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Bordeaux Wine Magazine Update

Bordeaux-lovers all over the world. The "real" Gilet Jaunes are a peaceful movement A Personal Note From Ronald, France has not been at its quiets lately, to say the least. Living in France is great but it is not always sunshine, lollypop and roses. In these weeks leading up to the Holiday season we see […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

Domaine Pierre Giraud-Premices-Grenache-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-France-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of black cherry and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied CDP with black cherry, raspberry, licorice and spice on finish, still young.          RP-92          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                             Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 643-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paicines-Central Coast-California-2015-14.1% Alcohol-$16.15-A nose of black cherry and some spices, dark […]

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S.C. Chateau Le Fournas Bernadotte-Grand Vin-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Haut-Medoc-France-2009-13.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend with black currant, plum, licorice and spice on finish, was very good.          RP-89          WS-87          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                    Michael David Winery-Petite Petite-Petite Sirah-Petite […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

CHAMPAGNE MASTER-LEVEL ONLINE NEW & ENRICHED EDITION! Launches January 21st, 2019 Master Champagne, one of the strongest territorial wine brands in the world! Study the wines of Champagne through this in-depth certificate program, designed for the wine trade & all committed students of wine Learn from a prestigious panel of experts & masterful instructors with […]

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                            Yates Family Vineyard-Sisters-Mt. Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2013-15.1% Alcohol-$48.99-A bold nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, not quite sure varieties but would guess Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and maybe Cabernet Franc, with blackberry, blueberry, very long finish of chocolate and spices, a delicious bottle of wine.          […]

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Wine Scholar Guild Update

CHAMPAGNE MASTER-LEVEL ONLINE NEW & ENRICHED EDITION! Launches January 21st, 2019 Master Champagne, one of the strongest territorial wine brands in the world! Study the wines of Champagne through this in-depth certificate program, designed for the wine trade & all committed students of wine Learn from a prestigious panel of experts & masterful instructors with […]

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                                  Columbia Crest Winery-Grand Estates-Cabernet Sauvignon-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$9.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied, with black cherry,  plum, vanilla and spice on finish, a very good QPR.          WS-88          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. M. Doudet-Naudin-Chardonnay-2015-France-2015-13.0% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose of some citrus and some spice, medium golden […]

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                              Kosta Browne Wines-Pinot Noir-Russian River Valley-California-2010-14.6% Alcohol–$52.00-A nose of cherries and spice, medium amber in color.   A medium to full bodied Pinot, with blueberry, black cherry,  some acidity and spice on finish, very good, drink now.          RP-90           WS-93          CR-91          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.          One Cork Bonus.             […]

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                              DC Flynt MW Selections-Kirkland Signature-Meritage-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Cabernet Franc-Malbec-Napa Valley-California-2015-14.9% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied kitchen sink red blend, with black cherry, plum, tar and some spice on finish, a very good value.          WS-89          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. […]

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      J.L. Chave Selection-Moncoeur-Grenache-Syrah-Cotes-Du-Rhone-France-2009-14.0% Alcohol-$20.50-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, good not great.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                      C.F.M. E.C. SPA-Belmondo-Pinot […]

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