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Around the World of Wonderful Wines

A review of several Cru Beaujolais, some Pinot Grigios and New Zealand Pinot Noirs.
To appreciate the variety of notable wines being made around the world, try less familiar varietals or more familiar ones that come from different locations. Begin your journey in France’s Beaujolais region where the Gamay grape is made into remarkable, reasonably-priced

Summer Food-Friendly Austrian White Wine Merits More Attention

A wine review of several Gruner Veltliners.
Gruner Veltliner is the primary Austrian white wine varietal. Grown mostly in the northeastern aspect of the country, “Gru-Vee” ranges from a light, slightly fizzy style suitable for immediate consumption to a lush wine with the structure to develop more complexity during cellaring. Sparkling Gruners are known by

Chilled, Fruity And Complex Wines Work Well For Summer

Some summer wine recommendations including Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
Summer wines should be fruit-filled and complex enough to be interesting without overwhelming the traditional warm weather foods. They certainly need to be chilled, even the red ones, which will bring out their fruit flavors and balance. Here are some suggestions.

Napa’s Oldest Winery Leads Industry

A review of Charles Krug wines on their 150th anniversary.
The 150th anniversary of the Napa Valley’s oldest winery, Charles Krug, will be celebrated this summer. With a $21.6 million renovation of its winemaking facilities and vineyards under way, the winery is positioning itself to remain a leader of California’s wine industry. The winery’s story

Location, Location, Location Factors Into Essence Of A Wine

A comparison of two excellent Napa Cabernet Sauvignons; the hillside grown O'Shaughnessy and the valley-floor grown Revana.
An easy way to appreciate the nuances, flavors and structure of a well-crafted wine is to open a second bottle. Side-by-side comparison of wines created from identical varietals but sourced from dissimilar locations often reveals more than tasting

Cava: One Of The World’s Greatest Wine Values

A review of several of the Segura Viudas Cavas.
Cava, the inexpensive Spanish sparkler, is flavorful, food-friendly and comes in a variety of styles. Every wine-lover should own several bottles since their low price makes them perfect for everyday consumption. And their high quality assures enjoyment during special occasions.

Wines Celebrate The Spirit Of St. Valentine

Some suggestions for Valentine's Day wines including Cremant d'Alsace, Pedro Ximenez and several whose names reflect romance.
Many centuries ago, Euripides noted the intimate relationship between wine and passion: "Where there is no wine, there is no love." The ancient Greek playwright undoubtedly was alluding to the aphrodisiacal qualities of wine's myriad flavors. The choices

Sparkling Wines Contribute To Sparkling Holidays

Some sparkling wine suggestions for the holidays including Schramsberg, J Vineyards and Gruet.
The versatility and variety of flavors in sparkling wines make them a favorite for the holidays. Sparklers are the result of a secondary fermentation that occurs after the first is completed, usually because some additional sugar and yeast is added to the