-op, which means its wine is produced by a collective of around 300 growers who, fortified with subsidies from the government, have joined together as equal partners in labor, distribution and profit. Existing as a cooperative is equally a matter of... Read more →
Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy. That was what The Who named their first album of greatest hits back in 1971, but they could have been describing the 2010 Les Piallats Vinsobres from PIERRE AMADIEU. From the furthest north of the Southern Rhone and raised in high altitude, this Vinsobres is made up of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah, and there's... Read more →
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