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           Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 534-Cabernet Sauvignon-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2014-14.2% Alcohol-$16.15-A nose of black cherry and some spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, dust and spice on finish, a very good value.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats,chicken, pasta. TR Wines-MasterChef-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2016-13.9% Alcohol-$14.00-A nose of some dark fruit […]

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                              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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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                          Linne Calodo Cellars-Screwball-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2007-15.4% Alcohol-$58.00-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend with blackberries, black cherry, bacon and minerals with a spiced finish.  A bit past it’s peak, drink now.                RP-94              WS-90               CR-91               Good with meats, chicken, pasta. One Cork Bonus.   Hutchinson […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

  Vina Robles-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2015-13.7% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab with blackberry, black cherry, some cocoa and spice on finish, a decent value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Winery Los Toneles Inv N B-70417-Tonel 78-Barrel Select-Malbec-Bonarda-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-14.0% Alcohol-$12.11-A nose of some […]

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    Proviva S.R.L.-Maipe-Chakana Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Reserve-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark black in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, berry, plum,  smoke and spice on finish.  A very good QPR.          RP-86          WS-87          WE-88          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 559-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2015-15.3% Alcohol-$11.05-A nose of dark […]

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Matter of Taste Wine Event

    New York 2018 Matter of Taste 10 November 2018 Conrad New York 102 North End Ave Founded in 1978 by Robert M. Parker, Jr., in 2018 Robert Parker Wine Advocate celebrates 40 years of unparalleled, unbiased, expert and comprehensive wine criticism. To mark this very special occasion, on Saturday, November 10, 2018, we’re […]

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Ribera Y Rueda Wine Update

The 52 Places Traveler: Feeling Like an Insider, Finally, in Spain Wow! We are beyond excited that Ribera del Duero was named one of The New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2018. From wines to vineyards to tours to tapas, check out this article to see why the region of Ribera del Duero […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      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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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                  Yates Family Vineyard-Alden Perry Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.9% Alcohol-$52.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black currants, rich and layered, dark chocolate and spice on long finish.  A delicious bottle of wine, drink now.          NR         CR-91          Good with steak, […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Valdez Family Winery-Ulises Valdez-Zinfandel-Sonoma County-California-2012-14.8% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, blueberry, vanilla, spices and pepper on finish. A very good QPR at reduced price.          WS-88           WE-90          CR-89           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.               […]

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Sine Qua Non Update

Dear Wine Lover~        It is always, always, always exciting when new wines are to be released and offered up. Finally, the treats we have worked on for years get out there into the world and into the glasses of many delightful and deeply appreciated folks. But there is always one downright hideous aspect to […]

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