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Harvey Steiman

December 2009

Terroir and Minerality
Clearing up some confusion, if we can
Posted: Dec 28, 2009 11:57am ET

Terroir and minerality are two important aspects of wine. But are they flavors or concepts? Or both? Why is this so confusing?

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Another Opening, Another Show
Gargantuan development finally opens in Las Vegas
Posted: Dec 21, 2009 12:54pm ET
City Center opens in Las Vegas with four hotels and a slew of new restaurants with big-name chefs attached. Herewith, some questions that time will answer.
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When the Cork Goes Bad on Long-Cellared Wine
Must we write it off as our loss, and not the winery’s?
Posted: Dec 14, 2009 11:54am ET
After opening a well-aged wine with a tainted cork, Wine Spectator editor at large Harvey Steiman asks how much incentive do top wineries really have to switch to something other than cork?
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A Great Bottle to Celebrate, and a Dud
1990 Gaja Barbaresco goes one-for-two, but triumphs in a comeback
Posted: Dec 8, 2009 11:57am ET

Wine Spectator editor at large Harvey Steiman wonders if he won or lost when only one out of two old, treasured bottles of Gaja Barbaresco 1990 from his cellar came through for a special occasion.

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A Vote for 2007 in Washington
Andrew Will wines show what’s special about the vintage
Posted: Dec 2, 2009 2:33pm ET

Although vintage variations are not as wide in Washington as they can be elsewhere, vintners like 2007 because the wines have impressive structure that carry the flavors. Chris Camarda of Andrew Will offers tastes and comments.

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