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Red Wines Under 15$

In this video Jessica Farley and Sommelier Bill Esley taste and compare notes on three red wines under $15. The wines include a classic Pinot Noir from Erath Winery in the Oregon Willamette Valley, the 2009 Eric Texier Cotes du Rhone from France made from grenache-carignan-cinsault, and a Snoqualmie certified organic Merlot from the Columbia 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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