Monthly Archives: July 2013

Great Winemakers: Andrea and Chris Mullineux of the Swartland

Andrea and Chris Mullineux seem a bit young to be called great winemakers, but it’s a title they’ve justly earned. Not only did we give them rave reviews in our Report # 30 The Wines of South Africa, but the … Continue reading

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Mega-Floods and the Vineyards of Washington State

In the recent past (geologically speaking), Washington State was home to one of nature’s most cataclysmic events, which shaped the terrain and soils of the vineyards that today produce some of the world’s best wine grapes, which we had the … Continue reading

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Summer Wines from Francis Coppola

Francis Coppola Winery’s  talented winemaker, Corey Beck, has crafted some lovely wines for summer drinking from California’s outstanding 2012 vintage.    Reviewed here are two Sauvignon Blancs and three Pinot Noirs from different collections.  All are  delicious and the same kind … Continue reading

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Turriculae: Two Thousand Year Old Roman Wine

We recently tasted a wine made following a two thousand year old Roman recipe, thanks to Joel Butler, co-author of the recently published book, Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age.  Joel brought the wine … Continue reading

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David Lake: Patriarch of Washington State Syrah

David Lake (1943-2009) was one of the most influential pioneers in the history of the Washington State wine industry. He is credited with producing Washington State’s first vineyard-designated wines as well as the state’s first Syrah.

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