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James Molesworth

May 2006

A Sit Down with Concha y Toro...
Posted: May 26, 2006 9:08am ET
Concha y Toro is big – millions of cases big. But the winery is also committed to quality. Its Casa Concha line offers terrific value, while its higher-end wines are impressive. I sat down with one of the family owners, Isabel Guilisasti, and one of the winemakers, Ignacio Recabarren.
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Great Wine With Simple Food
Posted: May 23, 2006 11:37am ET
This past Saturday night in Myrtle Beach, my buddies and I were in the middle of a crazy golf trip. We’d just played four rounds of golf in two days (we'd go on to play a fifth the next day) under a bright sun, interrupted by a half day of cold rain and wind (which we played through).
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A Sit Down with Thierry Germain...
Posted: May 19, 2006 9:00am ET
I met with Thierry Germain this week, who is on his first-ever trip to the U.S. Germain, 38, has turned his Domaine des Roches Neuves , located in Saumur-Champigny, into a benchmark estate for Loire Valley reds.
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Huët 101
Posted: May 17, 2006 8:15am ET
Wine geeks and insiders know the Vouvrays of S.A. Huët well. Alas, limited distribution, combined with the under-the-radar profile of Loire Valley Chenin Blanc, means they are often overlooked by the general wine loving public.
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A Cold War in the Wine World
Posted: May 12, 2006 1:36pm ET
I recently read a story by Stephen Yafa on The San Francisco Chronicle website. The story was an interesting interview with four San Francisco-based sommeliers and their opinions on how to order wine in a restaurant.
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A Sit Down with Achával-Ferrer...
Posted: May 11, 2006 11:03am ET
The other day I sat down with Santiago Achával, owner of Argentina’s Achával-Ferrer, to taste a few samples of his 2005s. The wines are settling in tanks and are slated for bottling in the coming weeks.
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"Tip Me. I Poured The Damn Wine!"
Posted: May 7, 2006 12:31am ET
What a coincidence, that with all the back and forth on tipping on wine , that I would have a so-so wine experience at dinner this week. Normally my wife and I (both of us have worked in the restaurant industry previously) always tip 20 percent on food and wine (pre-tax).
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A Small Fish In The Big Corporate Pond...
Posted: May 4, 2006 4:21pm ET
Running a winery isn’t easy, especially when quality is your goal. It’s even more difficult coming in mid-stream and trying to effect change at a winery with a lackluster history. That’s the mountain that Juan Marco, 34, is attempting to climb at Argentina’s Navarro Correas.
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My Wine Draft ...
Posted: May 2, 2006 1:31pm ET
With the NFL draft a slowly fading memory (I’m still trying to figure out why my Jets drafted down with Chad Jackson and LenDale White still on the board) I thought I’d try my hand at a “wine draft.
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A Winemaker in Charge of PR...
Posted: May 1, 2006 1:32pm ET
Winemaker Susana Balbo (who along with her husband, viticulturalist Pedro Marchesvky, owns Dominio del Plata in Argentina) has taken over as president of Wines of Argentina, the trade organization which handles public relations for Argentine wineries.
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