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Flora Springs’ Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons: New Releases

Flora Springs is one of the Napa Valley’s storied wineries.  Located at the base of the Mayacamas mountain range in Napa Valley, it became famous in the 1990s, especially for its Cabernet Sauvignon.  We reviewed Flora Springs wines earlier this … Continue reading

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Spanish Wines from ARAEX Grands

In pre-Covid times we had lunch at Manhattan’s Tribeca Grill with Javier Ruiz de Galarreta, the founder and CEO of ARAEX Grands, and Michel Rolland, the French enologist who has influenced winemaking all over the world.  ARAEX Grands is a … Continue reading

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Ktima Gerovassiliou of Macedonia

Ktima Gerovassiliou was established in 1981 by renowned Greek winemaker Evangelos Gerovassiliou.  The winery is located on the slopes of Epanomi, several kilometers from the city of Thessaloniki and 4 km from the sea. Its vineyards stretching over 80 hectares … Continue reading

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2018 Vintage Releases from Paso Robles’ The Farm Winery

The Farm Winery is one of a growing number of new boutique wineries in the Paso Robles AVA that are producing limited quantities of outstanding hand-crafted wines.  The winery is owned and operated by old friends and Stanford Business School … Continue reading

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Biblia Chora’s Fine Wines from the Slopes of Macedonia’s Mt Pangeon

In April of this year we visited Ktima Biblia Chora, established on the slopes of Mt Pangeon in Macedonia in 2001, and tasted its outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Biblia Chora was established by two of Greece’s highly respected winemakers, Vangelis … Continue reading

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Retsina: The Quality Revolution of Greece’s Historic Wine

Retsina, a wine made with the infusion of resin usually from the Aleppo pine tree, is Greece’s most famous and historic wine. The retsina of old was often pungent.  As our reviews below show, today’s retsina made by some of … Continue reading

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Ktima Voyatzi of Western Macedonia

The Voyatzi Estate is a premier boutique winery located in Western Macedonia in the picturesque town of Velvento.  It is owned and operated by winemaker Yannis Voyatzi, the renowned chief enologist of Boutari, and his brother Nikos.  The Voyatzi family … Continue reading

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Italian Wines from the Cellar Paired with Roberto Donna’s Cooking

Roberto Donna, is one of the pioneers of Italian alta cucina in Washington DC, especially at Galileo. [If you are of a certain age, you may have seen the video of him with Julia Child in her program, In Julia’s … Continue reading

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South African Rosé: Selections from the 2021 Vintage

Today’s excellent South African rosé wines reflect the many improvements in rosé winemaking over the last decade or two. They’re usually direct pressed from vineyards harvested early and specifically farmed for rosé, as opposed to being the saignée byproduct of … Continue reading

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Titus Vineyards: Impressive New Releases from Napa Valley

The Titus family recently celebrated their 50th anniversary growing grapes and making wine in the Napa Valley.  Lee Titus purchased what is now the 50 acre Titus Ranch Estate in the heart of the St. Helena Appellation in 1968 and … Continue reading

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