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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 Sustainable Wine: MERAYO “Las Tres Filas” Mencia

Granted, the market for Mencia wine outside of Spain—for the moment—is miniscule, relatively speaking.  But don’t let relative obscurity stop you from seeking out this fantastic wine for the money.

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Great Sustainable Wine: LAFOND Pinot Noir SRH

The palate instantly recognizes a wine with special qualities. Ethereal in texture and delightfully complex yet full of clarity, the 2016 LAFOND Pinot Noir SRH (for “Sta. Rita Hills”) leaves

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Great Sustainable Wine: J. WILKES Pinot Blanc

You’ve seen the scene in hundreds of movies and TV shows: guy behind the wheel of a powerboat, speeding through the deep blue sea to the left, right, behind and

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Great Sustainable Wine: LYRIC BY ETUDE Chardonnay

It’s nice to see one of the most popular names in Napa produce an excellent Chardonnay at an affordable price, and with grapes from sustainable vineyards located in Santa Barbara

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Great Sustainable Wine: BAKER & BRAIN Gruner Veltliner

Let’s kick off our series on great sustainable wines with a wine from a region that’s a sort of epicenter in California for sustainability, experimentalism and adventurousness. If I had

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Great Wine: Valderiz Ribera del Duero

Dark toned, big, plump, rich and concentrated—and with a hint of a bit of a tortured soul—this Ribera Del Duero red wine is the equivalent of a Francisco Goya painting.

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Great Wine: Petrolo Galatrona

When Tesla dropped their very first 2018 Model 3 onto the electric car market just about a month ago, you couldn’t help but be wowed by the vehicle’s form factor—super

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Great Wine: COS Nero di Lupo

Easy Summer Italian Reds: A Trilogy – Part Three.  We return, once again, to Sicily for the final part of this series focusing on lighter, easy red wines that are

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Great Wine: Yangarra PF Shiraz

Sleek as a black puma running in stride across the highlands, the YANGARRA PF Shiraz impresses for its polish and power, as well as graceful elegance. The 2015 bottling is

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Great Wine: Chateau Guiraud Sauternes

There’s something about the sweetness of a Sauternes that pairs particularly well with the mirth and merriment of the Christmas and Hanukkah season. A great Sauternes (saw-tehrn) has honey sweetness

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Great Wine: Marchand-Tawse Morey-Saint-Denis “Clos des Ormes”

Other than Austrian and German wines (okay, Greek and Croatian wines are pretty damn tough to figure out too), there are no wines with names more difficult to read, let

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