Monthly Archives: January 2011

Domaine Alain Pautre Petit Chablis 2009

“The Pautre estate is in Ligorelle, on the Northwestern edge of the appellation. The vines are 30 to 40 years old, and located on a calciferous plateau, beside a forest, facing south. This truly is the best area for the … Continue reading

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2002 Terra Unica Valencia Reserva

“This Spanish bargain is 70% Tempranillo; 30% Monastrell with a slightly aged reddish hue. Pronounced tart cherry and sweet dark fruit with a slight hint of spices mark this value’s bouquet. Palate–Juicy, slightly sweet with smooth mature tannins and integrated … Continue reading

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San Polo Toscana Rubio 2008

This wine is brilliant ruby red in color and offers fresh aromas of red cherries, violets and currants, followed by subtle spice and vanilla notes. It is a youthful and easy to drink wine that offers great versatility: it’s great by … Continue reading

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2009 Chateau Pesquie Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee Terrasses

“Pesquie, one of the few standouts from the Côtes du Ventoux,  is the effort of U.S. importer Eric Solomon, who blends these custom cuvees specifically for export. These are all explosively fruity wines from old, mostly Grenache vines. Even La … Continue reading

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Burgans Albarino Rias Baixas 2009

“Burgans Albarino a custom cuvee chosen by importer Eric Solomon is a candidate for Best Buy in the Albarino category. Medium gold-colored the wine has excellent honey mineral orange marmalade and peach aromas and flavors in a just off-dry format. … Continue reading

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La Craie Pouilly Fume 2009

“The white wine from the village of Pouilly-sur-Loire has the unique moniker of Pouilly-Fume. Many think that the Fume refers to a smoky quality in the wine, however the real origin of the name is morning fog in the vineyards … Continue reading

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How Beer is Made

An excerpt from Modern Marvels on the History Channel

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Learn How to Make Your Own Wine

The Boston Winery Visit their website

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Links for the Curious: Thirsty Knowledge

Wine Facts from RackWine Did you know that the wreck of the Titanic holds the oldest wine cellar in the world and despite the depth and wreckage, the bottles are still intact? Wine Facts and Trivia from the Professor’s House … Continue reading

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