Yearly Archives: 2010

Concha y Toro Explorador Wine Reviews: Saving in 2011

A lot of people make New Year’s Resolutions they can’t possibly keep, like “I’m going to stop drinking good wine, and save my money for a 96 inch LCD-LED, HD 3D TV.” Well, to mix metaphors, now you can have … Continue reading

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Sparkling Wine and Champagne Reviews (Moderately Priced and Luxury Cuvées) for the Holidays

Continuing our earlier post on inexpensive sparklers, we offer our recommendations on higher priced sparkling wines for the Holidays. Moderately Priced. Since there is such an abundance of moderately priced sparkling wines from all over the world, we limit our … Continue reading

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Sparkling Wine (Inexpensive) for the Holidays

The Holidays are the time for Champagne and sparkling wine. What better way to ring in the New Year! And what incredible choices you have. In France alone there is Champagne, of course, but also another 38 regions producing sparkling … Continue reading

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Kennedy, Khrushchev and Gumpoldskirchen Königswein

In June 1961, the young American President John Kennedy held a summit with Soviet Premier Nikhita Khrushchev in Vienna. Among the wines they used to toast each other was Gumpoldskirchen Königswein, a wine produced in the village of Gumpoldskirchen, located … Continue reading

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Press Release: "The New Wines of Portugal"

For immediate release from the Dunn Robbins Group,New York, NY, November 1, 2010.The International Wine Review (IWR) announces the release of its 24th Report, “The New Wines of Portugal.” Based on a trip made by Mike Potashnik, Publisher and Don … Continue reading

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Wine Gifts for the Holidays

Wine is a great Holiday gift. We offer our advice on selections for both the casual wine drinker and the seasoned wine enthusiast. We suggest you make your wine gift exotic by choosing wines from lesser known countries and producers. … Continue reading

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New Government Revenue Source Discovered on Floor of the Baltic Sea: Champagne

This week wine professionals tasted the 170 year old Champagne found in a shipwreck on the bottom of the Baltic Sea off the coast of the Aland Islands. The first bottle will be auctioned off in 2011 and is expect … Continue reading

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Banfi Autumn 2010 New Releases from Italy

Banfi Vintners is a spectacularly successful company that both produces and imports table wine from Italy. The Mariani family started the company in Manhattan’s Little Italy early in the last century and began importing classic Italian wines after Prohibition ended. … Continue reading

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Kamptal’s Loisium: Europe’s Best Wine Museum

We’ve visited a lot of wine museums around the world, but the one we discovered this week adjacent to the Steininger winery in Langenlois in the Kamptal is the most creative that we’ve ever seen. Both the Loisium Museum and … Continue reading

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Canals & Munné: Catalunya Cava with Character

In many ways, Spanish cava has a unique character. While produced using the methode champenoise, it is usually made from indigenous varietals, instead of the usual Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier blend of Champagne and California. Thus, while it … Continue reading

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