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Wednesday Wine

It’s no secret that I am a big Burgundy fan. And within that region, one of the biggest and most famous Grand Crus is Corton Charlemagne. Terry was lucky enough  to recently attend a tasting of wines from an esteemedth estate.…
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Wednesday Wine

Last week we began our tour of Burgundy with Terry, starting in Paris and working our way down through Beaune and Volnay ending up in the marvelous town of Puligny Montrachet. Today we will commence the shorter half of our tour in the towns of the Cotes de Nuit.…
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Wednesday Wine

As it’s almost summer and some of you may be taking vacations abroad or planning them for the fall, Terry and I thought it would be interesting for you to see a wine trip through her, an expert’s, eyes. And what better region to visit than Burgundy.…
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Wednesday Wine (on Thursday)

As the beautiful weather seems to have arrived, we are thinking about what to drink for the approaching summer months. I think everyone is always looking for something new and fresh yet still worthy of our demanding desire for style and substance.  …
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Wednesday Wine

One of the most talked about topics currently circulating in the wine world is the new release of the successful 2006 Brunello. It is evidently the best vintage Italy has seen in many years. Considering that Brunello is one of the heavyweights in the Italian wine stable, this is indeed important news.…
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Wednesday Wine

I’m sure most of you have heard of the legendary Opus One. As you may know, it is a partnership between Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe De Rothschild. The venture started with a vintage in 1979 made jointly with Mouton Rothschild’s wine maker Lucienne Sionneau and Timothy Mondavi at the Mondavi winery.…
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Idyll in the Sun

As I am in Florida, I thought it would be nice to take a break from our regularly scheduled programming (both Wednesday Wines – which I hope to post Thursday – and my coverage of the AD Home Show, which will continue next week).…
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The Ravishing Rhone

I am excited today to talk about one of my favorite French wine regions – the Rhone Valley. And within that region, Terry takes us to one of my very favorite wineries, Guigal. I’ve long been a fan of their lush, smooth, full bodied wines and have frequently featured them at important occasions.…
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Wednesday Wine

Uruguay is fast becoming the new winter vacation destination. And Punta del Este is the spot to be – it’s the Riviera of the south. An hour and a half by car from capital Montevideo, it offers twenty miles of pristine beaches and since their summer season extends from December to March, it’s the ideal location for us northerners.…
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Wednesday Wine

At this point I think it is safe to say that we are all craving spring. So try not to be too envious that Terry, our wine expert, is reporting this week from the sunny Caribbean. Go ahead Terry, make us sigh.…
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