Monthly Archives: October 2013

Miles Mossop Wines of Stellenbosch

Elected to South Africa’s prestigious Cape Winemaker’s Guild in 2012, Miles Mossop, lead winemaker at Tokara, makes small batch wines at his own boutique, eponymous winery. Miles’ first releases of his white blend Saskia and red blend Max occurred in … Continue reading

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Champagne and Rhône Selections from JAO Imports

John Otterbeck, owner and founder of JAO Imports, and his wife Dominique are especially well known for the very high quality wines they bring in from boutique, family run domaines in Burgundy.  While focused on Burgundy, they also venture a … Continue reading

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Rosé Champagne: Blending Lessons from Veuve Clicquot

Rosé Champagne is more popular than ever these days.    In preparing for this holiday season, the International Wine Review is issuing a special report focusing on rosé Champagne and sparkling wine.  The report will be a follow-up to our Report … Continue reading

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Cristal Through the Ages

Louis Roederer’s Cristal was the world’s first prestige cuvée Champagne and is still the most famous (and one of the most expensive, too).  Thanks to Maisons Marques & Domaines’ East Coast representative Roland Herrmann, we recently had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Breathless Sparkling Wines from California

As we’ve noted in earlier articles and reports, California is making sparkling wines that compete well against the international benchmark—Champagne.  And new sparkling wine ventures making exciting wines appear with increasing frequency. One of those ventures is Breathless Sparkling Wines … Continue reading

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Two New Magnificent Releases from Robert Mondavi Winery

The Robert Mondavi Winery has released two magnificent wines: The 2011 Fume Blanc Reserve and the 2010 Cabernet Sauvingon Resere. The grapes for these two wines are sourced from the famed To Kalon Vineyard and other selected vineyards within the … Continue reading

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