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Wines from Château du Moulin a Vent and Domaine du Roc des Boutires

The Parinet family purchased the iconic Château du Moulin a Vent in 2009 and began the process of rebuilding its reputation. In 2016, the family extended is operation to the Mâcon, where it purchased the Domaine du Roc des Boutires … Continue reading

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Gary Farrell Vineyard: Outstanding New Releases from Winemaker Theresa Heredia

We’ve been tasting and reviewing Gary Farrell Vineyard wines since before Theresa Heredia joined as winemaker in 2012, and we’ve been tasting Theresa’s wines since her time at Joseph Phelps’ Freestone Vineyards on the Sonoma Coast.  We’ve consistently admired Theresa’s … Continue reading

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Authentic Wines from the Indigenous Grapes of Sicily and Southern Italy

Italy has many indigenous red grape varieties used for making wine including several lesser known ones in Sicily, Campania, and Molise reviewed here: Perricone, Corinto Nero, Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Tintilia, and Aglianico.  These are wines of character and a … Continue reading

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Great Godello from Galicia

Once relegated to wine history’s dustbin, Godello has been resuscitated in its Galician homeland and is slowly gaining fame as Spain’s best full-bodied white, often  compared to Chenin Blanc, but when oak-aged it also bears a semblance to white Burgundy. … Continue reading

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Top Wines from Northern Italy: Tuscany, Veneto, Friuli, and the Piedmont

  Readers who enjoy the best of Italian wine will want to focus on our reviews below of outstanding new releases from northern and central Italian producers.   We provide the names of importers for consumers needing information on where to … Continue reading

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Casal de Armán’s Current Releases from Galicia’s Ribeiro D.O.

Casal de Armán is a family owned winery with 20 hectares of its own vineyards in the historic valley of the Avia River in the Ribeiro Denominación de Orígen (DO) in Galicia. The vineyards are terraced with heights ranging from … Continue reading

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Trapiche Winery: Argentina’s Oldest and Finest

Trapiche is one of Argentina’s oldest and finest wineries.  Since its establishment in 1883 it has experienced phenomenal growth in parallel with the Argentine wine industry and today produces more than 3 million cases of wine annually in all price … Continue reading

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The Farm Winery: 2016 Releases from Paso Robles

The Farm Winery is one of our favorite wineries in the Paso Robles AVA.   It’s owned and operated by old friends and Stanford Business School alumni Jim Madsen and veteran Argentine winemaker, Santiago Achaval.  Launched in 2009,  it produces … Continue reading

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Orgo: Premium Artisanal Wines from Georgia

Giorgi (Gogi) Dakishivili is one of Georgia’s pioneering modern-artisanal winemakers.  He’s best known today for his own label, Orgo, made using traditional techniques, including fermenting in qvevri (large, buried clay vessels).  These wines are some of the most highly sought … Continue reading

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Distinguished Riojas from Bodegas Roda and Telmo Rodriguez’ Bodega Lanzaga

Bodegas Roda and Telmo Rodriguez’ Bodega Lanzaga are winemaking perfectionists. We visited these two wineries for our last Rioja report, and we expect to revisit them soon.  Meanwhile, in this article we review their current releases, thanks to their importer … Continue reading

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