Monthly Archives: December 2009

Sparkling Wines and Champagne for the Holidays: Best Bets

Just the other day I was asked by a friend to recommend a wine for the holidays. Without hesitation I offered two suggestions. “If you can afford it,” I offered, “drink some good vintage champagne with your holiday meal.” I … Continue reading

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Miguel Torres in Chile

The International Wine Review’s upcoming report #21 on the Wines of Chile will identify the exciting changes taking place in Chile today with the emergence of new terroirs, new varietals, and new wine makers. It also examines the role of … Continue reading

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Morgan Wine Reviews

The International Wine Review just published a new report on the wines of the Santa Lucia Highlands, one of California’s finest regions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All the top producers like Morgan Winery are reviewed. Here are some excerpts: … Continue reading

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Lucia Wine Reviews

The International Wine Review just published a new report on the wines of the Santa Lucia Highlands, one of California’s finest regions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All the top producers like Gary Pisoni’s Lucia are reviewed. Here are some … Continue reading

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Chinon Clos de la Dioterie: Blast from the Past

Anticipating our upcoming issue on the Wines of the Loire [excluding Sauvignon Blanc, which was covered in Report #17 of the International Wine Review], I decided to try the bottle of 1995 Clos de la Dioterie, produced by Charles Joguet, … Continue reading

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Mariano Fernandez Elected Head of International Wine Academy

The International Wine Review congratulates Mariano Fernandez, Chile’s Minister of Foreign Relations, on his election as Chairman of the prestigious International Wine Academy in Geneva, Switzerland. Mariano Fernandez, shown here with Secretary of State Clinton, has a life-long love of … Continue reading

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Santorini and Assyrtiko on a Sunday Afternoon

This past Sunday afternoon I visited good friends in Potomac, Md who I had not seen for awhile. He had grown a beard, a white one which made him look so distinguished and learned. She, vivacious as ever, showed her … Continue reading

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