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Wine Gifts

Wine BooksThe Wine Bible, Second Editionby Karen MacNeilBack in 2000, the Wine Bible was a revelatory publication. It transcended the usual wine drivel; Karen offered real information in a well written and …

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The Seven Types of Corkscrews

Types of CorkscrewsCorks slowly became the most prominent bottle stoppers during a long three-hundred-year period between 1600 and the early 1900s. And with cork came many types of corkscrews.With the cork …

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Top Picks for Wine Books

Wine is all about knowledge. If you are drawn toward the world of wine, then there are two things you will need: a good book and a corkscrew. The more you …

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Wine Gift Ideas

If you’ve ever found yourself shopping for a wine-lover, you’ll know that it’s a lot harder than one might think. And with so many gifting options available, the last thing to …

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Wine Reviews

Bodegas Gormaz Ribera del Duero CrianzaWith Rioja, the region of Ribero Del Duero produces some of the world’s best tempranillo-based wines. This is a spectacular value for this quality. Full-bodied with dense …

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Wine Reviews

Cuatro Rayas “Nocturna” RuedaClassic verdejo from northwest Spain. Aromas of tulip and guava are enticing, but it’s the crunchy acid and orange-fennel flavors that make this a winner. If you’re thinking …

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Wine Reviews

Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa ValleyA classic style of Napa Cabernet. I really love the cardamom, black olive, and eucalyptus notes here. Medium-bodied and restrained, this works very well with grilled beef …

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newsletter march 2019

Wine Reviews from the Wine School

Wine ReviewsThese highly rated wines are both classy and gift-worthy.  For more, check out all our wine reviews. here. Bodega Pujanza 2015 “Hado” Rioja2015 was an exceptionally warm year, with harvest coming …

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Wine Guide 2018

Wine Reviews

Wine ReviewsThese highly rated wines are both classy and gift-worthy. As always, for the full list of current reviews, check out our wine ratings and reviews. Chateau St. Jean Reserve ChardonnayAromas of …

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The Wine Gift Guide

Looking for a wine gift? Here is the Wine School’s guide to the best wine gifts available!Gift a Bottle of Wine!I want three core elements for any wine: high quality, fairly …

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Wine Reviews

 Mazzei Belguardo Serrata ToscanaBelguardo’s vineyards are on the Tuscan coast, much warmer than the more traditional vineyards in the central hills. This makes for some very modern, ultra-ripe versions of Sangiovese, along …

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Wine Reviews

Tormaresca “Trentangeli” Castel del MonteI am a big fan of Aglianico, but it isn’t a crowd-pleaser. It’s more like the Metallica of the wine world. Even some of our sommelier friends …

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december newsletter 2017

Wine Reviews

Robert Young Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Scion Estate in Alexander ValleyThis is a classic. Aromas of Earl Grey tea and hibiscus are balanced with fresh mint and tobacco. The wine is rich …

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october newsletter 2017

Wine Reviews

 El Molet JumillaThis bottle is something of an ugly duckling. The first few years of its life, it was a bit green-toned and abrasive. That can happen to grapes harvested early, …

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Wine Gift Ideas

A Perfect Wine & Chocolate PairingEveryone loves getting fed. You could whip up a three-course meal, but that’s not a quick gift. If you want all the glory without all the …

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Wine Reviews

Zotovich Estate Pinot Noir Santa Rita HillsTaut red fruit with layers of wild rose and honeysuckle. It is a lithe expression of Pinot Noir that offers great finesse and clarity. A …

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