Small Sips and Tastings

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Troubles with Cork


I don’t understand the continuing use of cork closures. In the first place, TCA or cork taint is certainly an ongoing problem. For while proponents of cork closures claim that…

Another fine rosé


Here is another excellent rosé from Costières de Nîmes that we are currently enjoying. It is composed of saignées of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. I love the beautiful, more traditional…

A Visit with Arboleda Wines


I recently enjoyed an interesting visit and tasting with Chilean winemaker Emily Faulconer of Arboleda Wines. Arboleda is the personal wine project of Eduardo Chadwick (one of Chile’s great wine…