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I'll have some Roussillon, hold the Rivesaltes

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Today I take pleasure in upending one of the most common wine story tropes: the “disappearing underappreciated wine” story. These stories play the emotions like a zither: loss, urgency to act, the opportunity to be one of a special group of people who appreciate exotic beauty. I’ve written a bunch of them: about Madeira, artisan …
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Piedmont Trip 2013: A very Burgundish estate in Barbaresco

Piedmont Trip 2013: A very Burgundish estate in Barbaresco | Wine website, Wine magazine...What’s Hot Today on Wine Blogs? | Scoop.it

The Sottimano estate was founded in 1974 by Maggiore Sottimano, and is currently run by Mr. Rino Sottimano together with his son Andrea and his daughter Elena. We visit the estate in November last year and met with Elena and Rino Sottimano.

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Debating Robert Parker At His Invitation

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In a recent "Article of Merit" on his web site, wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. went on a tear against what he described as essentially one or many anti-consumer movements that fly in the face of what he believes is proper and right when it comes to the "truth" of quality wine. In this sweeping piece of highly-charged opinion, Parker manages to condemn the "natural wine movement," the "low alcohol wine movement," and a whole string of "obscure grape varieties." He ends his article with the following statement: "I desperately have tried to find merit in these movements, and would love to invite well-reasoned arguments that support them. The fundamentals of open and cordial discussion and debate are essential."

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Wine and music, a scientific study

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Book Review: Jon Bonné’s The New California Wine

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Jon Bonné’s The New California Wine: vivid profiles of leading winemakers and wine regions, but unnecessarily repetitive and unconvincingly polemic.
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Amatrice du Vin: A quartet of old clarets

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My Wine Won't Stop Crying — A Mystery In A Wineglass

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My wine is "crying." And it won't stop. True Story. Real Science.
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Bordeaux Week: Finding Wines that You Can Drink

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What if I told you there’s a region with 6th-generation family-owned wineries, passionate young winemakers, and distinctive red and white wines that are truly reflective of their terroir? What if I told you these wines can be had for under $20?
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17 Vintages of Bruno Giacosa Barolos and More

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Bruno Giacosa is an icon of Piedmont. A guardian of the traditional style, he has made benchmark Barbarescos and Barolos since 1961. I recently had the opportunity to taste 17 vintages of Giacosa's Barbaresco Asili Riserva, Barolo Falletto Riserva and Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva spanning the years 2008 to 1967.

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The wines of Norman Hardie, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada

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Visiting Canada's Ontario wine country, part 9, Norman Hardie, Prince Edward County
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Wine industry's inability to understand consumers is

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The wine industry is “preventing” the average consumer from fully “understanding and liking” wine as it has no idea how to communicate with them, according to Tim Hanni MW speaking at the Digital Wine Communications Conference this weekend.
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The wines of Rafael Palacios, Valdeorras, Spain

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Rafael Palacios, Godello from Valdeorras, Spain
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2013 Loire vintage - the story so far

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"A difficult and complicated vintage" is a very common refrain from producers in 2013. 2013 is the second successive year where the Loire vignerons have been flayed by the weather, which has fully ...
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The Iron Chevsky Wine Blog: Initial look at 2012 Burgundies

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Blogger of the week: Christine Campbell of Girls Go Grape

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Vancouver's Christine Campbell, who writes the Girls Go Grape blog, loves Champagne, wine school and beef bourguignon.
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Tasting Burgundy 2012: a novice's tale...

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Accompanying the Fine Wine team as they tasted Burgundy 2012, new Berry Bros.
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Verdelho: The Last Wine I Ever Loved

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Note from the author: There are 1,368 varieties covered in Wine Grapes by MW Jancis Robinson, MW Julia Harding, and Dr. Jose Vouillamoz. This past year, I've been drinking my way through. Verdelho Madeira: making spirits bright.
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Bordeaux 2009 revisited: plush, lush, but no shoe-in

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Sarah Abbott MW revisits the Bordeaux 2009 vintage
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What it takes to make great wine

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Tim Atkin MW reports on an historic tasting at Quinta do Noval
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Launch of Champagne Belle Epoque 2006.

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This week saw the launch of one of the great Champagnes from the house of Perrier Jouet – their top end Champagne Belle Epoque 2006. Exclusive ...
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Riding the hashtag -- in wine

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Wine Twitter Facebook: who does social media the best? It's generally not wineries.
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Millennials and Wine: Revolution or Evolution?

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There's a lot of Internet buzz these days about the effects the millennial generation is having on wine. Much of it is quite breathless and reminds me of the journalistic cliché in which the report...
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Bordeaux 2011 In Bottle: Pessac-Léognan and Graves

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Pessac-Léognan’s reds better than expected While this vintage here can’t compare to the wonders produced in 2009 and 2010, the reds are better than expected given the tricky vintage.
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My Thoughts on Natural Wine

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Discussing the virtues or follies of the natural wine phenomenon and its cult like following has been a favorite pastime for wine professionals for a couple of years now. Lately it has also spread ...
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Stephen Brook Throws the Book at Bordeaux Wines People and Chateaux

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Stephen Brook Interview and reivew of his new updated The Complete Bordeaux book with images and links to the chateau and topics discussed in the article
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