Monthly Archives: June 2010

Oz Clarke: Wine Writer Extraordinaire

We recently lunched with Oz Clarke, author with Margaret Rand of the recently published (2010) Grapes & Wines. This is a must-have book for wine lovers. Organized around grape varietals and the wines they produce around the world, it’s a … Continue reading

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Cabernet Franc from the Loire: Exceptional Values from Bourgueil, St. Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Chinon, Saumur and Anjou

The Loire Valley offers Cabernet Franc that is flavorful, inexpensive and pairs superbly with food. It is a food wine par excellence. It ranges in style from easy-drinking, fresh and dry to complex, earthy, and firmly tannic. This range of … Continue reading

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2007 Dominus: An Amazing 97 Points from IWR!

Our lunch with Christian Mouiex a few months back prompted this vertical tasting covering 20 years of Dominus, a California wine with a French spirit. The full results can be found at Included in the tasting was the 2007 … Continue reading

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