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Inside the University of Bordeaux’s intensive wine tasting course

For those hankering for a deeper understanding of wine — for those who want to peer behind the curtain of hedonism and start to learn what it’s all about — I cannot recommend highly enough the University of Bordeaux’s professional … Continue reading

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On “typicity” and appellations in French wines

I always assumed that the French system of classifying wines made a lot of sense. However, recently I have realized that this system is more controversial, and potentially damaging to long-term wine quality, than I thought. Continue reading

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The enduring appeal of Beaujolais

Few wines, or wine regions, are as much fun as the Beaujolais. When I reach for a red, it’s usually Beaujolais — long on quality and value, short on pretension. Continue reading

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DIY vinegar: my guest post on Ahu Eats

Originally posted on Ahu Eats — thanks Ahu! DIY Vinegar – A Guest Post by Andrew Yanev from Talking Tannins by AHU SHAHRABANI on MARCH 29, 2015 I’m very excited today to bring you a guest post from one of my … Continue reading

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Yes, you can bring your wine into the U.S.

A recent comment thread on The Winegetter reminded me of an area of confusion for many people. I prefer to see it as an area of opportunity. Most travelers think they are limited to two bottles of wine when entering the … Continue reading

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Where does my wine money go?

If you’ve ever felt brutalized by restaurant wine prices, you are not alone. Let’s take a high-level view of where your money goes when you drink at home or in a restaurant. Here, an imported bottle that a winery sells … Continue reading

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Photo tour of the Côtes du Rhone in winter

My brother and I recently had the pleasure of a free weekend around Orange, the center of the Côtes du Rhone wine region in and around Provence. This highly productive region is famous around the world and these wines land … Continue reading

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