Monthly Archives: November 2015

Authentic American Sparkling Wine from Illinois

Mark and Teri Wenzel make America’s most authentic sparkling wine at their Illinois Sparkling Co. They source American hybrid grapes from vineyards on the banks of the Illinois River and with the advice of French sparkling wine expert Didier Jacquet … Continue reading

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Vie: New Releases from California 2012-2014

Vie, a small urban winery located in San Francisco, was started in 2004 by winemaker Bryan Kane with the support of a small group of friends. It crafts Rhone style wines and Zinfandel from grapes sourced from outstanding vineyards throughout … Continue reading

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New 2013-14 Releases from Francis Ford Coppola

Here are a bevy of new releases by Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma County.  They include fresh tasting crisp whites, a unique rosé and robust flavorful reds.  The grapes for the wines are sourced from vineyards in Sonoma County … Continue reading

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Vertical Tasting of Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon: 1973-1983

We recently had the opportunity to taste a vertical of the Cabernet Sauvignons produced by Napa Valley’s Diamond Creek Winery from the 1973 to 1983 vintages. Thanks to Roy Wagner, who purchased and cellared these wines for almost 40 years, … Continue reading

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Capiaux Cellars: Delicious 2013 Pinot Noirs from California’s Premiere Vineyards

Capiaux Cellars is among the finest producers of handcrafted single vineyard Pinot Noir in California.   The winery was founded in 1994 by owner and winemaker Sean Capiaux who has had rich experience making wine at Jordan,  Pine Ridge and Peter … Continue reading

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Campania’s Top-Rated Aglianico Producers and Their Wines

Aglianico is one of the most revered wines of Campania. In this article we review several Aglianico single varietals and blends. Aglianico is the principal grape of the DOCG Taurasi, which is grown in the province of Avellino (see map). … Continue reading

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American Riesling from the East and West Coasts

Excellent Riesling is now being produced on both the East and West coasts of the US. In this article, we review recent releases of several of the most important American producers. These include Dr. Konstantin Frank and Lamoreaux Landing in … Continue reading

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