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Feiler-Artinger and Wenzel: Top Producers of Ruster Ausbruch

The town of Rust on the western shore of Lake Neusiedl [pictured here] is world famous for the special sweet wine called Ruster Ausbruch. The wine is made from botrysized grapes and was a favorite of the Habsburgs. Indeed, they … Continue reading

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Constantia Wyn and the U.S. Founding Fathers

About the time Thomas Jefferson was penning the U.S. Declaration in Philadelphia, a British merchant ship bound for Philadelphia ran aground in the shallows off Lewes, Delaware, and sank. It remained on the ocean floor until 2004 when it was … Continue reading

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Semillon from Mendel and Ricardo Santos in Mendoza, Argentina

At one time the Semillon grape was very widely planted in the Southern Hemisphere countries of Australia, Chile, and South Africa. Today, it is still grown in these countries but in small quantities. And a surprising fourth country can be … Continue reading

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Spanish Cava: Cristalino from Jaume Serra

If you hadn’t noticed yet, Cristalino has changed its label. But it remains the super-value Cava it has always been. That’s what we said about it in Issue #14 The World of Sparkling Wines and Champagne. Obviously, lots of other … Continue reading

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Tokaji Aszú: The World’s Best Sweet Wine?

We tasted a lot of sweet wines for our Report #27 on The Sweet Wines of the World. Some of our very favorite ones came from the Tokaj-Hegyalia region of Hungary. At its best, Tokaji is complex and sweet but … Continue reading

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The Great Sweet Wines of America

America’s winemakers from California to Virginia are producing some of the finest sweet wines on the market. We tasted hundreds of sweet wines for Report # 27 Sweet Wines of the World and found a number of American wines that … Continue reading

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Wines to Warm the Winter Spirit

Sweet wines used to be the most sought after and expensive wines in the world. The framers of the Declaration of Independence toasted their success with Madeira. [According to one report, 54 bottles of Madeira and 22 bottles of Port … Continue reading

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Château d’Yquem: A Great New Year’s Toast

Thanks to the International Wine Review’s assistant editor Harvey Leifert, we enjoyed a real treat this New Years—a 30 year old bottle of Château d’Yquem that he purchased in Paris a few years ago and kept in his cellar until … Continue reading

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