Gordon Estate 2009 Syrah, Columbia Valley

Posted in American Wine Reviews

Another winery has opted to change its name and cause great confusion in the marketplace. Gordon Brothers Winery, which has earned a large following over the past decade, has changed its name to Gordon Estate. I assume this has to do with one of the brothers no longer being involved in the winery, but do they have to change the name, their logo, the fonts, the label.. everything?  I only realized that this was the same winery was when I was tasting the wine and thinking to...

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Bordeaux, or no?

Posted in News

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.  If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”  – Groucho Marx In the article Wine Scams: A Counterfeiter Confesses, wine writer Lettie Teague (Food & Wine magazine, October 2008 issue) attempts to pull a fast one on her friends (and industry colleagues) by concocting a 100-point first-growth Bordeaux for a special tasting.  Teague settles on faking a 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild and asks Chris...

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