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Upcoming Tasting: Thursday, March 31st

Australian Gems When most people think of Australian Wine, they think bottles with a cute Australian animal on the label and a price point of under $10.  Cheap, quaff-able, but ultimately unmemorable as well.  We won’t be tasting any of those … 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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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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Wine of the Week: Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills Les Chevaux 2008

An unassuming show-stopper I often feel that Columbia Crest gets a bad rap. Columbia Crest is a winery that has huge production, putting out hundreds of thousands of cases of wine under their Two Vines and Grand Estates tiers. Because … Continue reading

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