Reviews

6 Shining Spanish Wines at 90+ Points (Wine Spectator)

Tasting Highlights’ wine reviews are fresh out of the tasting room, offering a sneak peek of our editors’ most recent scores and notes to WineSpectator.com members. Spain has the largest vineyard area of any country in the world, and many indigenous grapes to work with. Given the diversity of terroir, climate and raw material, its wines offer a variety of …

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ProWein for the US Wine Business

ProWein offers a unique opportunity for producers to market their wines to an international audience Elaine Chukan Brown SINCE ITS ADVENT IN 1994,ProWeinhasbecomeoneofthelargest trade and industry events for wine and spirits in the world. In 2018, the event in Du?sseldorf hosted 6,870 exhibitors from 64 countries. More than 60,000 trade visitors from over 133 countries attended the event during three …

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2013 Kirkland Signature Series Brunello di Montalcino

The Kirkland Brunello is always an interesting wine ever since we saw the first vintage of it, the 2010, arrive in Costco stores. That 2010 vintage was incredible and I thought we were setting the course for an amazing new addition to the Kirkland family…until the following year when the 2011 came out.  It was a vastly inferior wine and …

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8 Great California Wine Finds Under $20 (Wine Spectator)

Tasting Highlights’ wine reviews are fresh out of the tasting room, offering a sneak peek of our editors’ most recent scores and notes to WineSpectator.com members. Everyone loves a good deal, especially when it comes to wine. Here are eight budget-friendly California bottlings from recent tastings that won’t disappoint no matter the occasion. Sauvignon Blanc is often a great pick …

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 5, 2018

I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format. They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) currently available wines (click here for the skinny on how to read them), and are presented …

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2015 Ritual Pinot Noir

I must admit, I was attracted initially to the superficial appearance of this wine. The label is simple and classy with a small illustration of a winemaker tending to a grape vine. I liked the exaggerated curve of the Burgundy bottle as well, a hint to the style of Pinot Noir inside. These kinds of bottles are nice for presentation …

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