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La Métropole, Cuvée Classique 2010

La Métropole, Cuvée Classique 2010

La Metropole, Cuvée Classique 2010 This is a Pays d’Oc wine from the Languedoc that blends three classic southern Rhône grape varieties – Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier – along with a smidge of Chardonnay. As is always the case with these varieties the wine combines soft, sweet, fleshy fruit with a certain body and structure. Little custard notes on the nose join apricot and peach, with a nutty undertone. Check this...

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2004 Tom Eddy Meteor Vyd Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2004 Tom Eddy Meteor Vyd Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Tom Eddy is one of the grandfathers of California’s quality-wine movement. Entering the business in the mid ’70s after graduating from UC Davis’s enology department, he was part of the generation that showed the world that California could produce wines to rival those of the Old World. Tasting Note The 2004 Tom Eddy Meteor Vineyard is a densely colored, full-bodied wine. The extended bottle aging has clearly refined the...

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Wine Reviews

Wine Reviews

Check out the latest Wine Review websites here! ***The Telegraph *** ***Decanter*** ***Janice...

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How to pair Red & White wine with food

How to pair Red & White wine with food

LX.com’s Cecile Raubenheimer sits down for a wine pairing lesson from NYC restaurant Cru’s...

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2010 Primitivo del Tarantino, I Monili

2010 Primitivo del Tarantino, I Monili

Heralding from the Puglia region, the Primitivo grape has recently shown to be identical to California’s Zinfandel. What this wine doesn’t share in common with it’s North American cousin are very high tannin and alcohol levels. Displaying complex aromas of dark, plummy fruit and eucalyptus, the palate is juicy and rounded without being tannic or bitter. Extract...

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Brunello Di Montalcino

Brunello Di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is a red Italian wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, roughly translated as “nice dark one” in the local dialect. Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. is one of the most prestigious wines in Italy. Check this authentic Brunello di montalcino tasting...

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Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks then officially released for sale on the third Thursday of November. This “Beaujolais Day”, or “Beaujolais Nouveau Day” sees heavy marketing from the producers, with races to get the first bottles of the vintage to different...

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How to taste red wine-like a Pro

How to taste red wine-like a Pro

The colour of a red wine will give a clue as to the age of the wine. Many red wines start life as a deep purple colour, sometimes almost opaque. With time, however, the wines lose this youthful intensity, and begin to take on a paler, tawny, brick red hue. Initially this appears at the rim of the wine, but as the years go by the whole wine will take on this colour, fading to a brick red or...

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Château Cheval Blanc

Château Cheval Blanc

Château Cheval Blanc (French for “Castle White Horse”), is a wine producer in Saint-Émilion in the Bordeaux wine region of France. Its wine is one of only two to receive the highest rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) status in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine of 1955, along with Château Ausone. The estate’s second wine is named Le Petit...

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Château Haut-Brion

Château Haut-Brion

After falling into a state of disrepair the estate was purchased in 1935 by Clarence Dillon, an American financier, since when it has enjoyed a steady and continual resurgence to a position of pre-eminence. Vines have been cultivated here for at least six centuries, in a vineyard once surrounded by pasture and parkland, now by suburban houses. Despite the encroaching reality of the 21st century, within the walls of the Haut-Brion there lies...

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Château Pétrus

Château Pétrus

Pétrus is a Bordeaux wine estate located in the Pomerol appellation near its eastern border to Saint-Émilion. An estate of limited size, it produces a limited production red wine almost entirely from Merlot grapes, on occasion with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, and produces no second wine. The estate belongs to the family of the Libourne wine merchant JP...

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Château La tour

Château La tour

Château Latour is a French wine estate, rated as a First Growth under the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Latour lies at the very southeastern tip of the commune of Pauillac in the Médoc region to the north-west of Bordeaux, at its border with Saint-Julien, and only a few hundred metres from the banks of the Gironde estuary. The estate produces three red wines in all. In addition to its Grand vin, Latour has also produced...

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Château Le Pin

Château Le Pin

Château Le Pin, or simply Le Pin, is an unclassed Bordeaux wine from the appellation Pomerol. The unusually small estate is located on the Right Bank of France’s Gironde estuary in the commune of Pomerol near the hamlet of Catusseau, and its wine is periodically one of the world’s most expensive red...

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Bull’s Blood Wine

Bull’s Blood Wine

Bull’s Blood wine enjoys one of the richest traditions in all of wine making. The story begins in the small towm of Eger, Hungary. The town of Eger is noted in history for withstanding a heavy siege by the Turks in 1552 – when legends became rife about Bull’s Blood. Budapest!...

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Barbera

Barbera

Barbera is a red Italian wine grape variety that  was the third most-planted red grape variety in Italy (after Sangiovese andMontepulciano) or maybe...

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Grenache

Grenache

Grenache is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world. Grenache is the dominant variety in most Southern Rhône wines, especially in Châteauneuf-du-Pape where it is typically over 80% of the blend. The Greache...

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Tempranillo

Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a variety of black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain’s noble grape The facts The...

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Red Red Wine

Red Red Wine

“Red Red Wine” was originally recorded by Neil Diamond, that was then covered by Tony Tribe, and more famously by British reggae...

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climates from Canada’s Okanagan Valley to Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognized through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. From France, the grape...

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Airedale

Airedale

New Zealand Farmhouse, semi-hard cheese made from cow’s milk.  Special red cheese “paint” conceals its deep sun yellow center and encourages the cheese to develop a real depth of flavor. Fruity when young, it becomes full-bodied, with an onion aroma and memorable savory aftertaste. Aged Airedale has a full bodied flavor profile with a strong to sharp finish that intensifies with maturity.

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