Monthly Archives: January 2016

Should Bordeaux Go Back to Less Ripeness & More Structure?

I can’t blame Bordeaux, which struggled for many decades to ripen Cabernet Sauvignon, for celebrating the warmer vintages they have received over the past decade. But Bordeaux has been criticized by some for the increase in alcohol, ripeness and lack … Continue reading

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Texas, New Orleans and Vietnam Taught Me: Wine Stories Do Matter

Before I left for holiday break, I was able to taste some Texan wines for the first time, from Llano Estacado Winery in West Texas. I thought that all of the wines were a good value for their price at … Continue reading

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