Monthly Archives: May 2018

Morgan Winery: New 2016-2017 Releases from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Monterey

These are some new stunning releases from Morgan Winery in the Santa Lucia Highlands.   Owner and winemaker  Dan Lee is one of the finest winemakers in the AVA, and we have been big fans of his wines for many years.  … Continue reading

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Quady North: Serious Rosé from Oregon

Perhaps no American winemaker takes rosé as seriously as Herb Quady. Formerly a winemaker at Boony Doon Vineyards, he moved to Southern Oregon in 2003 to help pioneer winemaking there.  He and his father (owner of California’s Quady Winery) purchased … Continue reading

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Galicia’s Quinta da Muradella: Authentic Wines from Monterrei

José Luis Mateo is one of Spain’s very special winemakers. He crafts authentic wines from unique terroir in Galicia using indigenous varieties, including ones he has discovered and rescued from abandoned mountain vineyards. He is one of those rarities in … Continue reading

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Hermanos Hernáiz La Emperatriz Wines from Rioja Alta

In 1996 the Hernáiz family purchased part of the former estate of Spanish-born Eugénie de Montijo, Empress of France and wife of Napoleon III. The estate is located on one of the highest plateaus in the Rioja Alta, including its … Continue reading

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Worth Another Glass? How reliable are the wine reviews in Gambero Rosso’s annual Vini d’Italia Guide?

Publisher’s Note: In this provocative article Joel Butler, one of the International Wine Review’s Contributing Editors,  assesses the validity of the Gambero Rosso’s  methodology and evaluations by conducting his own tastings of the Guide’s 3 Bicchieri wines at a comprehensive tasting … Continue reading

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Traditional Bulgarian Cuisine

This article is excerpted from the IWR’s forthcoming report The New Wines of Bulgaria. We are indebted to  Silvena  Johan Lauta’s excellent book Romanian & Bulgarian Food and Cooking Arness Publishing LTD 2010 and Alexander Markoff’s Amazing Bulgarian Cuisine-Traditional Recipes … Continue reading

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Freeman Winery’s 2015-2016 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Releases from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast

Last week, we met with Ken Freeman, proprietor with his wife Akiko of Freeman Vineyard & Winery, to taste through his new Chardonnay and Pinot Noir releases from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. Ken and Akiko launched the … Continue reading

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