Rose’ Season is Here…

We have an unbelievably long and cold winter, followed by a wet and sometimes way too long lasting spring. But now, summer has finally arrived, and nothing in the wine world better signals the arrival of summer than rose’! When we speak of rose’, we generally mean the drier, more European style, pinkish-hued wines.  Historically, pink wines were predominantly dry, until the White Zinfandel craze of the 1980s made pink synonymous with overly sweet in the mind of many wine drinkers.  Dry style rose’ has been making a comeback over the past decade or so, and it really hit full …
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Domaine Lafage – Superb Wine at a Superb Price

You often hear wine drinkers complaining that French wine is too expensive, and while this may be true when it comes to regions such as Bordeaux or Burgundy, the southern part of the country produces perhaps the best values of the wine world. Very often, when you pick up a bottle of southern French wine with an incredible rating and a very reasonable price tag, turn that bottle around and you’re likely to see the name Eric Solomon on the label. Legendary importer Eric Solomon founded European Cellars in 1989 and has been bringing stellar wines from Spain and France …
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Errazuriz Vineyards – New World made in Old World Style

When speaking of Old World and New World wine regions, the country of Chile almost always falls into the New World Category; though it might be difficult to explain that to the Errazuriz family, who have been making wine under the Errazuriz name for over 130 years! Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded the winery in 1870 a bit north of the city of Santiago, realizing early on the grape growing potential of the region.  Today, the company is owner and run by his descendant Eduordao Chadwick, the fifth generation of the family to be operating Errazuriz. Like any winery that been …
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