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Best Port Wines to Start a Wine Wardrobe

Best Port Wines to Start a Wine Wardrobe

Harvest time in the Douro Valley, Portugal Best Port Wines to Start a Wine Wardrobe (Wine Wardrobe – Starting a Wine Cellar Part IV) Read “Wine Wardrobe – Starting a Wine Cellar” Part I HERE, Part II HERE, Part III HERE It’s that time of the year already.  The time when we dig out the winter clothes, or at least(…)

Wine Destinations: Tucumán, Argentina

Wine Destinations: Tucumán, Argentina

Wine Destinations:  Tucumán, Argentina There are probably some of you who read the title with a puzzled expression on your face.  And, that’s okay, because until recently, this would not have been considered a wine region.  Tucumán is located in the northwest of Argentina and is the smallest province in the country.  Its name is(…)

10 Things You Need to Know About Pinot Grigio

10 Things You Need to Know About Pinot Grigio

10 Things You Need to Know About Pinot Grigio Summer days are numbered, but that doesn’t mean you have to get in gear for autumn yet.  There are plenty remaining days for soaking up the sun, lounging by the pool, barbecue dinners on the deck, and late summer picnics.  Not so long ago, on the first(…)

Christie’s Launches Signature Cellars Online Auctions

Christie’s Launches Signature Cellars Online Auctions

Get online for fine, fine wine August 6th is set to be a huge day in both the wine and art business industries. This day will see Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, auction off the Signature Cellars collection of fine and rare wines – the first online-exclusive sale of its kind. Described as “a(…)

Perrier-Jouët Unveils “Belle Epoque Florale Edition” by Makoto Azuma

Perrier-Jouët Unveils “Belle Epoque Florale Edition” by Makoto Azuma

A new Epoque for Champagne A hundred and ten years of champagne history has been rewritten with Perrier-Jouët’s latest product launch. The “Belle Epoque Florale Edition by Makoto Azuma” unveiled on July 12th represents the first designed limited edition of Belle Epoque since Emile Gallé in 1902. A renowned Japanese floral artist, Azuma’s latest design(…)

Best Red Wines to Start a Wine Wardrobe

Best Red Wines to Start a Wine Wardrobe

Best Red Wines to Start a Wine Wardrobe  (Wine Wardrobe – Starting a Wine Cellar Part III)  Read “Wine Wardrobe – Starting a Wine Cellar Part I” HERE, and Part II HERE. So this may be a seasonal, vintage type wardrobe, but that is the world of wine. Just as you need the seasonal fall boots, you need(…)

Veuve Clicquot Releases La Grande Dame 2004

Veuve Clicquot Releases La Grande Dame 2004

Veuve Clicquot ends six year hiatus Not since the 1998 vintage had the champagne world seen anything like it. La Grande Dame has returned after a six year absence, more pure, fresh, light and creamy than ever before – at least according to producer Veuve Clicquot. The latest cuvee to be released by the champagne-maker(…)

Top 10 Champagnes in the World

Top 10 Champagnes in the World

Top 10 Champagnes in the World I am not sure why people do not pop a bottle of Champagne more than a couple of times a year. There has got to be more to celebrate in life than the coming of a new year, a birthday or an anniversary. Why not just pop a bottle(…)