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Wine of the Week: Septima Malbec

The story of Malbec starts in Bordeaux, France, where it has been used as a blending grape for hundreds of years.  One of the five classic grapes of Bordeaux (six if you count the “lost” grape of Bordeaux, Carmenere, thought … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: D’Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz

D’Arenberg winery in McLaren Vale Australia is famous for making Shiraz.  In fact, one of their wines – their Dead Arm Shiraz – is considered by many to be part of Australia’s “Holy Trinity” of Shiraz, along with Penfold’s Grange … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc is often considered a summer wine, and for good reason.  It tends to be light, refreshing, and possesses the kind of bright acidity that makes it a perfect complement to a sun-soaked summer day.  That doesn’t mean that you … Continue reading

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A Zippy Summer Value

Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc Hailing from Marlborough New Zealand, this dry white is light, refreshing and uncomplicated.  While it lacks the bright grapefruit and green grass of its more expensive cousins, such as stand-outs as Kim Crawford or Nobilo, it … Continue reading

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