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How Was It For You? 2016 Primeur, Part Two

Continuing on from yesterday, I examined the release prices of 2016s, took a peek at prices of recent vintages and came up with a list of wines that I would buy. (I also included an alternative vintage, if I sought a mature bottle ready to pop.) Readers should note that the real bargains are probably at the Cru Bourgeois level or satellite Right Bank appellations. The problem is that many are not actually sold en primeur or they are sold...

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How Was It For You? 2016 Primeur, Part One

The first part of this piece reflects upon the campaign itself and in the second part I re-examine my notes, select those I would consider buying and the reasons why....

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Wine Experts Reveal Their Ideal Father's Day Gifts

It's as if Mother's Day was yesterday, and now Father's Day draws near—the time is now to act on gift getting....

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Top 3 Musignys, According to Neal Martin

Readers beware: Due to its low production, a bottle can put a large dent in your wallet. Should the opportunity arise, check out Martin's favorites....

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8 Exceptional Amarones to Add to Your Wine Collection

One wine that shines particularly bright in the Veneto is the mighty Amarone where, “it is king,” made from only the best varietals in the region....

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7 Bargain Prosecco Superiores to Buy Now

Summer is right around the corner, so it’s time to stock up on some glorious sparklers. Get to know these seven Prosecco Superiores, all priced at $25 or less....

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Best Wines for Outdoor Grilling

Our reviewers are here to the rescue for all your summertime grill-session quaffs....

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Coming up in the End of May Interim Issue

In this month’s Interim Issue, Monica Larner leads the way with her Italian reporting, followed by a couple very exciting reports from Neal Martin, and a part three to top off Lisa Perrotti-Brown’s thorough New Zealand coverage....

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5 Outstanding Value Reds from the Languedoc

The Languedoc region in the south of France has long been known to wine industry insiders as a great appellation for value—you can often find quality wines for a fraction of the price compared to other French wine regions....

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