Vintages Picks

On the Rhone Again!

On the Rhone Again!

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This is rich, spicy, herbaceous and nourishing. As good as red wine needs to be, and as expensive as red wines should ever be….

…and now, the Bombshell

…and now, the Bombshell

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In sharp contrast to the previous post (Chapoutier’s ‘Bila-Haut’), this Viognier likes to put on an exotic flavor show, so look out. It’s the…

Meet Madame Elegant!

Meet Madame Elegant!

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Mais oui! From the south of France, as you would expect. Chapoutier’s wine has the slim, black dress character that we associate with French…

This Rhone Turns Up The Charm!

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Please excuse another Cotes du Rhone, but this is a little different. French with international flair! Forget the usual earthy/rustic/nourishing thing, and move into…

The Good Life for $16.95

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In recent years Italy has delivered many delights in non-oaked white wine, and here’s another to kick-off 2018. Fiano is the signature grape of…

TAKE A TRIP DOWN THE DOURO

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Most red wines coming out of Portugal’s Douro valley are solid, masculine Cabernet-style, but here’s a pair plotting a different course. Romaneira has the…

BLOCKBUSTER RED

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Ridge’s Lytton Springs red delivers the wow so often lacking in big ticket bottles. The feeling is naturally Rhoneish due to the grape varieties…