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2014 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon – Continued Excellence from Chile and Concha y Toro

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There are many iconic wines in the world. If you happen to be a wine aficionado, or really just someone interested in wine, you can probably rattle off five or ten. Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux, DRC (Domaine Romanee-Conti) from Burgundy, Chateau Rayas, Unico from Vega Sicilia, Penfolds Grange, Screaming Eagle, Gaja, Masseto, etc., etc. Every

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A Good Value Cabernet and Malbec Blend from Argentina

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Argentina is known for great red wine, primarily from either Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The high elevation vineyards in the Andes seem perfectly matched for these two varietals, and we have enjoyed both great value wines and high end classics from the region. Here we review a value priced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and

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Dining Review – Basta on Broad in Cranston, RI

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Sometimes in life you look back on something and wonder, “why did it take us so long to do this?” It could be a simple thing around the house, a minor, inexpensive thing that makes life easier, or a place you’ve always meant to go but just didn’t seem to get to. Here we’ll cross

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Merlot Can be Great – Try These from Winemaker Chris Carpenter

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We’ve mentioned it before here at Red Wine Please, how the movie Sideways ruined the reputation of Merlot in the United States for a very long time. To be fair, there was a lot of mediocre Merlot, and the criticism levied by the movie was on point with those. What many don’t realize, because they

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Beaujolais Nouveau Day – Uncorked and Delicious with Georges Duboeuf

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Today is the day that Beaujolais Nouveau was celebrated in France with parties and fanfare. The young Gamay based wine is fresh and fruity, in general, and meant to be consumed young. Don’t confuse this with more serious Beaujolais, which can age and be quite deep and complex. The Nouveau wine is for now, it’s

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Dining Review – Cucina Rustica in Cranston, RI

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We haven’t done a dining review in a while. That’s a little unusual, as we haven’t stopped eating. It’s just that there has been so much wine to talk about. So let’s take a little time and catch up on a restaurant review or two. We’ll start with Cucina Rustica on Atwood Avenue in Cranston,

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Two Value Carmeneres from Chile

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The Carmenere grape has a long history, and was a standard part of a typical Bordeaux blend up until the mid-1800s. Then the Phylloxera scourge hit Europe, and much of the existing vineyards were devastated. When the industry recovered using new, Phylloxera resistant rootstock, the Carmenere grape was sort of forgotten in Bordeaux. They did

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Back Where We Began – Rioja and the Wines of Carlos Serres – the Final Spanish Series Article

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We started drinking wines from Rioja decades ago, and it was a favorite area early in our wine journey. We didn’t know what Crianza really meant back then, but we drank a lot of it. So when we think of Spanish wine that is the specific area which always comes to mind first. There are

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A Tasty and Affordable Wine from Priorat and Feixa Negra

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We’ve been writing about a lot of Spanish wine over the past four months or so, and it has been a great journey. A virtual one to be sure, as we have not physically set foot in the country of Spain, but we can say without question the wine is fabulous and the country looks

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The Top Ten Red Wines from the 2017 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

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It is time to unveil our Top Ten Red Wines from the recently concluded 2017 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival. We have already talked about the white wines, which you can read here, because the overall quality of the whites was noticeable and somewhat remarkable. That does not take anything away from the reds,

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