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    Sarl Fracture-Grenache-Vin De Pays Des Cotes Catalanes-France-2011-15.9% Alcohol-$30.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red with blackberry, plum, smoke and spice, a bit artificial.          WS-88          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.             AZ.AGR Sordo Giovanni-Barolo-Castiglione Falletto-Italy-2012-14.0% Alcohol-$23.99-A nose of some […]

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                          B73118-Loscano Vineyards-Grand Reserve-Malbec-Lujan de Cuyo-Mendoza-Argentina-2015-14.8% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on long finish, needs a good decant.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.            Locations-I-1-Nero D’Avola-Negroamaro-Barbera-Sangiovese-Italy-NV-$10.08-A muted nose of […]

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    Marchetti Sergio-Fossacolle-Sangiovese-Brunello Di Montalcino-Italy-2004-15.0% Alcohol-$39.99-A nose of cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with plum, black cherry, licorice and spices on long finish, still needs a decant, very good.  In a great drinking zone.          RP-92          WS-93          WE-91          CR-93          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. […]

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    Bodegas Olivares S.L.-Altos De La Hoya-Monastrell-Garnacha-Old Vines-Jumilla-Spain-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$11.96-A nose of some muted dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice in finish, a bit uneven.          RP-90          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Azienda Agricola Andreola […]

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                     Azienda Orlando Abrigo-Barbaresco-Nebbiolo-Montersino-Italy-2005-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of cherry and spices, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with plum, black cherry, smoke and spice on long finish, elegant, drink now.          RP-92          WS-93          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.             Les Vignerons de […]

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-             The Last Wine Company-The Walking Dead-Blood Red Blend-Sonoma-California-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of some red fruits and some spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, could not find what the blend consisted of, black cherry, vanilla and spice, borderline skittles, label was better than the wine.          NR          […]

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Italian Wine Unplugged Grape By Grape

Italian Wine Unplugged also available in ebook format! After the launch of the paperback edition, Italian Wine Unplugged Grape by Grape is now also available in portable digital format on Amazon Kindle. The digital version is the ideal companion for wine lovers who travel from one Italian winery or region to the other and would […]

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    Aresti Chile Wines S.A.-Trisquel-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Petit Verdot-Colchagua-Chile-2013-14.0% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of balck cherry and some spice , dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, a good value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                               ICQ 1221-VR-Acinum-Corvina-Corvinone-Rondinella-Molinara-Oseleta-Valipolicella-Verona-Italy-2014-12.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose […]

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                               IT-VR/714-Tenute Salvaterra-Amarone Della Valpolicella-Classico-Italy-2008-15.0% Alcohol-24.99-A nose of cherry and some spices, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with,black cherry, raisin, tar and baking spices on finish, good not great.          WE-90          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.        Aresti Chile Wine, S.A.-Special Release-Reserva-Cabernet Sauvignon-Curico Valley-Chile-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose […]

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    Guicciardini Strozzi-Sodole-Sangiovese-Toscana-Italy-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of cherry and some spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red with black cherry, earth, licorice and spice on finish, easy drinking.          WS-89          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.        Ground Effect Wine Co-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Santa Ynez Valley-California-2014-14.5%  Alcohol-$17.49-A nose of dark fruits […]

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