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Wines Organic, Cheap, and Young: Villa Teresa Veneto Merlot 2011

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I’ve been so busy focusing on trying Argentinean and Australian wines for the past few years that I’ve totally neglected those from traditional powerhouse wine-producing countries such as Italy. In fact, I think it has been at least six months … Continue reading

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Wines Cheap And Young: Santa Ana Reserve Malbec Shiraz Mendoza 2011

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Malbec and Shiraz probably dominate more than 90% of the reds that my wife and I drink, but I can’t say that I have much experience with shiraz-malbec blends. Actually, I don’t think that I remember having any shiraz-malbec blends … Continue reading

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Wines Under $30: Fifth Leg Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot (Western Australia) 2011

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  I’m all for full disclosure of ingredients, but listing the names of the three varieties of grape that make up this Fifth Leg cabernet sauvignon shiraz merlot Western Australia 2011 makes for one hell of a long name. Imagine … Continue reading

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Wines Under $30: Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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  I don’t need to drink “complex” wines all the time. Sometimes all I need is flavours that are simple, but enjoyably intense. I want every sip and every mouthful to allow me to become lost in the particular flavours … Continue reading

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Wines Under $30: Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2011

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  A lot of the top vintners at the most prestigious wineries in the world will tell you that organic wine is a gimmick used by inferior wineries to market subpar wine. They’ll tell you that it is impossible to … Continue reading

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Spain: Cava – easy drinking bubbly

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Champagne comes with a lot of baggage and context. Most people drink champagne when they’re celebrating a special occasion or during an important event or when meeting that all-too-important person. When’s the last time you broke out that bottle of … Continue reading

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Chateau Fonroque and Chateau Cartier: This Is How You Make A Fortune In China

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It has been a while since I’ve posted about wine, but I feel compelled to write about four bottles of wine that were given to me around a month ago while I was in Taiwan. They were actually two bottles … Continue reading

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