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This third growth is planted to 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot, with an average age of vines of 30 years. Perfectly situated adjacent to Gruaud Larose, the estate has been turning out very good to excellent wines in the last 25 years. Although the wine is ... more
The general consensus among the critics is that the 2009 Croix de Beaucaillou is the finest vintage to date of this noble estate's 'second' wine. The Grand Vinis being subjected to an increasingly stricter selection process, with only about 50% of the vineyard production going into the final Ducru. ... more
This estate was classified as a Fifth Growth in 1855 and is currently part of the Rothschild trio of chateaux in Pauillac. Encompassing over 100 acres, the vineyards are planted to 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Frannc and 2% Petit Verdot with old vines averaging 45 years. The ... more
We visited this ancient estate in April 2010 and tasted this 2009 out of barrel with Luc d'Arfeuille, whose family has owned the estate for over 100 years. Château La Serre is a 17 acre vineyard at the very top of Saint-Emilion, just outside the village itself. The residence was ... more
Planted to 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the vineyard is superbly situated overlooking the Gironde River. The style of the wine is one of inky black color, loads of concentration and plenty of tannin. 'Sociando-Mallet is the poster child for what cru bourgeois estates ... more
Planted to 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, Talbot has vines averaging 40 years, and the winery ages the wine for 15 months in barrels with 40% new oak. The estate was named after the English commander John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, who was ... more
The Domaine de Lagravière was purchased in 1803 by Pierre de Malartic, whose uncle, Comte de Malartic, battled against the British in Canada, bringing fame to the name and creating the martime theme associated with the estate. The Malartic name was applied to the estate after 1850. The estate has ... more
Sweet berry and currant on the nose and palate, with hints of mint. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. This is like Lynch from the 1980s. This is made with more Cabernet Sauvignon than the old second wines of Lynch, and shows more class. Barrel tasting. more
Owned by the Moreau family, the Plince estate is managed by the Jean-Pierre Moueix firm of Château Pétrus fame. Planted to 72% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the estate's vines average about 25 years and they only make about 3000 cases per year. We have followed this ... more
Made by Pichon-Longueville-Baron, one of Bordeaux's most renowned estates, Les Tourelles de Longueville is the estate's second wine, typically made of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with small percentages of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. AXA owns some of the very finest properties in Bordeaux. The teams at these estates ... more
Wine which is produced and bottled under strict supervision and meets all standards to be certified Kosher.
Wine which is produced using organic practices and is free of all synthetic chemicals, antibiotics, hormones and pesticides.
Biodynamic designation is regulated by Demeter, an international certification organization. Biodynamic agriculture is based on the view of a farm as a self-contained organism. Certified organic vineyards must meet Demeter"s additional criteria for a period of one year before earning the designation "biodynamic."
Sustainable practices incorporate organic standards and may exceed them and include ecologically and socially sound business practices such as fair pay for farm workers and energy conservation.
Wines sealed with a screw cap as opposed to a cork, which experts report protects and preserves wine more effectively than does a cork, while also eliminating the possibility of cork taint.
All wines naturally contain some sulfites, however wines that contain less than 10 parts per million sulfites are not required to include "Contains Sulfites" on their labels.
Wines that are still in the barrel and have yet to be bottled. Futures offer the opportunity to invest in a wine before it arrives in our store.
Like futures, pre-arrivals are wines that have not yet arrived on our shelves, however they may or may not be a new release. Pre-arrivals may already be bottled and en route to our store.
The Wine Advocate is a bimonthly wine publication featuring the consumer advice of wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. Initially titled The Baltimore-Washington Wine Advocate the first issue was published in 1978. Accepting no advertising, the newsletter publishes in excess of 7,500 reviews per year, utilizing Parker's rating system that employs a 50-100 point quality scale.
Wine Spectator is a lifestyle magazine that focuses on wine and wine culture. It publishes 15 issues per year with content that includes news, articles, profiles, and general entertainment pieces. Each issue also includes from 400 to more than 1,000 wine reviews, which consist of wine ratings and tasting notes.
Since 1997, the 100% subscriber-supported IWC has also been available in French and Japanese editions.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine is a lifestyle magazine covering wine, food, spirits, travel and entertaining topics. It was founded in 1988 by Adam and Sybil Strum and reaches 686,000 readers. Its wine ratings, conducted by reviewers in major wine-producing areas of the world, are considered an influential gauge for consumers and professionals in the wine industry.
BeerAdvocate is an organization founded by brothers Todd and Jason Alström. The mission, as stated on their website, is to "Respect Beer". BeerAdvocate also has a full-color monthly magazine. It includes various articles written by, and concerning, craft brewers (both amateur and professional). The brothers also write for various journals, including Boston's Weekly Dig.
Wine and Spirits is America's practical guide to the straightforward, enlightened enjoyment of fine wine and and premium spirits. We have for 18 years served customers and marketers alike with a lively mix of wine reviews, features, profiles, food and wine pairings, new product introductions, travel pieces, history, opinion and wine business news.
Burghound.com was the first of its kind to offer specialized, and more importantly, exhaustive coverage of a specific wine region. The first Issue was released in January of 2001 and there are now subscribers in more than 50 countries and nearly all 50 states. Allen Meadows spends over four months a year in Burgundy and visits more than 300 domaines during that time.
James is one of the world’s leading authorities on Australian wine, matching intelligent, honest reviews with unparalleled knowledge of, and passion for, the wine industry.
The Bottle Shop wine store in Spring Lake, New Jersey, is owned by the Murray family, who have been wine merchants in Monmouth County since 1972. Tom and Marie Murray converted a small liquor store on the Jersey Shore into a vintage wine, cheese and gourmet food shop; an endeavor reported in the New York Times in the summer of 1974. Today, their three children are continuing the tradition...
At OC Wine Mart, we are redefining your neighborhood wine, liquor & convenience store. We have a wine specialist on board who will gladly help you find the best wine for your particular occasion, whether it’s for a special dinner party, a gift, or just the right wine to pair with food, to take an everyday meal to the next level.
For thirty-five years, Connoisseurs’ Guide has been the authoritative voice of the California wine consumer. With readers in all fifty states and twenty foreign countries, the Guide is valued by wine lovers everywhere for its honesty and for it strong adherence to the principles of transparency, unbiased, hard-hitting opinions.
Our mission is to become the trusted resource for the wine enthusiast, whether shopping for yourself or sending a gift. We strive to offer you a great selection, low prices, convenient delivery and information that helps you purchase and enjoy wine with confidence.
We take great pride in our extensive selection of wines and travel around the world to bring you great values, rare gems and the finest quality to satisfy your palate.
I rate wines using the 100-points scale. I have used this point system for close to 25 years. I still believe it is the simplest way to rate a wine, with its origins from grade school in the United States. A wine that I rate 90 points or more is outstanding (A), and worth buying. If I rate a wine 95 points or more (A+), it is a must buy.
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View From the Cellar, an electronic wine newsletter published bi-monthly by John Gilman.
Homepage for wine writer, Neal Martin's, "Diary of a Wine Writer".
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Malt Advocate magazine is America's leading whisky magazine. It's the number one source for whisky information, education and entertainment for whisky enthusiasts.
Dedicated to the wines and grapes of the Rhone Valley
Wine Review Online was originally conceived by Publisher Robert Whitley as an all-encompassing platform for the many talented wine journalists he came across in his travels as wine columnist for the Creators Syndicate.
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The Wine Front is an independent review site for consumers. It is a subscriber-only service and has been since it started in 2002. It’s run by Gary Walsh, Campbell Mattinson and Mike Bennie. Each year thousands of new wine reviews and comments are published here. All wines are given a score out of 100 and a ‘best drinking’ window.
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Since launching in May 2013 Vinous has become one the fastest growing wine content websites in the world. Regular features include comprehensive reviews of new releases from Italy, California, Champagne and Burgundy, vertical tastings and retrospectives, in-depth videos shot on location, Vinous Favorites - our top picks under $25 - and Vinous Table, where we profile our top eating and drinking destinations.
ChampagneGuide.net is the web's most comprehensive guide to the wines and wine producers of Champagne. This online guide features profiles of over 160 champagne producers, from renowned négociant houses to small grower estates.
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible is the world's leading whisky guide. Each edition contains roughly 4,500 detailed, professionally analysed and easy to understand tasting notes on the world's leading and lesser known whiskies.
Whisky Advocate magazine is America's leading whisky magazine. The #1 source for whisky information, education & entertainment for whisky enthusiasts.
Decanter magazine is - quite simply - the world’s best wine magazine. Read in over 90 countries, Decanter is required reading for everyone with an interest in wine - from amateur enthusiast to serious collector.
World-renowned wine authority and Master of Wine delivers her tasting notes, wine news, intelligent and courteous members' forum, and fine wine writing aplenty plus exclusive online access to The Oxford Companion to Wine.
THE TASTING PANEL magazine is the most widely circulated trade publication in the beverage industry, reaching an audience of thousands of key decision-makers every month and growing on an international scale.
Beverage Dynamics is the largest national magazine dedicated to the needs of the off-premise beverage alcohol retailer.
PinotReport is written exclusively about Western Pinot Noir.
RateBeer is an independent world site for craft beer enthusiasts and is dedicated to serving the entire craft beer community through beer education, promotion and outreach.
Drink Spirits is a spirit ‘agnostic’ site which means that, while we have our favorite spirits, we believe that there are amazing spirits within ALL categories of distilled spirits and alcohol.
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