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Fabulous Terroir and Impressive Wines: Mt. Veeder Appellation Tasting

I tasted a total of 57 wines from 23 Mount Veeder producers, yielding an unusually high average score for a large event for me of 90.3 points. The producers responsible for one or more wines that I rated 91 points or higher were Foyt Family, Jake-Ryan, Lagier Meredith, Mayacamas, Meadowcroft, Mt. Brave, O’Shaugnessy, Paratus, Random Ridge, Renteria, Robert Craig, Rubissow, Rudd, Spotted Owl, Veedercrest, Vinoce, Y Rousseau and Yates Family. Continue reading

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Slovenian Jewel: Batič Tasting with Miha Batič

This was an exciting tasting. The wines–whites from indigenous varietals, an orange wine, and reds from Bordeaux varietals–are not merely well made. They have something I can only describe as an energy to them, a special vitality that makes them eminently drinkable and fascinating, so much so that the experience has stayed with me throughout the week since the tasting. Continue reading

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Loire-Themed Euro Lunch: Huët, Chidaine, Clos Rougeard

This Loire-themed edition of our monthly Euro lunch was one of the most delightful yet. Not only did our wines show well, and we had a couple very interesting verticals, but the food, which was excellent as usual, also paired beautifully with each course. We can’t wait to do this theme again. Continue reading

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