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2005 Bordeaux Continues to Shine

2005 Cap de Faugeres

We keep trying more of our stash of 2005 Bordeaux, and across the board these wines are showing extremely well right now. Here’s another one to look for, and it is still affordable. This really was a great vintage.

Wine: 2005 Cap de Faugeres

Winery Location: Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux

Tasted By: Neil

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Wines to Look For at the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

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At an event as big as the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival you can’t see and try everything in one Grand Tasting afternoon. We’ll be there for both Grand Tastings, get in early for the press and media hour, and we still won’t see it all….and there’s two of us. So what do

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La Jota Vineyard Company – Mountain Wine Making in Napa Valley

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We’ll continue our look at some smaller producers in Napa and Sonoma with another mountain winery, La Jota Vineyard Company. We previously wrote about Mt. Brave, which you can read about by clicking here, and there are many parallels between the two, including Napa Valley mountain sites and sharing the same vineyard manager and

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Grgich Hills Wine Tasting – August, 2015

GRGICH Yountville Cab

You’ve probably heard of Grgich Hills Estate. It’s a fairly iconic Napa Valley winery headed by a very iconic winemaker, Miljenko “Mike” Grgich. Mike was born in Croatia and started his enological studies there, but fled the Communist regime and found his way to the U.S. He arrived in 1958 and proceeded to work

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Preview of the Greenwich Wine and Food festival, Sept 23-26

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September is fast approaching, and that means wine and food festivals. We’ve been previewing the Newport Mansions event, but let’s not forget about the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival, which happens in Greenwich, CT in late September. This is really more of a food event than a wine one, but there are plenty of

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Good Value Merlot from Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Merlot

Chateau Ste. Michelle is a very dependable producer, and their Indian Wells line offers rich, robust reds (along with a Charonnay) which deliver a lot of body, color and depth. The wines are from warm weather vineyards east of the mountains in Washington. Here is one we recently ordered by the glass at lunch

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2015 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival – Seminar Preview

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The tenth anniversary edition of the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival kicks off this September 25th, and first out of the gate are the seminars. You’ll notice a change this year, as they will only be holding seminars on Friday afternoon at the Viking Hotel. In previous years seminars ran all three days,

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Something White, Refreshing and Different – Furmint!

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There are so many wines being produced all over the world that you really should branch out and try some of them. Alternatives for your go-to white or red abound. This is potentially one of those alternatives. Traditionally the grape is known as a main component of Tokaji, considered for centuries as a delicious,

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Visit to Revival Brewery and Brutopia Brew Pub

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The Brutopia brew pub opened a while ago in Cranston, RI, and we’ve been meaning to go there for just about as long. At the Trinity Rep – Red, White and Brew event earlier this year we ran into the brewmaster and chatted, but things just seem to get in the way and time

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2005 Bordeaux Drinking Well! – Chateau Destieux

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We reached into the 2005 Bordeaux this week and pulled out a bottle of Chateau Destieux. This St. Emilion wine comes from old vines, and it certainly delivered. We’re not quite sure if it is at its peak yet, but it is close. Very drinkable now it will be good for many years yet,

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