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A Classy Italian Red Enlivens A New York Lunch

Girolamo Dorigo Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso Colli Orientali del Friuli Vigneto Montsclapade 2000

Posted: November 4, 2009  By James Laube

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A French White, 20 Years On

Prince Poniatowski Vouvray Clos Baudoin 1989

Posted: November 3, 2009  By Bruce Sanderson

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A California Zinfandel for Entertaining Rhône Winemakers

Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Cooke 2001

Posted: October 30, 2009  By James Molesworth

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

Reflections on the 2009 New York Wine Experience

A roundup of my favorites from a weekend of wine

Posted: October 27, 2009  By Bruce Sanderson

Bruce Sanderson selects highlights from more than 100 wines tasted at the 2009 New York Wine Experience.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

A Little of This, a Little of That

Random thoughts from the Grand Tastings

Posted: October 23, 2009  By Harvey Steiman

Standout wines to learn from at the New York Wine Experience.

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

Recent Tastings: Part I

An interesting group of wines tasted over the past few weeks

Posted: October 21, 2009  By Bruce Sanderson

Bruce Sanderson shares notes from some recent tastings of young and very special old wines.

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An Aged Petite Sirah Discovered in the Cellar

Markham Petite Sirah Napa Valley 1995

Posted: October 20, 2009  By James Laube

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Grand Old California Classics and a Failed First-Growth

Old Napa Cabernets shine but a cork fails an iconic bottle

Posted: October 8, 2009  By James Laube

I had the best 1960 BV Private Reserve I’ve ever had yesterday, along with a classic Heitz Martha's 1974 and a 1961 Inglenook Cask.

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A Champagne for a Special Occasion

Krug Brut Champagne 1988

Posted: September 30, 2009  By Thomas Matthews

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A Traditional Spanish Red at Its Best

La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Arana Reserva 1987

Posted: September 29, 2009  By James Molesworth

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Savoring a Classic 1961 Bordeaux

Haut-Brion still showing what made it a grand wine decades ago

Posted: September 16, 2009  By James Laube

James Laube tastes the 1961 Haut-Brion, a wine that had it all: The aromas were sublime, with mineral, pebble, tobacco, dried currant and a loamy, earthy herbal edge that turned to the cedar of a cigar box.

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A Classic Napa Cabernet that Gained in the Cellar

Portfolio Limited Edition Napa Valley 1999

Posted: September 16, 2009  By James Laube

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A California Cabernet Inspired by Great Bordeaux

Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Gravelly Meadow 1996

Posted: September 4, 2009  By James Laube

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

Krug: The Aristocrat of Champagnes

A preview of Krug's Clos d'Ambonnay 1996

Posted: September 3, 2009  By Bruce Sanderson

Bruce Sanderson tastes the second release of Krug's Blanc de Noirs Clos d'Ambonnay 1996 on a visit to Champagne.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Three Takes on One Shiraz

How tastes are seldom unanimous

Posted: August 28, 2009  By Harvey Steiman

Several pieces of conventional wisdom dashed while tasting Australian Shiraz and California Syrah: Aussie Shiraz is not necessarily the monster in the room. Brettanomyces does not kill a wine for everyone, even for excellent tasters. And even a steak likes a more balanced wine.

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

Recent Tasting Notes: Part I

Tasting notes from last weekend

Posted: August 28, 2009  By Bruce Sanderson

Bruce Sanderson shares his tasting notes of several outstanding wines from Burgundy, Austria, the Rhône, Piedmont, Champagne and Bordeaux

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A Unique French Red for a 50th Birthday Bash

Domaine de Trévallon Vin de Pays des Bouches du Rhône 1995

Posted: August 14, 2009  By Kim Marcus

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

An Evening of Champagne

Notes on a dozen bubblies, from mature vintages to new discoveries

Posted: August 3, 2009  By Bruce Sanderson

I was invited to a “bring your own bottle” Champagne dinner at Eleven Madison Park last week. It offered me the opportunity to taste more than a dozen interesting bubblies. They ranged from mature bottles of prestige cuvées from major houses to new and interesting labels from small growers.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

A Look Back at Penfolds Bin 389

Posted: July 29, 2009  By Harvey Steiman

Lately I have been getting interested in Australia’s progress with Cabernet Sauvignon. When Peter Gago, chief winemaker for Penfolds , offered to bring a few older wines when he came to visit this week, I suggested we focus on Cabernet.

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A Classic 1974 Napa Valley Cabernet

Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1974

Posted: July 17, 2009  By James Laube

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