Monthly Archives: August 2014

Who serves the wine consumer best? Families or corporations?

Four years ago, during the Masters of Wine Symposium in Bordeaux, there was a seminar which was based on the above questions. It had Sylvie Cazes of Château Lynch Bages and Eduardo Chadwick from the prestigious Chilean company Errazuriz, representing … Continue reading

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Merlot: Better to market fine wines by variety or place?

I have been thinking over and over again about the above question since I tasted the Falesco Merlot “Montinao” 2009 a couple of weeks ago. Merlot had its height of popularity in the US during the late 1980s and 1990s. … Continue reading

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Etna’s sense of place. Marketing tool for wine nerds? Or a truly unique experience?

First of all, I am a wine nerd. This blog is certainly not an attack on wine nerds, as I will defend them with my dying breath. But it is an examination of why I am attracted to certain wines … Continue reading

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