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This past week I had the great pleasure of celebrating my lovely daughter’s graduation from high school. The weather was pristine and all 422 students were assembled outside for commencement. Needless to say, it was a proud moment for me. My youngest has blossomed into a beautiful, strong and incredibly savvy young lady. Our entire family gathered to celebrate. Being a balmy 100 degrees that day, I wanted to bring a few bottles of white wine to celebrate the moment. The highlight of the day was the 2010 Vincent Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet Les Caillerets. Superb minerality, impeccable balance...

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With summer finally here, I’m constantly getting asked by my customers if I can recommend a good Chardonnay. Usually, my next question has to do with what style they prefer, and the majority of the customers responses are ‘not too oaky’ and ‘on the dryer side.’ My first go-to recommendation is a Chablis! What I’ve realized though is that many aren’t aware that it’s produced from the Chardonnay grape. Actually, many connoisseurs and critics believe it’s the truest form of Chardonnay due to the cooler climate of the region and on average, they use much less influence of oak than other regions th...

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I would always hear stories of the famed Tua Rita Redigaffi, with its cult like following after the 100 point score from Wine Spectator in 1997. So recently when given the opportunity to have their flagship wine, the 2007 Giusto di Notri, I knew I was in for a treat. 

In 1984, Rita Tua and her husband Virgilio Bisti purchased the estate and began planting Bordeaux varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The original plantings of about seven acres were sold off and used in another famed winery of Maremma, Sassicaia. That is until 1992, when they started bottling under their own...

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As I sit here sipping on a glass of Alain Voge’s 2012 Cornas Les Vieilles Vignes, I can’t stop thinking about a smorgasbord of steak selections on the grill: marinated flanks, seasoned skirts, sexy strips, a thick ol’ rib eye, and since we’re talking syrah, throw in some lamb chops! I mean, there are a number of varietals that go well with meat, but when it comes to the char of flesh and fat, syrah is the choice for me. And with Memorial Day just behind us, now is the prime time of the year for these pairings on the grill. 

When it comes to Old World Syrah, the Northern Rhone is as classic as i...

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Roth Cabernet In the rolling hills of the Alexander Valley, you will find the home of a wonderful estate that my most recent bottle to blog about calls home.  Roth Estate Winery, owned by Leslie Mead Renaud, was founded in 2001 with the purpose of producing Bordeaux varietals. A decade later, Leslie is producing a fine Cabernet, with production just fewer than 10,000 cases, that I had the pleasure of tasting. 

The terroir consists of volcanic-based soil that gives character to the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that grow on the Sonoma Coast estate.   Roth is known for producing concentrated and complex wines,...

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It didn’t take long for Ryan Deovlet to make a name for himself. He started his own winery in 2008 after cutting his teeth with the likes of Stephen Dooley, David Ramey, Paul Hobbs and Stephen Ross. His experience also includes a year in New Zealand and Australia, taking a hands-on approach in the vineyard including a harvest at Turramurra Estate. By 2012, Antonio Galloni was already referring to him as “one of the most exciting young winemakers in the Central Coast” and his 2009s and 2010s were all considered terrific, both the Chardonnays and the Pinot Noirs. Galloni also stated that “Reader...

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So being invited to dinner to your daughter’s best friend’s parents’ house (that’s a mouthful) can be a bit harrowing. First thing that comes to my mind is, “Can they cook? LOL. Second, do they even like wine? Thankfully, in this case, I had met them a handful of times already so I felt comfortable on both counts. Dinner was casual and comfortable, just the way I like it. 

We started the evening with a great glass of Bourbon, huddling around the kitchen to bear witness to Kass’ culinary expertise. She made a wonderful shrimp jambalaya that was just divine and thankfully paired great with a bott...

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When thinking about white wine from France, most of the time you think of Burgundy or Loire, not necessarily Bordeaux. So when I had the opportunity to try a white wine from the Pessac Leognan region of Graves in Bordeaux, which has the famous first growth Haut Brion, there was no hesitation. 

It wasn’t until 1987 that Pessac Leognan even became its own appellation; before that, a wine would just be considered to be from Graves. As an appellation, it produces about 10% of all Bordeaux white wine made for the entire region. There are two main grapes used in the production of white wine in this r...

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Billecart-Salmon Brut RoseI completely agree with the above statement, as it’s been one of my favorites from the beginning. Billecart-Salmon is a relatively small Champagne house so it tends to fly under the radar. However, their Rose does have a cult following with wine aficionados & sommeliers. Their house style is more about freshness & elegance as opposed to a richer, fuller style.

Billecart-Salmon was founded in 1818 when Nicolas Francois Billecart married Elisabeth Salmon. Nicolas, at the time was practicing law, but afterwards he decided to take over the family wine estate & thus Billecart-Salmon was born. It no...

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Could you live on bread, cheese and wine? I have always thought that I could, so on a rainy weekend when I was the only one home and cooking seemed superfluous, I put that theory to the test. Add a classic book that I decided to re-read (the release of the author’s only other book is imminent), and I had the recipe for a blissful two days. 

Since the bread I selected was an artisan focaccia accented with fresh herbs, I searched my collection for a great Italian wine. Though Tuscany and Piedmont always offer solid performers, I decided to take a southern turn on the map and head toward Sicily an...

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