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Weingut Bernhard Ott

Weingut Bernhard Ott The Ott family has been growing and producing wine in the region of Wagram in Lower Austria since 1889. Bernhard Ott is of the fourth generation and has managed the winery since 1995, when he took the helm from his father, expanding the estate to 28 ha in Feuersbrunn and Engabrunn. After…

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Les Baux en Provence AOC

Eight villages on both sides of the Alpilles. Twelve (*) estates on each side of the rock on which the village of Les Baux-de-Provence has been built. The character and uniqueness of the land at Les Baux are evident in the raw beauty of the landscapes in this other Provence. The wines of Les Baux can…

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Pairing Wine with Asparagus !

What Wines to Pair with Asparagus ? Spring is gently approaching us, ebbing and flowing like an ocean wave teasing us with warm days and cool nights.  But the thought of fresh Asparagus gives us that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.  With that comes the age-old dilemma of finding the right wine to…

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Pian dell’Orino

2013 Pian dell’Orino Rosso di Montalcino Vineyard: The grapes for the 2013  Rosso di Montalcino come from three vineyards: Scopeta, Pian dell’Orino and Pian Bassolino. Orientation: Scopeta – 340m in elevation. Southeast exposition. Pian dell’Orino – 501m in elevation. South-Southeast exposition. Pian Bassolino – 340m in elevation.Southwest exposition. Soil: The origin of this soil goes…

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Kalleske

  In South Australia’s Barossa Valley, the Kalleske family have been farming and growing grapes since the 1800s near the village of Greenock. They are one of the region’s leading grape growing families consistently growing some of the Barossa’s best quality grapes. After five generations of growing grapes, winemaker and sixth generation family member, Troy…

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Domaine de Marcoux

  Official French records indicate that the Armenier family has been tending vines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape since the 1300’s. Today, winemaker-sisters Catherine Armenier and Sophie Estevenin continue to write history with the wines of Domaine de Marcoux. In 1990, the Domaine became the first in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape to implement biodynamic farming practices. Their youngest vines are…

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Reviews for Grgich Hills Fume Blanc

Reviews for Grgich Hills Fume Blanc 2013 Grgich Hills Fume Blanc 92 Points   Wine & Spirits Magazine “Ivo Jeramaz, Mike Grgich’s nephew, grows this wine at estate vineyards in American Canyon and Carneros, where most of his sauvignon vines are the musqué clone. He ferments it in foudres, with a small portion in older French…

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2013 Chianti Classico

2013 Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico $20.00 $14.99  Save $5.01 (25%) 91 Points   James Suckling “A fresh and fruity red with plum, dried cherry and hints of tangerine on the nose and palate. Medium to full body, delicate tannins and a fresh finish. Drink or hold.” 90 Points  Wine Spectator “Pretty cherry and strawberry notes pick…

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Portuguese Value Wines

  Portuguese Value Wines #1 Broadbent Vinho Verde Winemaker’s Notes Vinho Verde, the most popular white wine from Portugal, is a deliciously refreshing, light wine. “Verde”, meaning “Green” refers to the hints of lime color. It is an ideal warm weather wine, excellent for lunch and picnics, or an evening aperitif. It makes a brilliant…

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