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March 31, 2015 Issue  :  News

Kosta Browne Changes Hands

Posted: March 31, 2015  By James Laube

March 31, 2015 Issue  :  Columns

South Africa Seeks Its Way

Posted: March 31, 2015  By James Laube

Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2015 Issue  :  Columns

The Curse of Bottle Variation

Posted: February 28, 2015  By James Laube

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Premiere Napa Valley Sale Brings in a Record $6 Million

Napa Valley Vintners' barrel tasting and auction sees strong demand for 2013 Cabernets

Posted: February 23, 2015  By James Laube

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

The Great Exchange

A strong dollar in the 1980s turned Bordeaux first-growths into steals for U.S. wine drinkers

Posted: February 20, 2015  By James Laube

There was a time when currency exchange rates created a bonanza for American wine drinkers. My first real exposure to the benefits of a strong dollar occurred in the mid-1980s, when the dollar bought the equivalent of 10 French francs. The fanciest of French wines became bargains for American wine drinkers.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

A Vertical Tasting of Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noirs

Seven vintages reveal how using stems and avoiding new oak create a distinctive style

Posted: February 11, 2015  By James Laube

WineSpectator.com members: Read James Laube's scores and tasting notes for 7 vintages of Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noirs.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Waste Not

Tax Season is prime time to examine your wine budget

Posted: February 9, 2015  By James Laube

I've kept track of most of my wine expenditures over the years for tax records, and I've come to see those costs in the light of the wines I didn't drink: Saving and wasting are connected. If you buy more wine than you drink and let bottles slide over the hill, that's wasted money.

News & Features  :  News

Brewer-Clifton Founders Sell Majority Share in Santa Barbara Winery

Investors buy 70 percent share; Greg Brewer says Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir and Chardonnay star won’t change

Posted: February 6, 2015  By James Laube

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

A Hit-and-Miss Vertical Tasting of Groth Cabernet Reserve

The best of 19 vintages of Napa Cabernet show the inconsistencies of weaker years

Posted: January 29, 2015  By James Laube

WineSpectator.com members: Read James Laube's scores and tasting notes for 19 vintages of Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Where the Great Whites Roam

A swim with South Africa's most notorious apex predator

Posted: January 28, 2015  By James Laube

Along with the mystical allure of safaris, shark-cage diving ranks high on any thrill-seeker's list. It's been on mine for many years, and while on vacation in South Africa, I finally got my chance.

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