Monthly Archives: October 2022

Beau Marchais 2021 Pinot Noir: The Unexpected Ending of a Beautiful Collaboration

These three bottlings of Pinot Noir recently released by Beau Marchais are of a project launched  in 2019 by two seasoned winemakers, Adam Lee of California and Philippe Cambie of France.  Their joint venture brought together the talents of one … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Wines of Domaine Economou: Artistic Winemaking in Crete

Yiannis Economou is one of Greece’s preeminent winemakers.  He combines deep knowledge of winemaking with a unique sense of artistry and produces original, beautifully crafted and refined wines. His domaine is located on Sitia in eastern Crete where he sources … Continue reading

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Douloufakis: One of Crete’s Outstanding, Pioneering Wineries

Located in the village of Dafnes just south of Heraklion and east of the Psiloritis mountain range with vineyards at 350-400m, Douloufakis is one of Crete’s best producers. Nikos Douloufakis (shown here), the pioneer of Vidiano, now regarded as the … Continue reading

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Hugh Johnson’s 2023 Pocket Wine Book

This is the 46th year of Hugh Johnson’s annual wine book, the most popular guide in the wine world. Amazingly enough, it’s still published for sale as a small hardback volume (available as an e-book) rather than an online subscription.  … Continue reading

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