Monthly Archives: June 2011

Vinous Pleasures in the Sky: Lufthansa’s Vinothèque and the Gracia Syrah

As part of its effort to make air travel more pleasant, Lufthansa’s Vinothèque program offers wine loving travelers special wines, like the rich and flavorful Gracia 2004 Syrah from the Aconcagua Valley that I recently enjoyed on my return flight … Continue reading

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2010 Bordeaux Prices Rise: China Buys More

There have been numerous articles, most recently in the Financial Times, about the possible bubble in classified growth Bordeaux prices caused by China’s emergence as a major buyer. In 2009 en primeur prices (of the classified growths) rose 50 percent, … Continue reading

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The Sweet Malbecs of Argentina

Our just published Report # 27 Sweet Wines of the World reviews hundreds of sweet wines, including the unique and delicious late harvest and fortified Malbecs of Argentina. This article was previously posted on our home page. The whole world … Continue reading

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South African Sparklers: Simonsig Wine Estate MCC

A couple of years ago we wrote about the success of South Africa in producing its Champagne-style wines called Method Cap Classique (MCC). One especially successful producer is the Simonsig Wine Estate. In addition to its MCCs, this winery is … Continue reading

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