Monthly Archives: January 2014

Chile’s Viña Apaltagua: New Releases

Viña Apaltagua makes some of Chile’s highest value wines, and  wines like its Signature Cabernet Sauvignon or Grial Carmenere show that it competes well at higher price levels, too.  We recently tasted Apaltagua’s newest releases.  For more on Apaltagua, see … Continue reading

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Grechetto from Umbria: Arnaldo Caprai and Scacciadiavoli

Grechetto is an indigenous grape of Greek origin that is widely planted in Umbria and is most famous for the white wines it produces in the Orvieto DOC.  Unlike Orvieto, it can be made as a single varietal in the … Continue reading

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Maison Willm of Alsace: New Releases

Founded in 1896 by the Willm family in Barr in Northern Alsace, the Maison Willm sources fruit from the historic Kirchberg de Barr vineyard, located half way up the southeast facing slope that looks over Barr.  Jean-Luc Ostertag manages the … Continue reading

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Wente: New Chardonnay Releases from Arroyo Seco and the Livermore Valley

Wente Vineyards is a highly successful, family-owned and operated winery founded over 130 years ago in Livermore, California.  It is managed today by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family and produces premium wines sourced from nearly 3,000 … Continue reading

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Stunning New Releases from Sandhi Wines of Santa Barbara

Sandhi is an exciting joint venture founded in 2010 by Rajat Parr, the wine director for Michael Mina Restaurants, Charles Banks, the former owner of Jonata and Screaming Eagle, and the talented winemaker, Sashi Moorman.   Their goal is to produce … Continue reading

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Tedeschi’s Old World Style Selections: Napa Valley and Russian River Valley

These selections were crafted by the Tedeschi Family Winery located in Calistoga, Napa Valley.  The Tedeschi family originally emigrated from Italy to Providence, Rhode Island and ultimately settled in  Calistoga in 1919.   The current family estate was purchased by Eugene … Continue reading

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