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Clos du Chateau: or, The Continuing Joy of Chardonnay

While white wine drinkers have certainly broadened their horizons over the years, they would be remiss to turn their collective backs on the one that started it all: Chardonnay. Though it has been used in questionable ways, when grown on the golden slopes of Burgundy, Chardonnay can still produce some......
Chrystal Clifton's Botasea; Credit: Palmina Wines

It's Spring, Which Means It's Time To Drink Botasea

Now that the spring sun has finally fought back the rainclouds we turn our attention to warm weather wines. While there is an endless supply of refreshing options nothing screams "light the barbecue" quite like rose'. Though southern France seems to claim a trademark on the category, pink wine is......
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Riesling in a Box: NOT What You Drank in High School

What better way to 'de-mystify' wine then to eliminate stuffy corks and capsules and serve it from a spigot? These days, savvy wine consumers are demanding higher quality but want to spend less to get it. Fine winemakers are looking for affordable ways to get it to them but are......

Mount Etna: Great Wine From Europe's Largest Active Volcano

Think of Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, and you likely do not think of flowing wine. Flowing lava maybe. But some of the best red wines in Europe are being produced in that most unusual and extreme of locales. To the ancient Greeks, eastern Sicily's Mount Etna......

Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé: Today is Beaujolais Noveau Day

As we speak, boatloads of Beaujolais "Nouveau" are hitting our shores. A marketing ploy concocted decades ago to promote Beaujolais around the world, the wine is released annually on the third Thursday of November, which is today. Beaujolais is produced from Gamay grapes that were hanging on the vine only......
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