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 …GAMAY & PINOT FANS The Passe-tout-grains designation for Burgundy Gamay/Pinot blends is now called Coteaux Bourguignons. At least now people know it’s from Burgundy. This bottle delivers a lovely delicious experience of Gamay’s brightness, along...

Try Something New

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THE BENEFIT OF TRYING NEW THINGS A winery owner once told me that his company invested a third of their budget on innovation. “It makes us creative, and means we are ready for new trends...

CLASSIC CHIANTI – THE ORIGINAL

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My first sip of this wine took me back a few decades in time when Chianti and Tuscan reds in general were lighter, more austere – more real, and distinctive. In order to compete with...

SPICY, SMOKEY, SMOOTH, SEXY…on sale!

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Regular readers know that I’ve always positioned Rioja as the no-brainer, seductive red. And here is a quintessential example. So over-the-top that the experience is more suggestive of boudoir than the dinner table. Difficult to...