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Chateau Dassult's Exquisite Taste

Laurence Brun who succeeded her father and was given the esteemed command of the Grand Cru Estate Chateau Dassault in 1995 which is pictured to the left. At the urgency of Laurent Dassault, she set up a major quality development plan. Fundamental work was undertaken, with drainage and replanting of plots where required. Mass selection Read more…

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Need An Escape?

Travel with Wines.com to the coastline of New Zealand with every crisp sip of Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2008. New Zealand is a land like no other. The country has a very special combination of soil, climate and water. New Zealand is a country of contrasts with dense, native forest, snow-capped mountains, and a spectacular Read more…

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Awaken Your Libido with a Taste of 2004 Steve Hoff Barossa Shiraz!

Say good bye to toys and crazy positions and hello to Steve Hoff Barossa Shiraz 2004 from the Australia, Barossa Valley.. According to the October issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, women who drank one or two glasses of red wine a day scored much higher than the less-frequent tipplers or non-drinkers. The Italian Read more…

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Celebrity Wines & the Price Quality Ratio Conundrum

What do Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Dan Ackroyd have in common? They all have their own wines. How a celebrity (some posthumously) can create and market their wines leaves some mystified and curious. Just last week, Frank Sinatra himself resurrected from his grave to launch his own wines. He specifically told the press via Read more…

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Market Trends in Wine… Is it Good or Bad for You?

Wine has never been easy. Its not a simple thing to make, or everyone would be doing it. It only takes a drive to “Wine Country” for us to understand that Wall Street has made its way to the vineyard. Egos, arrogance, and the “Our wine is too good for you…” is prevalent. In all Read more…

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Top Summer Wine Values – Drink Fine Wine and Don't Pay Fine Wine Prices

Let’s face it. We all love to get a screaming deal. Wealthy or wise, office or cube, its always fun to find that magical bottle on a deep deal. This summer is one of a particular challenge. With our wallets getting tighter, and the heat getting hotter, we’ve assembled a few wine buys that we Read more…

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