Sparklers and Champagne for New Year’s Eve 2019!

Here are some great sparkling wines from France, Italy, USA, Argentina, and South Africa. I drink them all (not at the same time)…and so should you! Philippe Gonet Extra-Brut 3210: Bone-dry on purpose. The label “3210″ means 3 years of aging, 2 terroirs, 1 grape variety, and 0 dosage. About

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Tannat and Marselan from Uruguay…Spectacular!

I’ve recently written about wines from Bolivia, but in looking for them recently I came upon some spectacular ones from Uruguay–Tannat, yes, but also Marselan, also the name of the variety and the varietal, and both from Bodega Garzón. The massive winery has a capacity of 2.2 million liters (581,000

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Great Wine Books for Christmas

One of the ways I’ve learned about wine, oddly enough, is to read wine books. And here are some great book for Christmas. These are a few years old but I really enjoyed them. NOTE: COMING SOON–Reviews of “The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of

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Viognier for the Holidays!

Viognier is among the world’s most aromatic whites, with a rich, viscous fullness, often a relatively high alcohol content and even some distinct spiciness on the palate. If, for example, you’re used to light, innocuous Pinot Grigio, this wonderful grape might just knock you over – it makes one of

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