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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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Pretty and Pink from the Penedes

The Penedes wine region in the Spanish province of Catalonia is that nation’s epicenter of art, literature, philosophy, gastronomy and culture.  More importantly, for wine drinkers, it’s where Spain’s famed cavas are made. Cavas, named for the caves within which they are aged.  I recommend the Marques de Monistrol MPX Brut Rose’ Cava. While this Read more…

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Luxe Riesling

We’ve been huge fans of crisp 21st century rieslings here at Wines.com since they started pouring into the states at the dawn of the new century. Today’s wine du jour hails from the Moselle River Valley in the sleepy state of Luxembourg. We’ve come across a nice parcel of the Clos Rochers Mussbaum Vineyards Grand Read more…

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