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Matetic Vineyards and the EQ Syrah 2012 – More Chilean Greatness

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Over the last few years we have tried many outstanding wines from Chile, and our appreciation the country’s vineyards and winemakers continues to grow. They certainly make wonderful value wines, and have for decades. What many might not realize, however, is that they also make incredibly high quality wines across the price spectrum. Our #3

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Dining Review – Saffron in Morrisville, NC

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Over the Christmas holiday we found ourselves in Morrisville, NC, visiting family. One of our forays out for food brought us to Saffron, in a strip mall near a Harris Teeter supermarket. The setting screamed strip mall food, and the inside really didn’t scream anything differently, but the proof is what’s on the plate. The

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2014 Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Black Label Claret – Not the Best Option

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Here’s a quick wine review of the 2014 Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection, Black Label Claret. This is a wine we used to drink quite frequently several years ago, along with others from this line of wines. They have been quite good over the years. So we picked up a bottle of the 2014 version

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Final Thoughts on the Wines of 2016 – It’s a Great, Big, Beautiful Wine World Out There

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Let’s wrap up the just concluded year with some final thoughts. When I look back at 2016, I realize that there were some familiar wines which shined as expected, but there were more unexpected ones which grabbed our attention. You can see that a bit in our list of the Top 25 Wines of 2016

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The Wines from The Calling

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It’s no secret that I would, if I could pick anything for a profession, own a winery. While it is probably not in my future, it is always interesting to learn about people who do make that dream come true, frequently arriving at winemaking from completely different professions and careers. Such is the story with

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Some New Releases from Galerie

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If you aren’t familiar with the wines from Galerie, you should be. Laura Diaz Munoz is doing great things with Napa and Sonoma fruit as she showcases the differences between growing regions and vineyards. We reviewed her line last year (click here to read about them), found them excellent, and placed the 2012 Pleinair Napa

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The Top 25 Wines of 2016

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It is that time of year again. Christmas carols fill the airwaves, shoppers struggle against the crowds, special bottles of wine are ready for the holiday celebrations and everyone puts out their top lists of this or that for the past year. Actually, since many lists are already out and have been finalized for weeks,

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Product Review – ArT18 Wine Preserving Argon System

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If you like a glass of good wine, but are somewhat afraid to open a really nice bottle for fear the rest will spoil before you drink it, then a wine preservation system is a must. They come in many different styles and use different approaches. Some are more effective than others. So which should

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Dining Review – Morimoto Asia at Walt Disney World in Orlando

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On our trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL a few months ago we were excited to have reservations at the new Morimoto Asia restaurant. Having watched Morimoto over the years on Iron Chef, we expected great things. There were six of us, all of whom love Asian food. We arrived in Orlando late

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Back to Stellenbosch, South Africa and the Wines of Kanonkop

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The wines from Stellenbosch in South Africa have become some of our favorites from anywhere in the world over the last year or two. There are very good reasons for this. The best reason, however, in simply that they are fantastic, world class wines at reasonable prices. That’s a hard combination to beat. Here we’ll

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