Monthly Archives: June 2012


At its annual conference in Princeton, New Jersey, last week the American Association of Wine Economists [AAWE] organized a wine tasting called “The Judgement of Princeton” patterned after the famous 1976 “Judgement of Paris”. Of course, as anyone who has … Continue reading

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2010 White Burgundies from Domaine Michel Sarrazin

The 2010 vintage is an excellent one for white Burgundies.  The wines are fresh and tightly structured with good minerality and vibrant acidity. While overall quality is high, yields in 2010 were down significantly—as much as a third from 2009—due … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wine Region of Rioja by Ana Fabiano

Ana Fabiano’s The Wine Region of Rioja (Sterling Epicure, publisher) is one of those rare wine books that hits on all cylinders.  It is a comprehensive survey of the Rioja wine region of Spain covering geography, history, terroir, food, and … Continue reading

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US Wine Imports: High Growth Predicted

All the signs point to continued rapid growth in US wine imports.  Consider the facts:  [1] Per capita consumption in the US increased by 5% between 2007-2010 (in the same time, France was down 3%, Spain was down 21%).  [2] … Continue reading

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Pierre Sparr: 2010 Selections from Alsace

Domain Pierre Sparr is one of Alsace’s largest producers of premium wines.  Established in 1680, its portfolio today consists of a variety of outstanding wines from single vineyard grand cru and reserve cuvées to single varietal entry level wines for … Continue reading

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