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    Domaine Faiveley of Burgundy has announced the acquisition of Billaud-Simon for their first vineyard purchase in Chablis. The 50-acre estate includes 4 acres of Grand Cru sites in Vaudésir, Les Clos, Les Preuses and Blanchots. They also have 22 acres of premier cru sites. Domaine Faiveley now has 350 acres in Burgundy ...

    21 readers - By Tyler Colman/ Dr Vino's wine blog

    2013 Arrogant Frog Red Wines

    So since this post is waaaaaay overdue, I’m just going to go ahead and jump in and share my thoughts on the wines. If you want to read my thoughts about the tasting in general, and find a link to a video about it, check out my post about the Arrogant Frog White Wines. Ok, here we go.

    18 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

      Veuve Clicquot tablets sparkle on the internets

      Dr Vino's wine blog - - 18 readers - How would it sound if you could carry tablets of Veuve Clicquot in your handbag and drop then in water to make a glass of the famous bubbly? To those who drive popular brand to sales of over a half a million cases a year in the US, that sounds like their kind of “plop, plop, fizz, fizz.

      Cheateau d’Aydie Odé d’Aydie Pacherenc du Vic Bilh Sec 2012

      Just Grapes - - 11 readers - It seems like I haven’t written about really good, locally available everyday wine for a while. These are the bottles that often remain unsung but bring the simplest of pleasures, without need for deep reflection. This dry Pacherenc du Vic Bilh fits neatly and deliciously into that category.

      Champs de Gaillard Red Bordeaux Blend – A Steal!

      CheapWineRatings.com - - 6 readers - I generally walk right past the Bordeaux section when I’m in a wine shop. It’s not that I don’t like Bordeaux, I just don’t like paying too much for my wine. But apparently I’ve been making a mistake and I’ve been missing out. There’s a lot of hype in the marketplace about Bordeaux. It’s been like that for years and has resulted in prices skyrocketing — particularly for some sought-after names.

      Mont Pierre Fitou Reserve 21012

      Golly's Wine Drops - - 5 readers - The weather is turning colder, the nights are drawing in. It’s still August so I’m hopeful of warmer days ahead before winter really sets in. It’s not quite time to crack open the full rich reds, but it is time to start thinking red wines.

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      Laurent Miquel Vendanges Nocturnes Cinsault Syrah 2013

      …It’s still August, I can still drink pink wine with pride. I’ll drink pink wine in January, but I’ll be a bit discrete about it. Pink wine is my one weakness. There’s plenty of roses out there, and lots of them are good, just so long as you steer away from things called “blush” or wines that are advertised with a group of women giggling…

      5 readers - By Golly's Wine Drops

      Mont Pierre Fitou Reserve 21012

      …The weather is turning colder, the nights are drawing in. It’s still August so I’m hopeful of warmer days ahead before winter really sets in. It’s not quite time to crack open the full rich reds, but it is time to start thinking red wines. This Mont Pierre Fitou from Sainsbury’s was sitting in the wine rack, minding its own business until I felt…

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      Nolita’s Newest Wine Bar!

      … Surnaturels is offering a $40 rosé flight night special. This features four French rosés hand-selected by Sommelier Fabien Suquet. Fabien is charming, smart, and has a wonderful palate. His passion for great wine and introducing any level wine enthusiast to some of the best France has to offer when it comes to this style of wine is what this program is all…

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      Le Vieux Clocher Domaine Gadais Muscadet 2013

      …Muscadet is one of those wines that puts me in mind of the 1970′s. It has had a bit of a dodgy reputation as a wine dashed out of the cellar doors to make some quick cash for wine makers. Now Muscadet seems to be making a comeback with a new crop of winemakers putting more effort into making fresh wines. Rather than being part of supermarket 3…

      3 readers - By Golly's Wine Drops

      Waitrose Southern French Grenache

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      4 readers - By Golly's Wine Drops

      Expensive wine 66: Guffens-Heynen Pouilly-Fuissé Tri des 25 ans 2005

      …Great wines have great stories to go with them, even if the stories can be embarrassing. Such is the case with the Guffens ($80, purchased, 13%), although the story isn’t about the wine as it is the people involved. Jay Biletti has been a long-time supporter of Drink Local Wine and an advocate for Arizona wine. I’ve judged with him many times…

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      3 readers - By Weekly Wine Journal

      Mumm: Bubbly from France and Napa

      …. The Cordon Rouge Brut is their signature cuvee. In 1979, G.H. Mumm set out to find an ideal winegrowing area in the United States. They picked Guy Devaux for the project. Devaux had more than 40 years experience crafting still and sparkling wines in France, South America, and the U.S. He was given one criterion from the Mumm family; find…

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      Château Lamothe de Haux, Côtes de Bordeaux – Old World Style

      …Last night I posted a review of Champs de Gaillard, a tasty Bordeaux for under $20 (which seems unbelievable). And tonight I have yet another bargain-Bordeaux to share, this one from Château Lamothe de Haux. Both of these wines are on the “Today’s Bordeaux” list for 2014. This is a list of 100 Bordeaux wines priced between $10-$55 selected…

      3 readers - By CheapWineRatings.com

      Champs de Gaillard Red Bordeaux Blend – A Steal!

      …I generally walk right past the Bordeaux section when I’m in a wine shop. It’s not that I don’t like Bordeaux, I just don’t like paying too much for my wine. But apparently I’ve been making a mistake and I’ve been missing out. There’s a lot of hype in the marketplace about Bordeaux. It’s been like that for years and has resulted in prices…

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      2013 Arrogant Frog Red Wines

      …So since this post is waaaaaay overdue, I’m just going to go ahead and jump in and share my thoughts on the wines. If you want to read my thoughts about the tasting in general, and find a link to a video about it, check out my post about the Arrogant Frog White Wines. Ok, here we go. 2013 Arrogant Frog Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Varietal: 55…

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      …It seems like I haven’t written about really good, locally available everyday wine for a while. These are the bottles that often remain unsung but bring the simplest of pleasures, without need for deep reflection. This dry Pacherenc du Vic Bilh fits neatly and deliciously into that category. Lush Mid-Week Wine Pacherenc du Vic Bilh…

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