Category Archives: Red Wine

Victor Mendes: From Successful Wine Retailer to Negociant

Vienna Vintner’s Victor Mendes is offering customers and wine club members a new line of delicious wines sold under the VIX label. The wines are sourced from California’s Central Coast and are crafted in collaboration with Edgar Torres, owner and … Continue reading

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Lyrarakis Winery: Saving Crete’s Indigenous Grapes

Lyrarakis is a family winery on the Alagni plateau in Peza located south of Heraklion. It’s  known for rescuing indigenous varieties like Dafni, Plytó, and Melissaki.  It also specializes in other Cretan grapes like Liatico, Kotsifali and Mandilari. Brothers Sotiris … Continue reading

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New Releases from Bodega Marichal of Canelones, Uruguay

Tannat is Uruguay’s signature grape. Unlike the fiercely tannic Tannats of France’s Madiran region, those of Uruguay are accessible early on with rich flavors, good depth, and in the hands of the right winemakers, like Juan Andrés and Alejandro Marichal … Continue reading

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Morét-Brealynn: A New Promising Pinot Noir Label

Morét-Brealynn (More-ay Bree-lynn) Wines is a new label of Russian River Pinot Noirs that carries the name of its founder, Morét Brealynn.  The three wines reviewed here are her inaugural vintage.  They are all delicious and easy-drinking, young wines made … Continue reading

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Current and New Releases of Cabernet Sauvignon: California, Chile, Argentina and Elsewhere

The most widely planted grape variety on earth, Cabernet Sauvignon wines made in the Western Hemisphere are some of the world’s best. We’ve been fortunate to taste many of them over the years, and we’ve written about them in several … Continue reading

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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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