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Argentina

2011 Tapiz Malbec Alta Colección

I recently inherited a small collection of red wines, most of which have a few years on them.  They were stored we ll in a cool, dark place in an old cellar.  Most of these wines were gifted to the owner who didn’t drink many reds, as white is the preferred house vino.  I opened … Continue reading »

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1/2 price bargains – one Sauvignon Blanc, one Cabernet Sauvignon

Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the… half price bin at your local wine shop.  I like taking a chance on some of the interesting bottles when they’re marked down.  Take for examples these two beauties:  2012 Saint Clair Family Estate Vicar’s Choice sauvignon blanc and the 2009 Bodega Norton cabernet … Continue reading »

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Bargain Cab: Pascual Toso 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

I buy wine that I don’t love occasionally. Really, it’s OK, some wines are good, not wonderful.  Bargain hunting is an ongoing challenge which pays off with a wine that is inexpensive, yet very drinkable.  Some of those wines make for excellent food pairings or “party” wines…. the wine you take to parties where those … Continue reading »

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