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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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Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Located at the foot of Sonoma County, the Russian River Valley has become the source of some of California’s finest chardonnay. While the chardonnays coming from Monterey County and the Central Coast seem to be tasting more on the tropical side, the Russian River Valley wines tend to exhibit more traditional fall and stone fruit Read more…

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Parducci Organic Winery

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Mendocino County you’ll find a true family success story, in the form of the Parducci Winery. Located in Ukiah, Parducci has certainly seen its ups and downs.  But it’s certainly riding the crest of a big “up” right now. My friend Tim Thornhill, a partner in the current operation, Read more…

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Hawk Crest Cabernet Sauvignon

Wines.com is always seeking ways to please our customers, and well chosen second labels often prove to be successful. The Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars second label, Hawk Crest, is a great case in point.  We’ve come across a nice quantity of Hawk Crest 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, and it’s yours for a sweet, crazy-low price.  This wine Read more…

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The Power of Diversity

Only a few wineries consistently produce a wide variety of great wines at great prices year after year.  One to mention is the Peter Lehmann Winery, in Australia’s Barossa Valley. Given my affinity for red blends, it’s no surprise that I’ve been a huge fan of Lehmann’s Clancy’s for many years. A bold, robust mix Read more…

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Plumbing the Depths

Sometimes when you’re clutching at straws, desperate to find something real to grab hold of, you fall flat on your face. You want a sure-shot fancy-schmancy respectable sparkling representation of a wine, but you’re unwilling to pony up for fine French Champagne. There’s lots of ersatz bubbles out there misrepresenting itself as Champagne.  In fact, Read more…

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