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Hollywood & Vine 2480 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

Hollywood & Vine 2480 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006 - Owned by producer Bruce Orosz and actor Doug Barr, this wine has a fabulous presentation. The Chardonnay has been my favorite, but with the advent of the 2006 Cabernet, it’s a horse race. Much more forward than the 2005 vintage that still needs another year of Read more…

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Recommendations For Shiraz and Syrah Lovers

What comes to mind when you think about Shiraz?  A dark powerful wine filled with a tannic burst of fruit, vanilla, and pepper. Recent DNA testing determined that it’s likely a genetic ancestor of the Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche grapes, thick dark skinned grapes rarely used in wines today.  Eventually Syrah developed in the Northern Rhone Valley nurturing on the Read more…

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Clos de Los Siete

Argentina is an up and coming wine region in South America.  The Mendoza region is the largest winemaking region in Argentina, with around 370,000 acres of vines. Clos de Los Siete is an oasis comprised of seven vineyards in the foothills of the Andes, south of Mendoza.  I raise my glass to the manager of Read more…

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Resveratrol, Procyanidins and Sirtuins

Now most of us know that feeding worms enormous amounts of resveratrol (an antioxidant found mostly in red wine), not only extends their lives dramatically, but also increases their activity level, etc. The only problem seems to be that to obtain the same amount of resveratrol for a human, it would take several cases of Read more…

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