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Double Decker Wines Offer Exceptional Value

Double Decker Wines Offer Exceptional Value

When I first saw the name Double Decker, I thought this must be some kind of English Wine imported from London, but to my surprise, it is purely Napa Valley, with the name being utilized purely for marketing purposes. To create a market share for a new wine in an extremely crowded market is quite […]

| October 10, 2013
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A Meeting With Winemaker Jean Luc Colombo – The Wines Of Cornas

A Meeting With Winemaker Jean Luc Colombo – The Wines Of Cornas

At a private tasting in Beverly Hills last week DF&W met with winemaker Jean Luc Colombo to learn more about his wines that are all based around his obsession with Syrah grapes. An affable Frenchman with a thick English/French accent, the native of Marseilles developed a strong affinity with the wines of the Rhone Valley […]

| October 1, 2013
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Nicolas Feuillatte Champagnes Announce D’Luscious

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagnes Announce D’Luscious

It can be rather difficult to discern the difference of champagnes by quality and price point, but the champagnes at Nicolas Feuillatte make the job easy. Of course Nicolas is a Frenchman, and his brand which was created in 1978 after living in the USA was a favorite of the likes of Lauren Bacall and […]

| September 25, 2013
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Think Pink

Think Pink

Rosé style wines have exploded in popularity as consumers discover their versatility with food pairing. For me, I like it standing alone as well, and on a particularly hot day in New York City—sparkling please! Chandon Rosé, with its refreshing strawberry and plum notes and vibrant pink color, is the perfect sparkling Rosé.  It is […]

| August 10, 2013
The Latest Wines From Fattoria Sardi Giustiniani

The Latest Wines From Fattoria Sardi Giustiniani

Entering any of the three Felice restaurants in New York City immediately transports you to Tuscany. The warm, inviting atmosphere truly reflects the passion and commitment to excellence of brothers Jacopo and Matteo Giustiniani, to share their family’s culinary and wine making skills. We were thrilled to be invited to an exclusive dinner at their […]

| May 14, 2013
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Malbec Glass Introduced By Riedel Glassware

Malbec Glass Introduced By Riedel Glassware

Who knew that when a new wine glass is introduced, it can take up to a year from inception to market? Such is the case with the new Malbec glass from Riedel Glassware. Since there are glasses for many varietals of wine including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, Malbec’s time has finally come. Riedel […]

| May 9, 2013
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Just One Glass of Wine!

Just One Glass of Wine!

As a single woman and a passionate cook, I like to experiment with new recipes and cuisines regularly.  I also enjoy that one glass of wine to sip while I am reading, writing, cooking or just contemplating life. Alas, there is always the dilemma of opening a full bottle of wine and having it spoil […]

| May 7, 2013
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Guy Saget Vouvray Marie de Beauregard 2010

Guy Saget Vouvray Marie de Beauregard 2010

The area known as Vouvray, in the Loire Valley of France, is one of the oldest terroirs in the country and is known for its smooth and fruity wines produced from the Chenin Blanc grape. These wines, also known as Vouvray, have a universal appeal and notes of fig, apple, pear and honey, and pair […]

| February 21, 2013
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Michigan’s Baroda Founders Wine Cellar

Michigan’s Baroda Founders Wine Cellar

Nestled in the heart of southwest Michigan, Baroda Founders Wine Cellar is making an impact on this little known wine region. Called the Lake Michigan Shore AVA (American Vinticultural Area), the climate is ideal for growing bountiful harvests. Baroda and fellow Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail wineries are producing high-quality award-winning wines. Baroda’s awards include […]

| February 19, 2013
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The Divining Rod Wines From Marc Mondavi

The Divining Rod Wines From Marc Mondavi

The Mondavi name means quality, so the release of their first new product in fifty years is something of an event. Divining Rod Wines consist of a Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and both are priced at $17 retail. The 2010 Chardonnay comes from the Santa Lucia Highlands and the 2010 Cabernet from Alexander Valley, both […]

| February 18, 2013
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