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Sokolin Blogs

Get to know the expert team of Sokolin wine specialists through our series of blogs that will keep you updated and informed on what’s happening in the wine world. Visit regularly to read about what our experts are drinking now as they swirl, sniff and sip at industry events, private tastings and even as they dine with family and friends.

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Apr
14

2010 Cowhorn Syrah 58If Oregon Syrah isn’t at the top of your list when deciding which cork to pop, one taste of the 2010 Cowhorn Syrah 58 may change that! Bill and Barbara Steele produce top-rate Rhone varietal on the only certified organic and biodynamic winery in Southern Oregon.

After purchasing an abandoned farm in ...

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Mar
24

Poderi Castellare di CastellinaThe purity of Cabernet Sauvignon – that is what Poderi Castellare di Castellina strives to bottle with their Coniale.

Located on the hills of a natural amphitheater in the heart of Chianti Classico, their vineyard produces Sangioveto (the noble native version of Sangiovese) for three levels of Chiant...

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Feb
17

2010 Vie di Romans Sauvignon Blanc PiereIf the snow and ice of January and February have you dreaming of all things summer – like the light, white wines we associate with warm weather, sun and fun – consider a wine from Friuli! It is a region in Italy’s northeast corner bordering Austria and Slovenia known for the wide array of white wine...

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Feb
11

2010 Snowden Merlot

Let’s face it, this winter has been a rough one for most of us throughout the country and unless you plan on hitting the slopes, you’re probably sick of the snow.  Like me though, you probably try to enjoy your time huddled inside with some bottles of red wine.  And I couldn’t think of a more approp...

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Feb
04

2010 Claude Dugat Bourgogne RougeThe 2010 Claude Dugat Bourgogne Rouge has all the prerequisites to be a great wine.  It is made by a long-time and well-known Burgundy producer, and it is of the sought-after 2010 vintage.

The 2010 Burgundy vintage yielded a small production, and it was given grand reviews. 

Antonio Galloni from Vinou...

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Jan
30

2000 Fombrauge Straight from the largest vineyard in St. Emilion comes this stunning bottle of 2000 Fombrauge that I recently had the pleasure of tasting with several close friends.  Immediately after opening it, I knew that we had an amazing bottle of Bordeaux on our hands. 

A lighter wine with an oaky and sweet m...

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Jan
21

2011 Verget Macon Vergisson La Roche

As we reach the end of January, I find myself really looking forward to and dreaming of spring.  It’s inevitable with the passing of the holidays, and I’m sure most people like myself are ready to say goodbye to winter and welcome to the next season.  With that always comes the shift from drinking b...

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Jan
08

2009 Bordeaux Value Made at Rauzan-SeglaWe just checked a magical 2009 Bordeaux into stock that is made at the legendary second growth producer, Rauzan-Segla in Margaux. This wine has been created exclusively for Sokolin with a price of only $29.95 per bottle!

I had been very anxious to taste it because the 2009 vintage is one of Bordeaux’...

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Dec
30

Migliara - the Cortona CruTuscany is the spiritual center of Sangiovese and the home to a handful of other indigenous varietals. It is also one of the first areas in Italy where wineries began to work strongly with international varietals, giving birth to the phrase Super Tuscan. With this spirit in mind, in 1988, Massimo d’...

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Dec
06

An Amazing Bubbly for the Holidays!

‘Tis the season to share some bubbly, and this Grower Champagne by Vilmart is perfect to share at just $64.95. With such a creamy texture and long finish, your guests will assume that they are drinking a bottle that costs 3-4X the price!

Vilmart & Cie has been in the Champagne business since the late...

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