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Wine Scholar Guild Update

DON’T MISS OUR NEXT MEMBER WEBINAR! READY TO BECOME A MASTER OF WINE? A dive into the MW Journey with Olivier CHAPMAN The Wine Scholar Guild welcomes the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) for a webinar presenting an introduction to the IMW and the Masters of Wine (MW) study programme to WSG members as […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                             Betz Family Winery-Clos De Betz-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Redmond-Washington State-2011-14.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and spice on finish, was very good, drink now.          RP-91          WS-90          WE-93          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                          Domaine Roger […]

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                             Chateau La Tour Blanche-Sauternes-Grand Vin De Bordeaux-France-2009-14.0% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of sweet honey, golden in color.  A medium bodied desert wine, with honey, lemon, rich oily acidity, light on finish, a very good valued Sauternes.       RP-93          WS-92          WE-95          CR-90          Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.                         Bodegas Fabre S.A.-Fabre Montmayou-Malbec-Reserva-Mendoza-Argentina-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$11.94-A nose of […]

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                       Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Petite Sirah-Alicante-Bouschet-Grand Noir-Rossi Ranch-Sonoma County-Sonoma Valley-California-2015-15.4% Alcohol-$39.00-A nose of bold sweet black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full bodied  Zin, with black cherry and smoky peppery flavors, jammy with a long finish, needs to be decanted.   Always good every year.           RP-90-92          WS-92          WE-93          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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Domaine De La Janasse-Terre d’ Argile-Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre-Cotes Du Rhone Villages-France-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied GSM, with plum, raspberry, licorice and spice on a bit uneven finish.          RP-89          WS-87          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                            Joseph Carr-Josh-Sauvignon Blanc-North Coast-California-2017-13.5% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose of citrus […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

NEW ON OUR BLOG ! PODCAST |  Pascaline LEPELTIER, MS, MOF on the Loire, MOF, Pét-Nats & so much more… Pascaline Lepeltier is the first & only woman both Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) sommelier & Best Sommelier in France 2018! Interviewed by Valérie CARUSO She talks about the honor of winning the MOF competition,Pét-Nats, […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                      Domaine Paul Autard-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-Grenache-Syrah-Cinsault-Mourvedre-Muscardin-Counoise-Vaucluse-France-2007-14.5% Alcohol-$32.99-A nose of come cherry and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Red Rhone blend, with black cherry, raspberry, dust and spice on finish.  A  bit past it’s peak, drink now.          RP-90          WS-93          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                           Michael and David Philips-7 Deadly Zins-Zinfandel-Old Vine-Lodi-California-2016-15.0% […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

LOIRE MASTER-LEVEL PROGRAM Launches September 23rd, 2019 ! Loire Valley Wines Study & Certification Program Dive into one of the most diverse wine regions in the world through this in-depth certificate program designed for the wine trade & all committed students of wine Study under lead-instructor Pascaline Lepeltier, MS, MOF, Loire valley expert & advocate […]

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                            Linne Calodo Cellars-Sticks And Stones-Grenache-Mourvedre-Syrah-Paso Robles-California-2012-15.8% Alcohol-$68.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A bold and smooth full bodied Rhone blend, with raspberry, cherry liquor, cola and spices, long finish, as always with all  LC wines a great blend.                 RP-95             WS-90          CR-91              Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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Bordeaux Wine Experience

A fun Masterclass on Grand Cru tasting kicks off our Bordeaux Wine Tours A Personal Note From Ronald, We are right in the middle of our Spring Bordeaux Wine Tours and I just wanted to share with you the great fun we’re having. And more importantly: our guest are having a ball as well. We […]

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