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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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Great Wine: EVOLUTION Sparkling Wine

This is no time to play it safe. With the world evolving culturally, technologically and socio-politically faster than anyone can keep up with—and, with an industrial economy in the U.S.

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Great Wine: Cleto Chiarli Vecchia Modena Lambrusco

Nothing sets the mood like a great Lambrusco.  Lambrusco is northern Italy’s version of a sparkling pink rosé, and when it’s good—it’s so so good. Good Lambrusco will lift up

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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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GREAT CHAMPAGNES | Our Picks to Enjoy All Year Long

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

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Great Wine: Nino Franco “Rustico” Prosecco

The perception of lower-cost sparkling wine is that it is something dainty or frivolous. Not serious at all and not looking for depth—just something good enough to enjoy to pass

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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: Adami Prosecco “Bosco di Gica”

Close your eyes … you might think you’re drinking a high quality Champagne. Except that this wine isn’t French, it’s Italian. Except that this bubbly is not $50, but it’s

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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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Great Wine: Demière-Ansiot Blanc De Blancs Champagne

It’s tempting to pit “grower” Champagnes against the large, formidable “negociant” Champagne houses and use words like “better” or “more authentic” or “unique” or “artisanal” to describe the growers. Rather

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Great Wine: Col de’ Salici Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry

At the risk of being boring, here’s a few technicalities you should look for when purchasing Prosecco—that humble but so stylish bubbly from Italy—to improve your chances of ending up

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Great Wine: Krug “Grande Cuvee” Champagne

There’s a reason why KRUG is the king of Champagne, but no explanation suffices. Krug is an experience in its own universe. The non-vintage Grande Cuvée Brut is the best

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