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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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South Africa’s 2010 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

South Africa’s 2010 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir, considered by some to be the best red wine in the world originated in the Burgundy region of France. Pinot Noir is one of the wines used to create traditional French champagne, but it is also a wine that  stands alone and is extremely food friendly. It has been in South Africa for […]

| February 16, 2013
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Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Cellar

Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Cellar

The Antinori Family Announces Opening Of Its Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Cellar Marchesi Antinori, the family-owned Italian wine company that has shaped the wine industry and culture over the past 625 years, has announced the official opening of its revolutionary, state-of-the-art facility in Bargino, Italy: Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Cellar.  This groundbreaking project, scheduled to […]

| February 10, 2013
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5 Wines for Valentines Day

5 Wines for Valentines Day

Wine and romance seem to go hand in hand, but with Valentines Day approaching, it is nice to add a special loving touch to an already amorous day. Here are five wines that have a little extra special touch of Valentine spirit for the big day and won’t break the bank since they  all can […]

| February 7, 2013
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Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera D’Asti 2011

Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera D’Asti 2011

Straight from one of the top Barbera specialists in Piedmont, Italy, this bold red has beautiful notes of cherry, berries and plum. It is quite smooth and well balanced with an ample finish. The Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera D’Asti is an excellent everyday wine that is food-friendly, has great acidity and all of the aspects […]

| January 31, 2013
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Frei Brothers 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Frei Brothers 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The Frei Brothers 2009 Reserve Cabernet from Alexander Valley exhibits all of the characteristics of a truly wonderful Cabernet. Dominated by dark fruits and berries, this bold wine has a nice full body and displays a fine balance with suggestions of cedar and spice, followed by a satisfying lasting finish. I selected this as a […]

| January 24, 2013
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Nieto Senetiner Reserva Malbec 2010

Nieto Senetiner Reserva Malbec 2010

At first glance the appealing deep ruby, almost purple color lures you in to this wine. This 100% Malbec from Mendoza Argentina has a lovely nose exhibiting plum and red cherries. Aged in French oak for 12 months, gives this medium-full bodied red that hint of vanilla. It presents all you would expect from a  […]

| January 17, 2013
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Grog, Meet Mulled Wine

Grog, Meet Mulled Wine

This recipe is somewhat of a blend of grog and mulled wine. Mulled (or spiced) wine was popular in Victorian England at Christmas and grog originally referred to a drink made with water or “small beer” (a weak beer) and rum, which British Vice Admiral Edward Vernon introduced into the Royal Navy in 1740. Both […]

| January 15, 2013
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