Tag Archives: Chardonnay

Wrath: The Grapes of Chardonnay

Apologies to John Steinbeck. I took my teenage son on a trip to Northern California a few weeks ago. We visited the Monterey Aquarium, which I had visited before, but my son insisted we stay there until it closed, about … Continue reading

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Morgan Wine Reviews

The International Wine Review just published a new report on the wines of the Santa Lucia Highlands, one of California’s finest regions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All the top producers like Morgan Winery are reviewed. Here are some excerpts: … Continue reading

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Lucia Wine Reviews

The International Wine Review just published a new report on the wines of the Santa Lucia Highlands, one of California’s finest regions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All the top producers like Gary Pisoni’s Lucia are reviewed. Here are some … Continue reading

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Andes Peak Wine in a Box: Environmentally Friendly and Great Value

The 2008 Andes Peaks Select Chardonnay from Chile’s Central Valley is the best white wine in a box I’ve ever tasted and quite different from the dilute, saccharine offerings one often finds at this price point. Andes Peak is affiliated … Continue reading

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Wine in Japan

Tokyo is the epicurean’s delight with an incredible selection of international restaurants and excellent wine shops. Japanese wine isn’t very visible, however. During my stay in Tokyo I visited the YaMaYa wine shop in Akasaka. YaMaYa has a very good … Continue reading

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The Excellent Wines and Super Values of Bottega Vinaia and the Cavit Collection

This past week i-WineReview Editor Don Winkler and Publisher Mike Potashnik lunched at Eric Ripert’s West End Bistro with Andrea Faustini, winemaker for Bottega Vinaia and the Cavit Collection in Trentino, Italy and Massimiliano Giacomini, Export Manager. The luncheon was … Continue reading

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Tasting Taylor’s Wakefield Wines at Marcel’s Restaurant

Earlier this week I attended a superb tasting and dinner at Marcel’s Restaurant in DC which was hosted by Jim Caudill of Brown-Forman for Neil Hadley, Marketing Director of theTaylorfamily’s Wakefield Vineyards inClare ValleyAustralia.It was a great opportunity to taste … Continue reading

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