Wine Picks

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

A Couple of Local Treats

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Maleta Old Vines Brut Sparkling $27.95 (winery only) www.maletawinery.com Classic sparkling wine with the steely backbone of Dry Riesling. Very Champagne-ish. A great ambassador…

Finger Lakes

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SOUTH of the BORDER Our other, almost local, wine region is New York State. I used to visit the Finger Lakes a lot in…

Everyday Merlot

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Merlot can be too nice for its own good but it aint always so. Some wineries craft for character. I’m liking some local editions…