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James Molesworth

April 2009

From Stellenboech to Cote-Rottie: Wine List Pet Peeves
Posted: Apr 20, 2009 10:27am ET
Whew! We’re finished. The last of the entries to our 2009 Restaurant Awards Program have been judged. It’s a process that takes a handful of us several weeks to work through (with kudos to Nathan Wesley, who administers the program) as we comb through the several hundred new entries we receive each year.
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The Rhône 2007: Mostly Good News
Posted: Apr 14, 2009 12:20pm ET
It's now been a few weeks since I made my annual pre-spring trip through France’s Rhône region , tasting wines from nearly four dozen domaines during a 10-day stretch. Based on that trip, as well as the dozens of bottled wines I've tasted since I've been back in the office, I can report that it’s a mix of good and bad news right now.
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A Sit Down with Laura Catena
Posted: Apr 3, 2009 9:57am ET
I recently sat down with Laura Catena, the vice-president of Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata winery (where she works with her father, Nicolás Catena) as well as owner of her own Luca winery. The topic: aging wines.
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All-Star Team of Fred Franzia and Michel Rolland Form Joint Venture to Produce a New Rosé for $1
Posted: Apr 1, 2009 9:00am ET
California vintner Fred Franzia and renowned Bordeaux-based enologist Michel Rolland have announced a new joint venture, a rosé that will retail for just $1 per bottle, using a new grape variety called Caberose.
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