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South America, More Than Malbec

Malbec from Argentina has been all the rage in recent years, I dare say that it has become the “new Merlot,” if you can remember back to when that grape was the most popular of...

What’s Not To Like About Chardonnay?

Let’s discuss a grape that is responsible for a wider range of successful styles of dry wine than any other, from bright and crisp to full and creamy with all stops in between. This grape...

How To Find Values

We all like to save money and to obtain the most value for our dollar and purchasing wine is no different. One of my favorite phrases in this regard was penned by wine importer Kermit...

Dry Rosé, Perfect for Long Island

As sure a sign of spring as blooming crocuses is the arrival of rosé wine from last year’s harvest. It’s the start of a joyous time of year, as the weather starts to warm and...

Taking The Time To Enjoy Wine

Tasting and enjoying wine requires no special talent or tools other than a clean wine glass, an open mind and the willingness to pay attention. Let’s talk about the wine glass. The most important things...

Classic Pinot Noir 101

When the Paul Giamatti character Miles uttered the words, “If anyone orders merlot, I’m leaving, I’m NOT drinking any merlot!” in the 2004 movie Sideways, it changed the wine world forever. Merlot was ushered...
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