When I received an invitation to the Slow Wine 2020 US Tour stop in New York City, I had to ask myself if I understood when “Slow” means with regard to wine. I didn’t. I still don’t. So I went to the show on February 24 and enjoyed a great seminar and tasting of Cerasuolo (“Cherry”) d’Abruzzo Rosé wines, ones I’d never tasted and had barely heard of. And then I went around the tables and sampled about another 10 or 12 supposedly “slow” wines. At least I did the tasting...slowly. When I got home to Jersey, I clicked on the link to the Slow Wine Tour website. And I still didn’t—and don’t—know what they’re trying to say. On the…

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  This piece is a few years old, but I'm re-running it because I think #Champagne is the PERFECT drink for the holiday season--Christmas, Kwanza, and Chanukkah all. I'm a subscriber of Last Bottle Wines, and a few days ago they sent an email offering a Brut from this Champagne house. So I bought some, which I'm eagerly awaiting, and wanted to tell you all about this producer and their great wine. Some time ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Chantal Bregeon-Gonet, who with her brother Pierre Gonet run the Champagne House Philippe Gonet. This house specializes in Blanc de Blancs made entirely from Chardonnay, and their annual production is only about 200,000 bottles or about 17,000…

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Things are pretty tough right now in Spain.  Twenty-five percent unemployment. “Indignados” pitching tents in public parks like the “Occupy” movement did in the US a year ago, and recent massive public demonstrations in Madrid, Barcelona and other large cities.  Looming bank bailouts and public sector spending cuts. Happily, things are a whole lot better on the Spanish winemaking front. Spain, in fact, in just the last 20 years or so has really upped its wine game, and if I’m not mistaken—and I don’t think I am—Spain has more land under vine than any other country on the planet.  And much of it is at relatively high altitudes, so the cool night air gives the grapes a respite from the…

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Wines to Party on the Cheap California Sparkling Wine Suggestions Charles Krug: The First Mondavi Winery Real Men Drink Port A French Wine Region Changes its Name Europe's Wine Regions Oppose EU Expansion

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Indian Women Driving Up Wine Demand New Zealand Targets the U.S. Market Wine Selection: Clos du Bois Marlstone 2006 (Bordeaux Blend) Wine Category: Cabernet Franc from Long Island The Varietal Character of Red Wines Wine Shopping: What's in a Label? Step up to Sangiovese (Chianti)

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Gewurztraminers from Long Island Understanding American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) A Primer on Wines from South Africa Good Boxed Wines Wine Pick: Toad Hollow Unoaked Chardonnay

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