Category Archives: Wine

Milbrandt Vineyards – Affordable Wines Done Well

Last year, I was able to taste through Milbrandt Vineyard’s portfolio of wines, and quickly became a fan of their straight-forward, well made and affordable selections. Today I was able to taste through their new vintages, this time accompanied by … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Australian Wine With Negotiants USA

The Australian wine industry has been in trouble for some time now. Since 2005, exports to the United States have steadily dropped, and on store-shelves where Shiraz used to sit, now Malbec is stocked in its place. There are many … Continue reading

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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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A Taste of Tuscany

I didn’t always like Italian wine, and I don’t think it’s my fault. Italy produces more wine than any other country in the world (yes, even beating out France), but that doesn’t mean that all of it is good wine. … Continue reading

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