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The New Zinfandel

by ANDREW JOHN CHALK

Apr 14 2014

Zinfandel is the Apple computer of wine grapes. No grape has a following like it. These oeno-moonies flock to San Francisco each superbowl weekend to attend ZinFest, AKA ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers), a tasting of virtually every Zinfandel maker’s wines. The winemakers themselves are there pouring, connecting one-on-one with…

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Second wine: hidden deals or waste of money?

by Maria Shultseva

Apr 12 2014

A Chinese proverb says “cheap things are not good, good things are not cheap”. But is it true for second wines which often claim to be ‘Grand vin quality for a fraction of the price’? While it is hard to disagree that first wine (or ‘Grand vin’) from top-notch estates…

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Grand Tasting of 1982

by Bok Nan Lo

Apr 02 2014

"Wine must always be shared… I think it would be a sad day if one were to drink a bottle of Pétrus by himself.”- Dr. Gordon KuOn my birthday, I received a few messages asking me what wine am I going to drink that night? A 1968 Bordeaux? I got…

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Venissa…a golden gem in the backwaters of Venice!

by Chris Davies

Mar 27 2014

Story & Photos by Christopher J. Davies, A piece of Venice’s storied past, restored with love and patience. That is what the Bisol family of Prosecco fame can be proud of today. They had the vision to revive the long forgotten indigenous Dorona grape on the Island of Mazzorbo.…

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This wine taste almost like lafite 2005 but for a fraction of price - guess which?

by Bok Nan Lo

Mar 20 2014

Duhart Milon, a 4th growth classified Bordeaux wine has been off my radar for unknown reason. Ok I try to explain a bit, the price of Duhart Milon has gone through the roof when Chinese discovered this label to be almost a Lafite clone, and also a property that belongs…

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Romantic Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon by Tango Real Wines

by Michelle Valentine

Mar 18 2014

For my birthday, I received a beautiful copy of Good Housekeeping’s “Wine Book” by witty author Jonathan Pedley. I now keep the book on my coffee table to create conversation when guests are visiting my home. The book begins with the practicalities of enjoying wine (buying, storing, serving, drinking, choosing…

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What do you mean by awareness?

by Jonathan Hood

Mar 13 2014

Sometimes I approach the world of wine in a light and fluffy manner. I try desperately to engage everyone and to not alienate anyone. This is inherently impossible given the diverse nature of the human race, and the fact that I toe the line of what is dignified with my…

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What’s Up in Umbria?

by Jerry Greenfield

Feb 24 2014

The Wine WhispererIt would be pretty difficult to find someone who doesn’t like Italian food…except those who are on a low-carb diet. And with all that pasta, red sauce, and Parmagiano Reggiano cheese come barrels full of wine that are made to go along just perfectly.Problem is, when we think…

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