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Twenty-First Century Rieslings

Shattering misconceptions is one of life’s great joys. One common misconception involves the belief that all rieslings are heavy, sweet, dum-dum wines that all come from Germany. While the world’s greatest still do come from there, great rieslings are currently being produced in Australia, New Zealand, and here in the U.S. (particularly Wa. state). The Read more…

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Land of the Giant Shiraz

Legend has it that shiraz originally came from ancient Persia. Sadly, present-day Iran has outlawed the production of wine. So regardless of its true origins, the much heralded grape has no home there. My first experiences with wines made from the syrah/shiraz grape were rather infamous. Nasty, tight, low-end Croze Hermitage, from France’s Northern Cotes Read more…

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Climb the Ladder, Savor the Flavor

As infants, we wean on mother’s milk. Upon our demise, it’s back to pablum. But, oh, those year’s in the middle! We develop our palates over a lifetime, and breadth of experience is key here. With wine, everyone starts with lighter, sweeter, simpler wines. Then, if they’re lucky enough to have caught the wine bug, Read more…

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Primo Primitivo

Known as Zinfandel here, it was the most widely planted California varietal during the original “wine boom” of 1878 to 1889. Some say the Croations first brought it here, some say the Greeks.  In Southern Italy, it’s Primitivo.  I was lucky enough to get styled with a bottle of Castello Monaci’s “Piluna” Primitivo last night. Read more…

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