Monthly Archives: July 2011

2009 White Burgundy Best Buys

The 2009 ripe fruit vintage in Burgundy produced Chardonnay wines with solid core flavors, good acidity and lovely concentration and balance. Here are a few excellent values to lookout for.

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WTOP Wine of the Week – Spanish Wine Values

This week on WTOP Radio’s Wine of the Week segement, I discuss some tasting and affordable new wines coming from an old winemaking country; Spain. Click here to listen to my recommendations

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What do Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina and Portugal all have in common? At one time or another, each of these wine-producing countries was considered the little darling of wines values. Well, today, there’s a new country in town. … Continue reading

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WTOP Wine of the Week – Mining Gold From The SF International Wine Competition

On this week’s Wine of the Week spot, I highlight three Double Gold winners from the prestigious San Francisco International Wine Competition. Click here to listen as I describe three of the best wines out of 4,100 entries

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Gold Medal Wines – The Winners of the 30th Annual San Francisco International Wine Competition

Looking for delicious wines at a reasonable price? Aren’t we all? Check out the Gold Medal winners from the 30th Annual San Francisco International Wine Competition. Many are under $25, all are scrumptious. Click here to see the top winners … Continue reading

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WTOP Radio Wine of the Week – Perfect Wines For the Hammock

It’s hot and I need a wine that I can kick back and relax with – whether I am swinging in a hammock at home or hanging out at the beach. I need a “summer” wine. The requisite summer wine … Continue reading

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Napa Valley’s Best Values

I have just returned from a whirl-wine tour out west where I spent three glorious days kicking around the wine-fantasy world of Napa Valley. After tasting that ranged in rpice from $15 to $500 a bottlem I thought I’d share … Continue reading

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Hello – Is Anyone Home At Fiola? Anyone? Bueller?

How many times should someone have to call a restaurant to book a LARGE party before they give up? Once? Twice? THREE TIMES??? How about an in-person visit? And no response… nada, nein, zip, zilch, goose egg.  Thus is the … Continue reading

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WTOP Wine of the Week – Red White and Sparkling Wines for the 4th of July

Wine has become a familiar site at backyard barbeques across the country. This weekend, try an assortment of red, white and sparkling wines as a way to declare your own independence this Fourth of July. As Benjamin Franklin put it, “Wine makes … Continue reading

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26th Wedding Anniversary

Cindy and I recently celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary, and, as we do each year, we opened a bottle of 1985 Lynch Bages. This lovely Pauillac shares the vintage year as our wedding, and we have been enjoying this tradition … Continue reading

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