Reviews

New Releases from Argentina and Chile

Argentina and Chile are well known for producing wines of outstanding value. In recent years, they’ve also become recognized for making high quality wines that compete with the world’s best. We’ve explored both countries in depth in our International Wine Review report, and we’ve tasted hundreds of wines from the Southern Cone since our founding in 2005.  In this article, …

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 17, 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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12 California Whites Fit for Fall (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. California is a great place to explore a diverse range of white wines. Its multitude of appellations and microclimates allows for an abundance of varieties and styles. Today we have a mixed bag of …

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2016 Marcelle de Changey Puligny-Montrachet

I had a few readers in the forums request reviews for Costco wines that are in the $30-$40 range, so although many of our reviews focus on good bargain finds under $20, I’m going to try to sprinkle a few more expensive wines in the mix now and then. This white Burgundy jumped out at me right a way as a …

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Tasting Highlights: 8 Go-To Languedoc Value Wines (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. The Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France has become increasingly popular with wine lovers because of the diversity of its styles and its affordable price-points. In terms of value, today’s selection can’t be beat, as …

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The Good Sh*t (Biodynamic Preparations At Troon Vineyard)

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), who founded the farming practices now known under the certification of Biodynamics, was largely full of sh*t. For example, Steiner was all about making wild claims based on anonymous sources long before it became the new standard of presidential tweeting in the U.S.; just check out a handful of the claims he made in his The Submerged …

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