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WINE MONDAY: David’s Wine of the Week

2011 Blanc de Lynch-Bages, Bordeaux, France ($36) I love white Bordeaux—a definitely overlooked category—both for “great” wine, and everyday wine! This beauty is somewhere in-between; it has enough “seriousness” for…

The White Wine in Winter

In this country, we often err in judging things by color…and that applies to wine, too! As the summer begins, so does the vinous drumbeat: white wine, white wine, white…

How Sweet It Is

Sweet wines—also called “dessert wines” for the food that most frequently accompanies them—always appear on connoisseurs’ lists of the greatest wines in the world. Sauternes. Vintage Port. Trockenbeerenauslese. These are…

Goin’ High-End in South Africa!

South Africa is not all soul-rattling African food, simmering collisions of historical immigrant food, nor flaming braai (the South African word for grilling). Oh, those things are enough to keep ME…