Monthly Archives: May 2015

Introduction to The Wines of Uruguay

We were delighted to finally have the opportunity to taste a selection of fine wines from Uruguay at a tasting held recently at the Sofitel Hotel in Washington, DC.  The tasting was sponsored by Wines of Uruguay (WoU), an association … Continue reading

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Israel’s Golan Heights Winery: Review of Current Releases

The Golan Heights Winery is one of Israel’s leading wineries.   Established in 1983, its first wines were released to critical acclaim within Israel and abroad.  Today it produces 450,000 cases annually and exports its wine to more than 25 countries.   … Continue reading

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Eighth Wonder: Wines from A New South African Winery

Eighth Wonder Wines is a new South African producer now exporting wines to the US. Our reviews of its portfolio of current releases are given below. We find two wines—the 2011 Pinotage and the 2012 Meritage Reserve—to be especially good … Continue reading

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Failla: New Releases of the 2013 Vintage

Ehren Jordan and Anne-Marie Failla are the husband and wife team that produces superb handcrafted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Viognier at Failla (FAY-la). We review their recent releases of the 2013 vintage, including several vineyard-designated bottlings from the Sonoma … Continue reading

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La Chablisienne: Chablis’ Very Modern Cooperative

As part of the preparation for our upcoming report on Chablis, we recently sat down with Hervé Tucki of La Chablisienne at the winery in Chablis, to taste a significant proportion of its large wine portfolio, including Petit Chablis, Chablis, … Continue reading

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2014 Rosés: New Releases from France, Spain and Elsewhere

Many fresh, crisp 2014 Rosés are already on the shelves waiting for consumers eager to welcome the warm weather with a cold glass of wine. In this article, we review a large number of the rosés we’ve tasted over the … Continue reading

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