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What We Have Been Drinking—8/25/2014

Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife. This past week, I have been up in Dry Creek Valley tasting a few wines, attending a couple of events. 922 more words

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2011 Hecht & Bannier Saint Chinian

Intense aromas of spice and pepper dominate the bouquet as the palate opens up to pronounced black currant flavours and sharp tannins. Finishes long. Quite enjoyable. 27 more words

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Central Coast – PASO ROBLES

Red Wine

54% Syrah; 22% Grenache; 13% Mourvedre; 11% Zinfandel

you know who you are

intensely rich

velvety smooth…

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Chateau Pradeaux, Bandol AOP, Provence, France 2007, 14.5% abv, US$45.95

Mention Provence and most people conjure up images of the sparkling azure waters of the Mediterranean, olive trees and pink wines.  In this case, the pictures are accurate – except for the wine.   294 more words

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2011 Domaine Bella vista La Cuvee d'Ava Cotes du Roussillon

A big, diverse bouquet of flowers, plums and spices is supported by lingering flavours of vanilla, mushroom, earth and blackberry. Not bad! Great value at $15.95. 27 more words

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2012 Tessellae Carignan Old Vines Cotes du Roussillon

A full-bodied and relatively smokey offering from the Cotes du Roussillon, the 2012 Tessellae features peppery and spicy aromas and flavours of grilled cherry on the palate. 41 more words

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2012 Chateau Simone Rosé. Grand Cru de Provence. Appellation Palette Controlee, France. 14%

Okay everyone, this is one serious Rosé and we are lucky to have it available here in Australia. Let me explain.

Earlier this year, I was in Paris on holiday with my family. 281 more words

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