Yearly Archives: 2008

Anthony Austin’s New Left Edge Pinot Noirs

During my recent visit to California, I met up with Anthony Austin, the talented Sonoma County winemaker who is producing some of California’s finest new Pinots. Tony is currently crafting the wines at Sonoma Coast Vineyards, where he was a … Continue reading

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Wine Classification: The Chianti Classico DOCG and Oregon AVAs.

In the International Wine Review’s tastings and travels around the world, we always encounter the question of how to interpret the classifications of wines found on the labels of wine bottles. We encounter this question once again as we taste … Continue reading

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Champagne and Sparkling Wine Wine/Food Pairing Chart

We were recently asked by some of our readers what food to pair with Rosé champagne and sparkling wine. For our answer, we turned to the i-WineReview’s wonderful food pairing chart which is included in the newly released December 2008 … Continue reading

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A Donkey and Goat Winery: Berkeley Garagiste

Wine Reviews and Travels by Mike Potashnik, Publisher, International Wine Review During a recent visit to California, I stopped off in Berkeley to visit a young and highly promising winery called A Donkey and Goat. This tiny garagiste winery is … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal and IWR Recommend Cava

The Wall Street Journal recommends Spanish Cava for its 2008 sampler case from around the globe. In its December report on Sparkling Wines and Champagnes, the International Wine Review fully agrees. While Spanish Cava seldom reaches the quality levels of … Continue reading

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El Placer de los Sabores Puros

España es un país con una excelente gastronomía. Entre los mejores productos que se elaboran en España, el Jamón Ibérico, el Queso, y el Vino de Rioja son protagonistas esenciales. Sus sabores son puros, inconfundibles, directos.Disfrutar de su combinación es … Continue reading

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El Blog de i-WineReview también en Español

Es un inmenso placer para mí iniciar la versión en castellano (o español) de este blog. Agradezco al equipo de i-WineReview, especialmente a Mike Potashnik y Don Winkler, su confianza al cederme las riendas de este proyecto que consiste en, … Continue reading

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Rioja’s Noteworthy Wine Producers

In Report #13 The Wines of Rioja: Classical and New Wave, the International Wine Review identifies 30 noteworthy producers of classical (CL) and new wave (NW) Rioja wines. These producers are among the many outstanding wineries in Rioja whose wines … Continue reading

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Tasting Taylor’s Wakefield Wines at Marcel’s Restaurant

Earlier this week I attended a superb tasting and dinner at Marcel’s Restaurant in DC which was hosted by Jim Caudill of Brown-Forman for Neil Hadley, Marketing Director of theTaylorfamily’s Wakefield Vineyards inClare ValleyAustralia.It was a great opportunity to taste … Continue reading

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Rioja Wine and Food Pairing at Jaelo Restaurant

Pairing Rioja Wine with Food : A Tasting at Jaleo Restaurant Traditionally, wine was produced in Rioja as a beverage to accompany meals, and that tradition continues today.The dry minerality of Rioja’s whites and the complex earthiness of its reds … Continue reading

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