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    *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR company for the brand. Eenie meanie miny mo, which Pinot should go?  Tonight it was the 2011 Star Angel Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Star Angel has a real cork closure and retails for about $27. It hails from the Santa Rita Hills […]

    Posted on October 10, 2014 by Sonadora *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR company for the brand. Eenie meanie miny mo, which Pinot should go? Tonight it was the 2011 Star Angel Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Star Angel has a real cork closure and retails for about $27.

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    Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore

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      Errazuriz Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

      Canadian Wine Guy - - 8 readers - Errazuriz Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Dark in color with a nice nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely red cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely firm tannins and some nice dryness. I would give it an 89 or so. A very nice wine.

      Global wine production set to drop by up to 4% in 2014, report warns

      Decanter - - 8 readers - Global wine production is expected to fall by as much as 4% in 2014, despite a rebound in France following last year’s small crop, says a new report from Rabobank. Chile, Italy, Argentina and Australia are all expected to record significant production declines, while harvests in the US and Spain will almost certainly diminish after bumper crops in 2013.

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      Natalie MacLean - - 6 readers - No other holiday celebrates the gift of wine like Thanksgiving. Wine is a taste of the harvest along with all the delicious dishes on the table. But actually choosing a bottle can feel like a thankless task, especially with so many flavors to match. Relax. Have a drink. And try some of my suggestions for great wines to pair with Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings th ...

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