Wine Picks

Please try and have these wines in the recommended context. Wine pleasure is about a match of wine and mood.

The New Italian Reds

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Italy is the most diverse wine country in the world. Regions, parishes and individuals express themselves very differently. It’s the Italian way. However, there…

A is for Alsace

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A IS FOR ALSACE It’s easy to ignore Alsace wines because there’s so little of them around. And maybe you’ve never heard of the…

Retro Wines

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In preparing my 09 Book I was delighted by the number of former hits that have resurfaced. Retro seems to be everywhere. Here are…

Celebrating Spain and Portugal

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The Board recently promoted Spanish and Portuguese wines so why don’t we tag along? For the benefit of the non-traveler, I’d like to point out that while these countries share the same peninsula they have little in common. Their cultures and their wines are very different. And while both countries have a history of winemaking neither has been successful at marketing to the outside world.