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How Many Brunello Di Montalcinos are Enough?

On January 27 I spent a couple hours at NYC’s Gotham Hall at Broadway and 36th for Benvenuto Brunello, a grand tasting of Brunello Di Montalcino wines. Put on by The Consortium of the Brunello of Montalcino Wine, established in  1967 on the day that the region gained DOCG (Denominazione

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Last Bottle Wines: 4.5 out of 5 Stars…and Easy to Buy!

I’ve been a customer of Last Bottle Wines for years, and it’s been mostly a Love-Like relationship. It’s certainly been all Love lately, and I’ve gotten some really great stuff in the last few weeks alone including two Champagnes (+ my favorite Philippe Gonet), an almost-cult Napa Cabernet, three very

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Two Great and Affordable Paso Robles Reds!

I’ve just tried two very different but very delicious Paso Robles gems. Here they are: Folkway Revelator 2016: This Bordeaux-like blend sells for about $25 (or less) and is about half Cabernet Sauvignon, one quarter Cab Franc and one quarter Merlot. Deep red, very balanced with noticeable but polished tannins

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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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Discovered @eatenlightened #icecream—much better texture and flavor than @HaloTopCreamery which is hard to find and often previously thawed and refrozen. This #peanutbutter one is fabulous!

Still waiting on my #Bordeaux 2019 Futures which are "supposedly" pretty good, but evidently the #2021 #EnPrimeur vintage "was complicated" and "an obstacle course with nature." https://www.winemag.com/2022/06/24/2021-bordeaux-en-primeur-wine-reviews/

Hey all, a juicy rosé with a softly creamy mousse and a pretty mix of ripe white cherry, grated ginger and candied pink grapefruit zest. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Aligoté and Gamay. Good value with the Crémants from several French regions. Cheers!

Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) sales became a lifeline to many #wineries in the most #LockedIn days of #COVID19. Now, #digital and #social presence are mainstream yet perhaps even more vital: https://daily.sevenfifty.com/for-u-s-wineries-direct-to-consumer-sales-remain-essential/

This is why so many of us are disgusted w/#Hollywood and “#Celebrities.” Now the infamous “#Brangelina” are screwing around with @miravalwines. Enough! http://portal.criticalimpact.com/go.cfm?a=1&eid=17e077bf3716b2ce58a5d1efeef5fa7b&c=25682&jid=b2285a4f4027325e3947229f28c3afba&d=82d4e9954d49ba1aa6473c7b9fa19141&u=https://www.winespectator.com/articles/brad-pitt-says-angelina-jolie-sought-to-inflict-harm-on-chateau-miraval?utm_campaign=Unfiltered061022&utm_source=Unfiltered061022&utm_medium=email&utm_content=17e077bf3716b2ce58a5d1efeef5fa7b

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