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Domaine Albert Mann 2010 Steingrubler Grand Cru Gewurztraminer, Alsace

The occasional semi-sweet wine should be a part of everyone’s vino regimen.  Some of the world’s best big whites come from Alsace.  These wines are often a great value when compared to other wines from Germany, France, and Hungary. Wines, such as this Domaine Albert Mann Gewurztraminer, balance some sweetness with a tart acidity.  This … Continue reading »

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Costco and the El Cheapo Compare-o

Do you have a Costco nearby?  If so, do you walk around the cases of wine they offer wondering if any of these $10 specials are worthy of consumption?  Yeah, me too. I bought four of these beauties from my local Costco booze store at the $10 mark.  I took the next few days giving … Continue reading »

Categories: Cabernet Sauvignon, France, grenache garnacha, Lake County, Languedoc-Roussillon, Lodi, Petit Sirah | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Les Vins de Vienne – Condrieu 2010

Completely Jonesing for a viognier (and not finding any) I asked my local expert for a reco.  He came up with this gem – 2010 Les Vins de Vienne Condrieu 2010.  He found this at one of the distributors and bought it up, but it never came around again after the 2010 vintage.  Quel dommage!!! … Continue reading »

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