Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Releases from William Cole Vineyards of Casablanca Valley

The William Cole Vineyards is a family-owned and managed winery started by Bill Cole. It has 129 hectares of vineyards in Chile’s cool climate Casablanca Valley, located just 45 kilometers from the Pacific.  Viviana Fonseca, a graduate of the University … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paul Lukacs’ Inventing Wine

Is there any value added to yet another book on the history of wine? That’s a reasonable question to ask upon opening Paul Lukacs’ latest tome, Inventing Wine, published by W.W.Norton of New York. After all, this is a book … Continue reading

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Champagne Revisited: Selections from Bonnaire and Legras & Haas

We tasted over 250 Champagnes while preparing Report # 34: Champagne Revisited.  But it wasn’t possible to taste everything, and we keep discovering excellent wines we’ve not yet tasted.  That’s true of the grower Champagne Bonnaire and the family Champagne … Continue reading

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Viña Apaltagua: New Releases from Chile

Viña Apaltagua consistently delivers value for money, especially at the under $15 range. As readers of our last review of the Grial Carmenère know, it also makes wines of world class quality.  We review some of Apaltagua’s new releases below. … Continue reading

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Sierra Madre Vineyard: New Releases from Santa Barbara

  These new releases from Sierra Madre Vineyard are outstanding examples of the high quality of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir being produced in Santa Barbara County.  The 2010 vintage was ideal, delivering long hang time and ideal conditions for flavor … Continue reading

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