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Delightful and Affordable Wines from Heinz Eifel

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When you think of purely delicious, imported wines from great regions you don’t usually expect to get them for just over $10 a bottle. Now and then, these kinds of things do happen, and thankfully we are able to highlight just such a circumstance in this review. The wines are German, the producer is Heinz

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Tremendous Super Tuscan Value from Uccelliera

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The Super Tuscan craze has been going on for a while, with wines made from the traditional Sangiovese grape being blended with international varietals. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, certainly Merlot as well as others have thrived in Tuscany. Some of these wines are spectacular. You can find more traditional Bordeaux style blends, various levels of

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Delicious White Blend from Argentina and Domaine Bousquet

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There are plenty of wines which get cerebral review comments, and lengthy descriptions of how complex and different they are. We love complex wines, and can sometimes wax poetic about it (although we do try to avoid that). Sometimes, though, the best descriptive of a wine is simply that it is delicious. Let’s take a

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Riesling – One of the Great White Wines: Some Examples from Dr. H. Thanisch

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Riesling is clearly among the great white wine grapes in the world, capable of producing refreshing whites, complex and profound whites, and long lasting, age worthy whites. They can range from dry to very sweet. Some can bring significant body and complexity. It is a broad canvas.

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Traditionally, the home

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Two Excellent Blends from the South of France

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In the south of France, along and near the Mediterranean Coast, there is a huge wine making region in the Languedoc-Roussillon. Here the weather is warmer, and they grow a wide variety of both white and red grapes. The region extends from the Spanish border all the way to Provence, internationally recognized home of Rosé.

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Some Worthy Reds from Our Holiday Week

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There is always wine involved with our holiday celebrations. Red, white, bubbly, port, they all make an appearance. Our daughter and son-in-law don’t drink at all, but they are great sports, as well as wonderful designated drivers. The rest of us do enjoy the wines.

When I polled the family as to what they might

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The Top 25 Wines of 2017!

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Another year has passed, all too quickly. There were many memorable moments along the journey through 2017, and many of them involved great wine. That is always a welcome occurrence in our lives, and here we’ll share with you the best that we encountered in the past 12 months. As always, there are some ground

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Domaine du Castel – A Look at This Year’s Releases

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We discovered Domaine du Castel last year at the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, and just loved the wines. We were also incredibly surprised, never having tried any top end wines from Israel before. They are fabulous. If you’d like to read more about our first impressions you can read our article by clicking

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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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