CSW Like Me

m a CSW. There, I’ve said it. Certified Specialist of Wine. I am a member of a group that represents the most knowledgeable among us when it comes to wine....

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The Jetty - Guildford

Neal Martin keeps it local with a trip to a recently opened branch of "The Jetty"...

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12 High-Scoring Argentinian Wines for Less than $100

I sifted through Luis Gutiérrez' Argentina report and pulled out the wines that have scored 95 points or higher, while still costing $100 or less. How's that for a bargain?...

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Top 10 Wines from Chianti Classico in Issue 228

In recently perusing our latest Issue 228, I was drawn to Monica Larner's Chianti Classico report. With more than 220 wines, there are plenty of excellent options from which to...

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California Girl Goes to Italy: An Overview of Milano, Genova, Cinque Terre and Alba

On a recent trip to Italy, I visited the cities of Milano, Genova and Alba, with a day-trip to Cinque Terre. Among these four destinations, I visited countless cafés, bars...

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Written in the Sky: A Wine Dream Across Generations

Thomson favors Italian grape varieties and makes astoundingly good Barbera and Nebbiolo under her own label. She employs Old-World methods in the cellar, including extended aging in 600-liter casks for...

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Martín Berasategui

Neal Martin explores one of the culinary institutions of Northern Spain with a novel way of delivering food to your plate....

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Top-Rated 2015s from the Southern Rhône

Here are the top-rated 2015s from my most recent Southern Rhône report in Issue 228, listed by appellation....

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Studying Ampelography in Napa Valley

Ampelography is the identification and classification of grape vines. You may be wondering why identifying and classifying grapevines is important. Without it, you simply cannot tell from the grape itself...

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Retsina: Can We Never Mention It Again?

I wrote a version of this diatribe on a tasting note once, but that was too easy to miss and really too long for inclusion in a tasting note. So,...

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