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Henriot, Rose Millesime 2008

Champagne
Henriot, Rose Millesime 2008
France

In Champagne most wines are made by blending multiple vintages together, which are then referred to as “multi-vintage”. But in exceptional years, when the quality of the harvest is outstanding, producers will release a vintage wine, like this gorgeous 2008 Rose. 109 more words

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Le Japon

Japan is a massive market for wine. Red wine that is. It’s always been a nation of pretty serious drinkers. They love their Sake, and they make some pretty good beer too.  673 more words

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Pinot Noir and cola too

I was so intent on letting every last sip of this Brook Winery Pinot Noir melt into my mouth that I didn’t think to take a photo of the bottle or a glass of it with the paired roasted salmon. 138 more words

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Taittinger, Prestige Rose

Champagne
Taittinger, Prestige Rose
France

Taittinger is one of the most revered Champagne Houses. Connoisseurs adore the flagship Comtes de Champagne, perhaps the finest of all the sparkling wines made from 100% Chardonnay. 118 more words

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Exporting Bordeaux wines to Asia - 1994

My training in export sales involved going to the owner’s chateau, having a 3 hour dinner with some staggering old crus classes, and not speaking a word about business.  886 more words

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July Wine Club: Sauvignon Blanc

For the first posting of Wine Club we will be focusing on Sauvignon Blanc!

Typically a light to medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing white wine with notable acidity, Sauvignon Blanc offers a fairly wide range of flavors. 277 more words

Villa Maria, Reserve, Clifford Bay, 2012

Sauvignon Blanc
Villa Maria, Reserve, Clifford Bay, 2012
Marlborough, New Zealand

Villa Maria is the most awarded family-owned winery in New Zealand. It was founded in 1961 by Sir George Fistonich who has been instrumental in putting the country in the vinous spotlight. 100 more words

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