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Great Sustainable Wine: RIVERBENCH “Cork Jumper Rosé” Blanc de Noirs

Well off the beaten path and well worth the discovery effort, Riverbench, in the Santa Maria Valley, is one of California wine country’s best kept secrets. This is your greatest

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Australia, Wine

WINE REVIEWS | A Flight Through Australia Via Handpicked Wines

From the Barossa to Yarra Valleys, the Mornington Peninsula, Clare Valley, Margaret River, Coonawarra and Tasmania—exploring the wines of Handpicked Wines is like having a first-class seat on a flight

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California, Wine
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Great Wine: Domaine Chandon Etoile Brut

A great Napa Valley, California, bubbly for the money that doesn’t try to be Champagne. Unapologetically and comparatively bold, dense, ripe, flavorful and creamy. An oh-so-refined Francophile may scoff at

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France, Wine

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

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

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California, Wine

Great Wine: Ridge Lytton Springs

A wine that speaks with as distinctive a voice as Vin Scully calling a Dodger game. Are there many more things as American as that? Truly, as characterful and engaging

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Washington, Wine
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FORCE MAJEURE | Reviews of Current Wine Releases

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

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California, Wine

Great Wine: Ancient Peaks Oyster Ridge

A powerful, brawny red blend for the modern ages, the Oyster Ridge from ANCIENT PEAKS‘ Santa Margarita Ranch is, especially in the 2013 vintage, a terrific showcase for the emerging

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France, Wine

Great Wine: Gosset Brut Excellence Champagne

For Pete’s sake, stop waiting for super-special life events to drink a bottle of Champagne! Weddings, engagements, landing a new job or promotion, hitting a business milestone, major birthdays, retirement,

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Great Wine: Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay

In 1876, brothers and German immigrants Jacob and Frederick Beringer founded Beringer Vineyards, which is currently the longest continually running winery in Napa Valley. Approximately a century after its founding,

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France, Wine
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Great Wine: Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne

Like the Tiffany’s blue, the yellow of VEUVE CLICQUOT’s wine label is one of the most iconic in all of the world. There may be no more endeared wine brand

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California, Wine
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Great Wine: Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc

One of the classics of American wine, the MERRY EDWARDS Sauvignon Blanc is loveliness that’s hard to put words to. How to aptly describe this 2014 vintage bottling? It has

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Bordeaux, France, Wine
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Great Wine: Chateau Villemaurine Saint-Emilion

A new Bordeaux—like the new Cité du Vin museum in Bordeaux, an exceedingly modern shrine dedicated to the history of wine culture—is a necessary progression from the trappings of the

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