Monthly Archives: December 2022

Good Value, Quality Sparkling Wines from Alsace to the Russian River Valley

Sparkling wines from around the world are better than ever. They may not have the cachet of Champagne, but they’re priced lower, and the best ones are very good indeed. In this article, we review a selection of quality sparkling … Continue reading

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Flaunt: New Releases from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast

Flaunt Wine Company is a new winemaking project of Dianna Novy, former co-owner and winemaker of the highly successful Siduri Wines and Novy Family Winery.  It is the reallization of her long-held dream of making a mark on the wine … Continue reading

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Champagnes and Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

Champagnes and sparkling wines are especially popular during the winter Holidays. Families and friends toast their friendship and welcome the New Year with the bubbles that convey a sense of celebration and joy.  To help guide your purchases of Champagne and … Continue reading

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Sherry and Port: Recommendations for Drinking and Giving

There’s no better time of year than now to drink fortified wines than when the temperatures sink, and the winds blow cold.  It’s the perfect time to sit by the fireplace and open a bottle of Sherry or Port to … Continue reading

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New Releases of Colonial Styled Madeiras from Vinhos Barbeito & the Rare Wine Co.

Since 1998 Mannie Berk of the Rare Wine Co. has worked with Ricardo Freitas of Vinhos Barbeito to express the styles of Madeira drunk in the US colonial period. Different styles of Madeira became popular in different colonial cities. Cities … Continue reading

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Fine Wine Books for the Holidays

Connoisseurs of fine wines love to read about wine and where it comes from. And when they travel, they like exploring new wines.  Here are a few suggested books on traditional and less well known wine regions like England, Georgia, … Continue reading

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