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    2011 Kuentz-Bas Pinot Blanc: Alsatian For The Win

    Tonight, I'll be sipping a variety of Alsatian wines during dinner at Puritan & Co. As I've said before, Alsatian wines are underappreciated by the average wine consumer and deserve more press, to alert wine consumers to the pleasures of these wines. This summer, many pe...

    6 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

    The Most Important Wine Number

      By Stephen Eliot It has been said by many that vintage has become largely irrelevant when discussing fine wines; that due to both viticultural and vinicultural mastery, the days of wholesale vintage disaster are behind us, and that good wines and bad will be found fro...

    Gaja Langhe Sori Tildin DOC 2006

    Purchased in 1967 and first made into a single wine in 1970, Sori Tildin is considered not only one of the great vineyards of Piedmont, but of the w...

    7 readers - By The Wine Front

    Gaja Langhe Costa Russi DOC 2006

    In 1859, it would be hardly worth thinking what Giovanni Gaja might have wished for his great grandson and family, but the lofty heights climbed would surely hav...

    4 readers - By The Wine Front

    Will Climate Change be the Death of Cork?

    There's a lot of talk these days about the impacts of climate change on wine. Weather patterns are shifting, volatility of weather continues to increase, and yes, temperatures continue to rise in some areas of the globe, pushing harvests earlier and earlier. Most of these ...

    15 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

    Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel, 2006

    Old Hill has some of the oldest vines in North America, and, despite the Zinfandel name, this wine is a field blend that includes Grenache, Alicante Bouche, Mourvedre, Syrah, Carignane and some grapes that are yet to be identified. My kind of wine. Inky black. There is plenty...

    2 readers - By Artisan Wine on a Budget

    Greenwood Ridge Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 1999

    The more I try Anderson Valley Pinot Noirs, the more enamored I become--especially those with a little bottle age. I bought this at auction for a fraction of its retail price, presumably because other buyers were not sure a California Pinot would keep this long. I took a chanc...

    7 readers - By Artisan Wine on a Budget

    Renwood Amador County Zinfandel 2011

    The Renwood Amador County Old Vine Zinfandel 2011 is 90% Zinfandel, 5% Primitivo (an Italian twin of the Zinfandel grape), 3% Syrah and 2% Barbera sourced from Renwood Estate vineyards and other old vine vine...

    5 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER