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Monthly Archives: January 2013

  • Don’s January Collector’s Series Top Picks

    With Rhône wines on my mind and a plethora of splendid wines from the Rhône Valley from which to choose, my first Top Pick this month is a no brainer.  Domaine du Vieux Lazaret’s 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape covets the first spot.  It’s a wonderful Châteauneuf-du-Pape from an outstanding vintage.  Enjoy it now or lay it away Read More

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  • Don’s January Premier Series Top Picks

    It’s a new year with a whole new set of wines from which to choose!  Decisions, decisions.  This month’s Premier Series features represent outstanding quality and value across the board, but preferences being what they are my first Top Pick goes to Errazuriz’s excellent 2011 Estate Reserva Carmenère.  The wine is top notch, and I Read More

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  • The Rhône Valley

    The Rhône Valley of France has for many years been one of my favorite wine destinations.  The swift flowing Rhône cuts a fine swath as it descends from the Alps to the Mediterranean.  The region’s physical beauty and luminous light are legendary, and within sight of the Rhône lay some of the finest vineyards and Read More

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