**UPDATE** Tasting Notes

This latest entry looks at three red wines from France, the United States, and Italy. All delicious, all great values. RED 11/16/12 2010 Christopher Buisson Bourgogne Saint-Romain Cote d’Or (12.5% abv., $25, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants): Brilliant, light ruby in the glass, this pinot noir offers ample aromas of strawberry and damp earth, with hints of […]

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**UPDATE** Tasting Notes

Latest entries include offerings at various price points from the Finger Lakes, Napa Valley, Burgundy, the Southern Rhone, Washington State, and Corsica. Cheers! WHITE 9/26/12 2011 Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling, Columbia Valley (11% abv., $9, Safeway): Moderately off-dry with a residual sugar of 2.23 g/100ml, this simple riesling is a blend of grapes from throughout […]

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Five Red Wines Under $10

I’ve spent a lot of time and energy these past few months drinking, er, researching, rosé and white wines. Most of that effort comes from the fact that I’m an optimist (read: wildly delusional); even if the weather around the East Bay has been telling me, loudly, that it’s not really summer, I’m going to […]

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In The Pink

Have you ever had that situation where you get together with two of your friends who have never met each other? You figure that because you get along with both of them, then they’ll get along with each other. But when they finally do meet, it’s clear that they just don’t match up. Last week […]

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2009 Rocaberdi Vino Tinto Catalunya

RED 4/5/12  2009 Rocaberdi Vino Tinto Catalunya (13.5% abv., $8.99, Du Vin Fine Wines/Beaune Imports): A blend of 50% garnacha, 40% mazuela, and 10% syrah, this vino tinto is deep garnet, almost purple, with a soft rose rim, and offers smokey aromas of dried red and black fruit along with bits of herbs and sweet […]

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