Monthly Archives: September 2013

Book Review: Wines of the New South Africa by Tim James.

If only Tim James had written this book about South African wine two years ago, before we spent many hours researching the producers, appellations, and wine history for our report on The Wines of South Africa.  Having done that research, … Continue reading

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Stinson Vineyard of Virginia: New Releases

Stinson Vineyard is a boutique Virginia vineyard that wine lovers should carefully watch. Winemaker Rachel Stinson reveals a deft hand in a difficult  vintage.  Her wines are European in flavor and style, as we find in the wines reviewed here.  … Continue reading

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The Farm Winery: 2010 Releases from Paso Robles

The Farm Winery is one of a growing number of new boutique wineries in the Paso Robles AVA that are producing limited quantities of outstanding hand-crafted wines.  The winery is owned and operated by old friends and Stanford Business School … Continue reading

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Carrick Wines of Central Otago, New Zealand

Steve and Barbara Green are helping put Central Otago on the map.  They’re making some of the most flavorful Pinot Noir to come out of the South Island, and their white wines are delicious, too.  Why are they so good? … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Washington’s Riesling Specialist

As we note in our Report # 38 The Wines of Washington State,  Washington is by far the country’s most important producer of Riesling.  With 6320 acres of vines, it has double California’s plantings and over five times those of … Continue reading

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The Sherries of Bodegas Pedro Romero

Established in 1860 by Vincente Romero Carranza, Bodegas Pedro Romero is a family-owned winery located in Sanlucar de Barrameda at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River.  Its location near the Atlantic Ocean and the Guadalquivir River (closer than any of … Continue reading

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Howell Mountain Vineyards: 2010 Releases

Howell Mountain Vineyards makes just two wines from its special Beatty Ranch Vineyard—Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. The 2010 releases of these wines, reviewed below, offer the full body and bold flavors that characterize Howell Mountain wines. The wines are sourced … Continue reading

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